The university makes every effort to protect student privacy and only shares information on a need-to-know basis. Students are also given limited immunity from other policy violations (for example, possession of illegal substances, underage drinking, etc.) relating to the reported incident in the event that other university policies were violated. Report sexual assault to any of the New School offices given in the sidebar.
To understand the process initiated once a Sexual Assault has been reported to The New School, see the Reporting Procedures under the Sexual Assault policy.
To report the assault to the police, go to the precinct corresponding to the area where the crime occurred or call the New York Police Department Special Victims Report Line at 646.610.7273. The hotline allows you to get information without disclosing your name, meaning you can decide whether or not to go through with the reporting process.
Reporting a sexual assault to the police does not obligate you to file criminal charges or pursue other legal action. Prompt reporting and a comprehensive medical examination completed at a hospital emergency department within 96 hours of the assault will enable the victim to file criminal charges at a later date if he or she wishes to do so.
If you are the victim of a crime in New York State, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement of crime-related costs. You can file a claim with the New York State Crime Victims Board even if you do not file charges with the police. There is no maximum amount for medical expenses.
More information can be found through the Office of Victim Services or the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards.
Students who seek further financial assistance are encouraged to inquire about the Carol and Milton Petrie Foundation Emergency Fund. The fund assists qualified students who are experiencing acute short-term financial emergencies. More information can be obtained by contacting Student and Campus Life at 212.229.5900 x3655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting sexual assault can be scary and daunting, but failing to report a crime when it happens makes it increasingly difficult to take legal action against your assailant. Knowing that anxiety about reporting is common may help you decide to take action. Learn about some common barriers to reporting 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