The VARCC offers a variety of both private and confidential services for students in need of support and resources.

Private or confidential

A confidential person/office will not disclose what you tell them to anyone else at Binghamton University or outside the University unless there is imminent concern for safety. On campus, these resources include health and counseling services and the University Ombudsman. Off campus, these resources typically include healthcare and mental health providers.

A private person/office is required to disclose what you tell them to the Title IX coordinator. However, Binghamton University offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary for the Title IX coordinator to investigate and/or seek a resolution. These resources typically include on-campus offices such as University Police, Case Management, the Dean of Students and most other University employees. 

Services provided

  • Sexual assault advocate, private
    Our sexual assault advocate is here to help students feel safe and heard, advocate for students who would like to report an incident of sexual assault or violence, and help students discover and understand the resources available to them. 
  • Deputy Title IX coordinator, private
    Binghamton University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator helps students understand their rights to ensure that they can continue to participate in college/University-wide and campus programs, activities and employment. Resources are available for survivors of sexual assault, domestic or dating violence and/or stalking as well as for those who have been accused. Students who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking can submit a report to the deputy Title IX coordinator.
  • Bystander training coordinator, private
    Our coordinator for bystander training helps students access resources for bystander intervention training and programming. One such resource is the 20:1 Prevention Program, a peer education program, that also offers a sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention internship for students.
  • Office of Student Conduct, private
    Students can report sexual assault or sexual violence to the Office of Student Conduct. Our team can help students navigate the reporting process.
  • Residential Life, private
    Our team member from Residential Life can help students build their on-campus support system and connect with services available to on-campus residents, including Residential Life’s MSW and DEEP internship programs.
  • University Police Department, Binghamton City Police Department /University Liaison, N.Y. state investigator (and other jurisdictions), private
    The VARCC team can assist students in reporting sexual assault or violence to the appropriate University, state or local police departments.
  • Crime Victims Assistance Center (CVAC), confidential
    CVAC serves the greater Binghamton community by providing free counseling and education to survivors and people who have been a victim of, or affected by, a crime. Our CVAC advocate can connect students to resources that are available off campus or after regular business hours.
  • Trauma recovery, confidential
    Students who have experienced trauma as a result of violence or assault can meet with our trauma specialist counselor to work through their experience and find support. The trauma specialist counselor and counseling services are available through the University Counseling Center
  • Binghamton University Interfaith Council, private and confidential resources available
    Binghamton University Interfaith Council representatives and/or other service providers are also resources available for students who have experienced trauma.