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Resource NameContact InfoConfidential?DescriptionServices OfferedAdditional Notes
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Confidential Resourceshttps://titleix.cornell.edu/resources/confidential/YesList of resourcesList of resources
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Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Educationhttps://www.share.cornell.edu/getcare/help-anytime/N/AList of resourcesList of resources
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Identity Resourceshttps://dos.cornell.edu/womens-resource-center/find-support/sexual-assaultN/AList of resourcesList of resources
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Cornell Healthhttps://health.cornell.edu/resources/health-topics/assault-harassmentYesHealth center on the Ithaca campusPhone consultations and assistance.

Confidential medical care.

Guidance, assistance, transportation coordination, and follow-up care for emergency room visits to the Cayuga Medical Center for recording of evidence.

Couseling, drop-in consultations, and group therapy.
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Cayuga Medical CenterYesLocal hospital near the Ithaca campusIf you want to have physical / medical evidence of sexual assault recorded for legal purposes, you should be seen at a hospital emergency room within 72 hours of the incident. In Ithaca, this service is provided 24/7 by specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners at Cayuga Medical Center (607-274-4411).
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Victim Advocacy Programhttps://health.cornell.edu/services/victim-advocacyYesThe university’s Victim Advocacy Program provides assistance to members of the Cornell community who are victims of harmful, threatening, or violent incidents. Advocates support individuals who have experienced: Sexual assault or rape; Violent or potentially violent relationships; Stalking; Harassment; Physical or emotional/mental assault; Bias-related incidents; Hazing; Related types of victimization.Personal support and an opportunity to talk about what happened.

Information and answers to questions about options and resources.

Help thinking through and deciding on a course of action

Accompaniment to meetings, court hearings, etc., or serve as a liaison

Connection with campus, community, and state resources for counseling, advising , or reporting

Connection with University offices (when appropriate, advocates can work with faculty and staff)
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The Advocacy Centerhttp://www.actompkins.org/YesExperiencing any form of domestic or sexual violence can have both short and long term impacts on the life of the survivor and those who care about them. It is the mission of the Advocacy Center to increase the safety and reduce the trauma for those who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and child sexual abuse. Our trained advocates and volunteers work to provide high quality, trauma informed services guided by the needs of each person we serve.Crisis services (24 hour hotline, shelter at a confidential safe house, go with you to a medical appointment, assistance developing a physical and emotional safety plan, etc.)

Addressing emotional needs following a trauma, past or recent (support groups and empowerment classes, Support during court appearances and meetings with police or Title IX investigators, etc.)

Legal Advocacy (discuss your legal options, help obtaining an Order of Protection or emergency custody through Family Court, go with you to meetings with the District Attorney’s Office and court appearances, etc.)
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Title IXhttps://titleix.cornell.edu/NoCornell University complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.List of resources.

Accommodations and protective measures.

Reporting sexual and related misconduct against students, staff, and faculty (online at biasconcerns.cornell.edu).

Understanding related policies and procedures.

Connections to Cornell and community resources.
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Women's Resource Center
https://scl.cornell.edu/identity-resources/womens-resource-center
NoThe mission of the Cornell Women's Resource Center (WRC) is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of women-identified students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. The WRC champions endeavors that support women's education, empowerment, and advancement at Cornell and beyond.

The WRC strives to be a welcoming space for people of all genders and identities. We especially encourage women of color, Black feminists/womanists, queer and trans folks, and people with disabilities to drop by, attend our programming, apply for co-sponsorships, and speak with us about your concerns.
Library with books on women’s history, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, sociology, and more

Offers Funding for events consistent with the mission to be a welcoming space for people of all genders and identities

Hosts events to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of women-identified students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell
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Office of the University Ombudsmanhttps://www.ombudsman.cornell.edu/YesThe Office of the University Ombudsman offers a safe place where community members may discuss problems or issues within the University. The Ombudsman treats all inquiries as confidential.

The Ombudsman assists visitors in a variety of ways consistent with our mission. The Ombudsman does not take a side in disputes. Overall, the Ombudsman is an advocate for fairness and equity.

The Office of the University Ombudsman is available to all students, faculty and staff affiliated with all units of Cornell University, excluding Weill Cornell Medicine.
Provide a welcoming environment to listen to visitor concerns

Provide information on University policies and practices

Provide information on how to make the University aware of a particular problem

Discuss and assist the visitor in evaluating available options

Refer the visitor to the proper authority to resolve the situation

Facilitate constructive dialogue

While maintaining confidentiality, provide upward feedback to the administration (or others in authority) when a systemic issue or trend occurs
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Cornell University PoliceNo
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Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversityhttps://diversity.cornell.edu/department-inclusion-and-workforce-diversityNoThe Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity provides institutional leadership by promoting a learning, living, and working environment in which we encourage full participation of all members of the Cornell community. Using data collection and workforce analysis, we design and deliver innovative strategies to achieve inclusive excellence in our systems, structures, and culture.Inclusive Excellence Academy: Courses designed to develop an inclusive educational environment and workplace. Programs incorporate interactive theater and experienced speakers that engage audiences, open eyes, and change minds.

Diversity Council Resources: Information about Cornell’s diversity recruitment and retention programs and resources, including training and networking opportunities to supportcommunities of color, disabilities, LGBT, military veterans, women, and religions.

Bias & Reporting: Information and resources regarding Cornell policy and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, and bias. https://diversity.cornell.edu/policies-and-other-initiatives/bias-reporting-cornell

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action: Learn about Cornell’s Affirmative Action Plan, including contacts for university Affirmative Action representatives.

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan: Learn about the goals established to create change around diversity and inclusion at Cornell University.
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Your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)No
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Your Department ChairNo
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Cornell Tech -- call Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC)https://www.cvtcnyc.org/YesName is scary, but supposedly it's a friendly, nice place where one can receive therapy for free for different sorts of harrassment Counseling, Legal
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Cornell Tech Resourceshttp://studentservices.tech.cornell.edu/health-wellness/emergencies/N/AList of resourcesList of resources
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