File a Report
If you have been sexually assaulted or raped, or if think you have been but are not sure, it’s your decision whether you file a report or not. If there is a chance you’ll want to report the incident, either now or in the near future, evidence should be collected within 96 hours of the incident. Evidence can be collected at a local emergency room: UHS Binghamton General Hospital or Lourdes Hospital. Sexual Assault Forensics Examiner (SAFE) nurses conduct a SAFE examination and can serve as an expert witness should you decide to make a formal report. To learn more about SAFE examinations, click here.
If you choose to report the sexual assault, there are various options available to you. Some of these options require you to provide your name and contact information; in some cases this information can be kept confidential if you request it.
You have the RIGHT to an advocate at any time
Advocacy is available through the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program and from Crime Victim Assistance Center (CVAC) by calling 607-722-4256. For information on advocate services visit our Role of an Advocate page.
Formal reports can be filed with:
- The University Police by calling 607-777-2393, e-mailing email@example.com or going to the University Police office in the basement of the Couper Administration Building
- Report the incident anonymously using the University Police Department’s online Report a Crime Form.
- If the assault happened off campus, contact the local police.
- If you were assaulted off campus, the University Police will take your report and then refer you to the police department that has jurisdiction in the location you were assaulted.
- Report it to the University Title IX Coordinator, Val Hampton.
- Tell your resident assistant or resident director, who will then formalize the report with the Office of Student Conduct
Informal reports can be filed with:
- A local emergency room; you may contact Harpur's Ferry ambulance service at 607-777-3333 to take you there.
- Go to the Decker Student Health Services Center.
- Speak to a counselor at the University Counseling Center.
- Meet with the University Ombudsman
- Talk with one of the EAP Coordinators