Campus and Community Resources Related to Sexual Misconduct

A Reporting Individual has many options, including seeking counseling or assistance from a confidential resource, making a report under this policy, and/or making a report to law enforcement. The University encourages prompt reporting of Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX coordinator and (where appropriate) to law enforcement. The University also recognizes that deciding among these options can be difficult and is a personal decision for each student.

For questions about or requests for supportive measures or interim actions, contact the Title IX coordinator:

Meg Flaherty
Title IX Coordinator
Campus Center 206 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
(585) 385-8232
After hours by contacting the residence director on duty, or the Office of Safety and Security.

Supportive Measures and/or Interim Actions

Supportive Measures

Non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized supportive measures and services are offered as appropriate and reasonably available to the Complainant, Respondent and/or witnesses. Such measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University's education program or activity without unreasonably burdening any party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties and the University's campus and education environment, or to deter further sexual misconduct or harassment. Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to, University No-Contact Orders, changes in academic, work, parking, and/or living situations, if reasonable alternatives exist. The University will maintain as confidential any provided supportive measures, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the University's ability to provide and effectuate such measures.

Supportive Measures are available to the Complainant, the Respondent and/or witnesses whether or not:

  • A Formal Complaint is filed
  • A report results in an investigation by the University
  • A report results in the initiation of either a Title IX Grievance Process or a Disciplinary Resolution
  • The Complainant, Respondent and/or witnesses choose to participate in the University’s investigation

Interim Actions (Including Emergency Removal)

The Title IX Coordinator may assign an interim action or actions at any time following the receipt of information of an allegation of Prohibited Conduct that is apparently reliable and relates to the safety and/or welfare of any person, University property, or any University function. The assignment of an interim action(s) restricts the Respondent from certain privileges at the University in the interest of safety and/or the well-being of the community or the student themselves; it does not mean the Respondent has been found or presumed to be responsible for the alleged conduct or for any violation of this Policy or the Student Code of Conduct. No such action shall impair any rights of disabled individuals under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The evaluation of an interim action must treat Complainants and Respondents equitably and consider all reasonable and appropriate alternatives to minimize an interruption to a student’s participation in the University's education program or activities, while protecting the University community pending an investigation and determination regarding the alleged conduct.

Interim actions against a student may include the following:

  • Modification or suspension of the ability of a student to be present in specific areas or buildings on campus
  • Modification or suspension of the ability of a student to be present on University property in its entirety
  • Modification or suspension of the ability to attend class(es)
  • Modification or suspension of the ability to participate in a University-related activity or activities
  • The issuance of a No Contact Order.

Interim suspension, or emergency removal, pending the outcome of the processes detailed in this Policy will occur only when the Respondent (either a student or an employee) is determined to present an immediate threat to the health and safety of the University community. In making this determination, the University will conduct a prompt individualized safety and risk analysis, considering the particular Respondent and specific circumstances arising from the allegations posing an immediate threat to a person’s health or safety.

In the specific case of an interim suspension or emergency removal of a Respondent (either a student or an employee) who has been reported to be the alleged perpetrator of Title IX Sexual Harassment, as defined above, the Respondent shall have the opportunity to challenge the decision immediately following the interim suspension or emergency removal by providing written notice to the Title IX Coordinator.

The University retains the authority to place a non-student Respondent on administrative leave during the pendency of a Title IX Grievance Process. Further, a non-student Respondent accused of Prohibited Conduct or sexual misconduct of any nature shall remain subject to interim actions as applicable and permitted under University rules and policies governing employment.

The interim action(s) will be communicated in writing to the affected parties, by email or USPS mail, and will be effective immediately. Failure or refusal to take receipt of notification will not negate or postpone the implementation of said interim action.

Interim actions are in effect from the time of issuance until the Title IX Coordinator determines that the reason for imposing the interim action no longer exists and the student receives written notice that the interim action is no longer applicable or until the resolution of the matter.

Both the Respondent and the Complainant shall, upon request, be afforded a prompt review, as reasonable under the circumstances, of the need for and terms of interim actions, including potential modification, and shall be allowed to submit a request in writing and evidence in support of the request to the Title IX Coordinator. The other party may be notified regarding any requests made for changes or modifications. The Title IX Coordinator will conduct a prompt review, as reasonable under the circumstances, of the need for and terms of the interim actions, and will notify both parties of the decision to modify or not.

Emergency Resources and Law Enforcement

Emergency medical assistance, campus safety, and local law enforcement assistance are available 24/7 both on and off campus. Individuals are encouraged to seek medical treatment as soon as possible following an incident that may pose a threat to safety or physical well-being or following a potential criminal offense. Not only can internal and external injuries be treated, but measures can be taken to combat the possibilities of disease or pregnancy, as well as to collect evidence that could be relevant to criminal charges that may be brought or that might be needed to obtain a protection order.

In an emergency, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at (585) 385-8111 or local law enforcement by dialing 911.

Emergency Medical Care Resources

UR Medicine Urgent Care, Pittsford, (585) 203-1055
Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care, Penfield, (585) 388-5280
Immediate Care East, Victor, (585) 398-1275
Urgent Care by Lifetime Health, Rochester, (585) 338-1200

Within 96 hours (4 days) of an assault, an individual can get a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (or "SAFE," commonly referred to as a rape kit) at a local hospital. Completing a SAFE will not require a report to the police, but will help an individual preserve evidence in case they decide at a later date to file a police report. Before obtaining a SAFE, a person should avoid showering, washing, changing clothes, combing hair, drinking, eating, or altering their physical appearance. There should be no charge for a rape kit, but there may be charges for medical or counseling services off campus, and in some cases, insurance may be billed for services. An individual should notify hospital personnel if they do not want their insurance policyholder to be notified about their access to these services.

The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) may also be able to assist in compensating you (victims/survivors) for health care and counseling services, including emergency funds.

More information may be found on the OVS Forensic Rape Examination Direct Reimbursement Program website or by calling 1 (800) 247-8035.

Local Hospitals with a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Strong Memorial Hospital – Emergency Department, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642
Rochester General Hospital – Pediatric Emergency Department, 1425 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621

A report may be made to Monroe County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program at (585) 753-4389 or by calling 911.

A report can also be made with the New York State Police at:

New York State Police
Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit
1220 Washington Ave, Building 22
Albany, New York 12226
Dedicated 24-hour hotline: 1-844-845-7269

On-Campus: Confidential Resources

Health and Wellness Center (All Staff), M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wegmans School of Nursing, Suite 107, (585) 385-8280.

Campus Ministry (Fr. Kevin), M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Campus Center, (585) 385-8368.

Off-Campus: Confidential Resources

Willow Domestic Violence Center
24-hours a day, Free, Confidential
(585) 222-SAFE (7233)
SERVICES: 24/7 hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, children's services, court advocacy, dating violence education, prevention education

Restore: Sexual Assault Services
24-hours a day, Free, Confidential
Rochester (Monroe County) Hotline: (585) 546-2777
Genesee, Livingston, Orleans & Wyoming Counties Hotline: (800) 527-1757
114 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605
SERVICES: Trained counselors provide crisis intervention and support services to individuals who are survivors of sexual assault; provide information to enable informed choices concerning medical, legal, and counseling needs; offer advocacy and information about client's rights; provide short-term counseling sessions, and legal and medical accompaniment

Center for Dispute Settlement
Reynolds Arcade Building, Suite 800 (8th Floor)
16 Main St., Rochester, NY
(585) 546-5110

New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit
5831 Groveland Station Rd.
Mount Morris, NY 14510

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
24-hours a day, Free, Confidential
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
SERVICES: Support from a trained staff member, help finding a local health facility trained to care for survivors of sexual assault that offers services like sexual assault forensic exams, help to talk through what happened, local resources to assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery, referrals for long term support, information about the laws in your community, and basic information about medical concerns

IGNITE Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims
VP: (855) 812-1001 TTY: (800) 787-3224 Voice: (800) 799-7233
SERVICES: Supports the needs of deaf, deaf blind, and hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence; anonymity and confidentiality are strictly honored

Resolve of Rochester, Inc.
Free, Confidential (585) 425-1580
P.O. Box 21, Fairport, NY 14450
SERVICES: Serves individuals in transition from domestic violence who need individual or group counseling, advocacy, or community referrals as they heal from abuse, also offer creative arts therapy and trauma-based self-defense classes.

Trillium Health
Monday-Friday (hours vary daily)
(585) 545-7200
259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
SERVICES: Medical care, specialized LGBT care, on-site pharmacy and lab services, HIV prevention and testing, women's gynecological services, and supportive services

Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. Victim Assistant Program
789 Linden Avenue, Rochester 14625
SERVICES: Crisis support, short-term counseling, referrals, advocacy, case status, and court procedure information

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
24-hours a day, Free, Confidential
New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906

Pregnancy and Related Conditions

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status–in educational programs and activities.

Students may request accommodations based on general pregnancy needs or pregnancy-related conditions including any change in pregnancy status. The accommodation request form is submitted to the Title IX Coordinator, who will reach out to discuss your request further. Your request and status will be kept private to the greatest extent possible; appropriate staff will only be notified on a need-to-know basis.

Pregnancy and Related Conditions Accommodation Request (Students) [pdf]