If you think you have been sexually assaulted, support, guidance, and medical care is readily available—there is a network of people who are here to help. It is not alright if someone has had sexual contact with you without your consent. No one has the right to overstep your boundaries, and it is not your fault if they do.
Taking steps to receive medical care after an assault is crucial for your well-being. Getting medical care does not mean you must report the crime, and reporting the crime does not mean you must press charges. Getting medical care sooner rather than later—ideally within 96 hours—ensures that you receive the best options for preventative treatment for sexually transmitted infections and immediate attention to injuries that may or may not be visible to you. This increases the quality of evidence collection should you decide to report the crime then or at a later date. Information on reporting sexual assault can be found on the reporting sexual assault page.
Visit a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Center for post-assault care. SAFE Centers are hospitals in the state of New York that have 24-hour sexual assault forensic examination programs specifically for sexual assault cases.
For a list of all NYC SAFE Centers please visit the New York City Alliance Again Sexual Assault (NYC AASA) site.
Student Support and Crisis Management79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor212.229.5900 x3965 or x3710
Student Rights and Responsibilities 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor212.229.5349
Campus Security55 West 13th Street, mezzanine level212.229.7001 (24 hours)
Sexual Assault Policy Overview at The New School (PDF)