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Immediate Assistance

In the event of sexual assault, rape, or intimate partner violence

Support and medical care are available 24/7. Regardless of whether an assault happened recently or in the past, there are people whose care and compassion can help you attend to your feelings, provide medical care and support, answer your questions, and advocate on your behalf.

Consider these suggestions:

  • In an emergency, call 911 or the Cornell Police at (607) 255-1111. Review this emergency information to learn more.
    •  The police can help you:
      – Get to safety
      – Receive emergency health care for injuries
      – Arrange to go to the hospital if you choose to have physical and medical evidence of an assault recorded for legal purposes)
      – Access other supportive services
      – Make a report of the crime if you choose to do so
  • Talk with someone you trust. If you don’t want to tell a friend or family member, talk with someone else you can trust, such as a residence hall dean or director, academic advisor, professor, or coach.
  • Access confidential care and consultation:
    • at Cornell Health (110 Ho Plaza):
      All services at Cornell Health (formerly Gannett Health Services) are confidential. Please do not let concerns about finances be a barrier to seeking the services you need. Learn more about confidentiality, fees, and financial assistance.

      • 24/7 phone consultation: Talk with a Cornell Health provider any time of day or night about what happened. They will help you determine what care you (or someone else) may want or need and when, where, and how to get it. They can arrange transportation to urgent care if you need it and the building is closed.
      • Medical care: Cornell Health provides a range of services (such as the medical evaluation and care of physical injuries, illness, testing, etc.) You may benefit from being examined for physical injuries, tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI), and discussing options for pregnancy and/or STI prevention. See hours of operation.
      • Counseling services: Cornell Health’s professional counseling staff offer a safe place to talk confidentially with a licensed mental health professional about any concern, including relationship difficulties, anxiety or depression, rape and sexual abuse trauma, abuse, and other issues. Services include individual counseling, as well as “Let’s Talk” consultations across campus. Cornell Health also has a support group for female Cornell students who have been victims of sexual violence. To schedule an appointment, you may call (607) 255-5155 during business hours, or schedule online at myCornellHealth.
    • at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP):
      (FSAP) offers confidential counseling for all Cornell employees. Call (607) 255-5155 for support.
    • at the local Advocacy Center:
      This off-campus service offers 24/7 confidential support, advocacy, and resources related to sexual assault and relationship violence. Call (607) 277-5000.
    •  at Cayuga Medical Center:
      People who want to have physical and medical evidence of assault recorded for legal purposes should be seen at a hospital emergency room within 96 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. NOTE: Gannett can provide guidance, assistance with transportation, and follow up care for those who choose this option. Call Gannett, and a healthcare provider will offer information about your options for care.