Receiving medical care in the aftermath of an assault is crucial, regardless of whether or not you intend to report the assault to the police or the school. Medical care following an assault includes:
A forensic medical exam can take between three and four hours. You have the right to decline any portion of the exam. Federal law requires that forensic exams be conducted for free regardless of the survivors’ decision to report the assault to police.
In order to preserve forensic evidence, it is advised that you refrain from washing, using the bathroom, changing clothes, combing hair, cleaning up the crime scene, and moving or touching anything the perpetrator may have touched. Evidence can only be collected within 96 hours of the assault.
Find a list of all NYC SAFE Centers here.
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)
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Centers for post-assault care
Emergency roomEast 16th Street and First Avenue212.420.4054
111 Amsterdam Avenue (West 114th Street) or 1000 10th Avenue (West 59th Street)212.523.4728