Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, or know anyone who has been assaulted, find more information on services and support resources, where to report the crime,  and connect with others who have been in the same situation.

Association of American Universities (AAU) 2015 Campus Climate Survey Released

On Monday, September 21, 2015 President Garrett sent an email to the Cornell community about the findings of the AAU 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.

In it, she stated: "The aggregate AAU report, as well as the Cornell-specific report from the 19% (3,906) of our students who participated in the survey, reinforce what we have known, and what we have been working to address for many years: that student sexual assault is a serious national problem, occurring with unacceptable frequency at Cornell and on campuses across the country. The results also underscore there is still more work to be done to educate and to help protect our students. Even one instance of sexual assault on our campus is one too many."

The work Cornell is doing to prevent sexual violence, compassionately support survivors, and create a safer and more caring campus culture in which bias, harassment, and violence have no place continues with renewed vigor. 

Resources At Cornell

SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault — Response and Education)
SHARE is a comprehensive website that provides information about all of the services and resources available at Cornell to those impacted by sexual assault, rape, or sexual harassment. Information about support services for survivors, where to get help or where to report an incident, laws and policies, as well as educational initiatives and opportunities for engagement on these issues is all detailed on this well-organized site.

Victim Advocacy at Cornell
(607) 255-1212 (not secure for confidential communication)
The Victim Advocate can outline options, help you get connected to services and help with academic or other pressures you may be feeling. The Cornell Advocate can also provide on-going support and answer many questions you may have. Most importantly, they can help you think through what you need to begin the healing process.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
(607) 255-5208

EARS (Empathy, Assistance, & Referral Service)
(607) 255-EARS

Cornell Health 
(607) 255-5155

Cornell Title IX Office
(607) 255-2242
Cornell University is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the Cornell community.  Cornell University will not tolerate gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff, or faculty. At this site you can find information about policies, processes, and reporting options at Cornell University.

Cornell Police
(607) 255-1111

Resources Off-Campus

The Advocacy Center
(607) 277-5000 (24 hours)
Free and confidential services for anyone affected by sexual assault or abuse, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse or stalking by an intimate partner. Provides supportive services to youth and adults in Tompkins County New York who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence. Services include: 24 hour hotline, emotional support, help with police or courts, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and emergency shelter.

Ithaca City Police
(607) 272-3245

Cayuga Heights Police
(607) 257-1011

More Info

(800) 656-HOPE
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Survivors

This link contains a sampling of some resources available to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ). Many of the resources listed provide links to other websites, reading lists, and newsletters for more information.  Additional resources may be available within local and campus communities. Descriptions are adapted directly from their websites.