Immediate Assistance Resources
For Students Who May Have Experienced Sexual Assault
- The Title IX Coordinator can help you find immediate services for medical examination/testing and also give you information about long-term mental health and medical care.
- The Title IX Coordinator can help you receive institutional support including, but not limited to room changes and extensions on assignments.
- The Title IX Coordinator can provide information about your options for pursuing a formal investigation through college procedures and/or a criminal complaint.
- More information about Title IX
- Preserve physical evidence, including electronic communications, such as text messages, pictures and/or social networking pages.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services are coordinated through Help Restore Hope Center’s 24/7 hotline: 1-855-966-9723 every Thursday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 8 a.m. Help Restore Hope can also provide resources and care outside of these times.
- A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner can collect evidence and provide medical attention by performing a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE). There is a limited window of time (up to 96 hours) after the incident to preserve evidence through a SAFE exam and the exams are most effective when performed as soon as possible. Do not shower, bathe, douche, or change clothing before the examination. If you have changed clothing, bring the clothes you were wearing at the time of the incident in a paper or cloth bag (not plastic). The results of the SAFE exam will not be shared with on- or off-campus disciplinary authorities unless you choose to share them yourself.
Hamilton College EMTs (1-315-859-4000) can assess a student’s medical condition and determine whether or not further medical evaluation is warranted. If you are worried about a peer’s condition or your own, call for the EMTs and they will work to get individuals the medical help they need.
- If you want a confidential conversation around a sexual assault or if you are concerned about charging your medical insurance for medical services related to a sexual assault, speak with the Health Center about your options during regular office hours, 315-859-4111.
- As a reminder, Hamilton College has a Medical Amnesty Policy
Confidential help is also available anytime by calling the Counseling Center 1-315-859-4340. Counselors can talk you through your options and provide support.
- Help is also available 24/7/365 by calling on-call counselors. To reach that service, call 1-315-859-4340 and press 2.
Please contact Campus Safety (315-859-4141) if you think you may have witnessed the presence or effects of date-rape drugs, or have any information pertaining to the investigation of recent reports.