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Advocacy

At Cornell

Cornell’s Victim Advocates provide assistance to any member of our community who has been the victim of a crime or other traumatic incident, including bias or sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape, intimate partner violence, and stalking. The Advocates can help you to outline options, get connected to services, and assist with academic or other pressures you may be feeling.

Advocates can:

  • provide on-going support
  • answer many questions you may have
  • help you think through what you need to begin the healing process

Though this is not a crisis service, calls to the victim advocates, (607) 255-1212, are typically returned within 24 hours.

Off-Campus

The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County is independent of Cornell University. They provide 24/7 confidential support, advocacy, and resources related to sexual assault and relationship violence. Call (607) 277-5000. Advocacy Center staff are available to assist individuals who seek medical care and the collection of forensic evidence through a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exam at Cayuga Medical Center.