If you or a friend experiences sexual assault or any form of sexual misconduct, we encourage you to tell someone about it and seek help. You have choices about where you disclose information and what services you want to access. The staff at AU Counseling Services can help you with these decisions and support you throughout the process.
The first step to recovery from sexual assault is to talk to someone about how to get help. To protect your health and well-being you are encouraged to also seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe you have no injuries.
At Alfred University, we recognize that sexual assault can occur in all types of relationships and we will not discriminate when providing services for victims and survivors.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Seeking medical attention allows you to have evidence collected. Having evidence collected within 72 hours preserves your right to decide at a later date whether you wish to go forward with the University’s judicial process or with the criminal justice system.
Emergency Contraception is available at the Wellness Center Health Services for a discounted student price
EC is also available at some pharmacies without a prescription for those 18 year or older. In Hornell, EC is available at Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Wegman’s Pharmacy. The Alfred Pharmacy does not provide EC.
Third Step: Deciding about Making a Statement and Staying Safe
Choosing to report does not require that a criminal or judicial proceeding be completed. Anonymous reports allow us to be aware of offenses that may be occurring on campus. Contact Counseling Services at 607-871-2300 for help in submitting an anonymous report.
At AU, the following offices can help:
AU Public Safety, 607-871-2108:
AU Conduct System and the Dean of Students, 607-871-2132
You may decide to make a sexual misconduct report to the Dean of Students. If you do this, it does not mean that you must then make a criminal complaint to the police. Filing a sexual misconduct report with the Dean of Students merely documents that an incident occurred at AU or involved a student at AU.
You may choose to make a complaint of violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy at AU if you are interested in pressing a complaint against an AU student.
The Dean of Students office is located in the 2nd floor of the Powell Campus Center.
We encourage you to meet with an AU Counseling Services counselor prior to meeting with the Dean to help in exploring this option. If you wish, a counselor can accompany you to your meeting with the Dean. AU Counseling Services, 607-871-2300
For Local Police and Emergency Services, call 911.
The Alfred Police Department is located at 7 West University Street in Alfred. The APD can be reached in non-emergency situations by dialing 607-587-8877.
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, 607-324-1124, or visit their website for more information at http://www.plannedparenthood.org and fill the search field with the zip code 14802 and NY State.
Cattaraugus Community Action Victim Services Division, 1-888-945-3970.