• Sexual Assault

    Sexual assault is a form of sexual violence that involves nonconsensual sexual contact. The legal definitions of sexual assault vary by state, and may differ slightly from the university’s definition. Learn what constitutes sexual assault in New York State.

  • What is sexual assault?

    The New School's Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy covers a broad set of activities that violate sexual boundaries, including:

    • Sexual Assault
      Nonconsensual acts such as oral-genital contact, anal or vaginal penetration, and other forms of sexual touching
    • Sexual Exploitation
      Taking nonconsensual abusive sexual advantage of another person through acts such as tampering with birth control or knowingly transmitting sexually transmitted infections or diseases, including HIV and other STIs/STDs

    The New School uses the terms sexual assault and rape interchangeably, although the legal definition of sexual assault refers to nonconsensual contact that stops short of forced penetration.

    Sexual Assault Defined

    Non-consensual sexual intercourse or sexual contact, which includes any non-consensual oral, anal, or genital penetration with any object, by an individual or group upon an individual or group, without consent. It also includes any intentional sexual touching (intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice), with any object, by an individual or group upon an individual or group, without consent.

    Sexual Exploitation

    Sexual exploitation includes instances in which a person takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual assault offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include but are not limited to: prostituting another; non-consensual video- or audiotaping or photographing of sexual activity; unauthorized posting or distribution of materials involving the sexual activity of another person(s); going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as voyeurism or secretly watching others); tampering with birth control or condoms; and knowingly transmitting a sexually transmitted infection such as HIV to another person.

    This definition includes conduct that may be considered criminal under the New York State Penal Code. New York State Law contains specific legal provisions defining the crimes related to sexual assault.

    Consent

    Consent is the most important factor in determining whether or not a sexual assault occurred.

    The university defines consent in the following way: The presence of consent involves explicit communications and mutual approval for the act in which the parties are/were involved. A sexual encounter is considered consensual when individuals willingly and knowingly engage in sexual activity. Consent can be revoked at any time for any reason. Consent is active, not passive: Lack of resistance, physical or verbal, does not imply consent, nor does silence, in and of itself, imply consent. Consent must be given for every act and for every time that the act occurs, regardless of history, past behaviors, or reputation. In order to give effective consent in New York State, one must be of legal age (17).

    Consent cannot be procured by use of pressure, manipulation, compelling threats, intimidating behavior, substances and/or force, nor can it be given if an individual is mentally or physically incapacitated by alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness, mental disability, sleep, and/or involuntary physical restraint. Intoxication does not excuse behavior that violates this policy.

    Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

    Alcohol and drugs can diminish your capacity to consent to sexual activity. Because the New School defines consent as an active process during which both parties must be coherent and sober, sexual assault that is facilitated through the use of drugs and alcohol is a violation of the New School Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy and may be a violation of New York State Law. If you are assaulted while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you are not to blame. Leaving a party with someone does not constitute consent to sexual activity.

    Relationship with Perpetrator

    Regardless of one's relationship with a perpetrator of sexual violence, rape is rape. Frequently, a perpetrator may be an acquaintance, friend, client, spouse, or partner. Sexual assault is defined by the absence of consent, not the relationship.

  • If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

    If you have been sexually assaulted, a hospital Emergency Room can provide proper care and collect necessary evidence. This is especially important within 96 hours of the assault, when evidence of the crime is most likely to be present. If possible, it is best not to shower, wash, douche, eat, or drink before going to the hospital. Carry any additional evidence you have in a clean paper bag.

  • Medical Care Following a Sexual Assault

    Medical care following a sexual assault includes:

    • A physical exam to inspect any internal or external injuries
    • Evidence collection (if presenting within 96 hours of the assault)
    • Preventive treatment for sexually transmitted infections
    • Preventive treatment for HIV (if presenting within 36 hours)
    • Emergency contraception (if presenting within 120 hours)
    • Medical follow-up referrals and information

    You have the right to refuse any or all parts of the treatment/evidence collection. Even if 96 hours have passed, it is still recommended that survivors receive medical care at a hospital.

    Hospitals with Rape Crisis Programs

    The following hospitals have Rape Crisis Programs and trained Advocates available 24 hours a day. The Advocates provide emotional support and information and help with the police reporting process.

    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital Emergency Department
      16th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
      Phone: 212.420.2840
    • St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Emergency Department
      1000 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street)
      Phone: 212.523.6800
    • Lenox Hill HealthPlex Emergency Department
      30 Seventh Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
      Phone: 646.665.6000

    Treatment and Reporting

    Going to a hospital emergency room does not mean that you have to report the crime to the police. You can go to the emergency room, get medical attention, and have evidence collected and then take some time to think about whether or not you want to report the crime to the police. The hospital emergency room is required to store the evidence for 30 days. If you or someone you know is sexually assaulted and refuses medical care from a hospital ER, they are still encouraged to seek medical attention from their private medical provider or on campus at Student Health Services. Neither of these options offer evidence collection as a hospital ER does. 

    Learn more about evidence collection procedures from the New York State Department of Health.

  • Reporting Sexual Violence

    The university strongly encourages students who believe that they have been sexually assaulted to report these incidents and to make use of the many support resources for medical, legal, and psychological care. 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 it is common to experience anxiety about reporting an incident may help you decide to take action. Learn about some common barriers to reporting here.

  • Reporting to the Police

    You have the right to pursue criminal prosecution and/or civil litigation. In most cases, reporting a sexual assault to the police does not obligate the survivor to file criminal charges or pursue other legal action. In the case of sexual assault, however, prompt reporting and a comprehensive medical examination completed at a hospital emergency department within 96 hours of the assault will aid the legal process.

    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. You should never be pressure to file a report

    It is your decision to report a sexual assault, unless

     

    • There is suspicion or evidence of child abuse, in which case a report to Administration for Children's Services (800.635.1522) is mandated;
    • Hospital medical staff is only required to report sexual assault cases where there has been an injury by a deadly weapon.

    Reporting to the University

    Students are encouraged to speak to staff at the university to file a report of sexual assault. Student Rights and Responsibilities, working with Campus Security, are available to provide support and advocacy for you—whether or not you choose to report the assault to local police. If you so choose, the university is committed to providing full and prompt cooperation and assistance in notifying the proper law enforcement personnel. 

    You can file a report of sexual assault at any of the following university offices

     

      Student Rights and Responsibilities

      72 Fifth Avenue, room 406
      Email: SRR@newschool.edu
      Phone: 212.229.5349
      Director – Gene Puno-DeLeon

      Title IX Coordinator

      72 Fifth Avenue, room 402
      Email: franconj@newschool.edu
      Phone: 212.229.5900 x3655
      Assistant Vice President for Student Life – Jennifer Francone

      Campus Security

      68 Fifth Avenue
      Email: ilicetot@newschool.edu 
      Phone: 212.229.7001 (Security - 24 hours)
      Director – Tom Iliceto

      Student Support and Crisis Management

      72 Fifth Avenue, room 404
      Email: studentsupport@newschool.edu
      Phone: 212.229.5900 x3189 or x3710
      Director – Maureen Sheridan

         

        After You Make a Report

        Once a report is filed, a university official will provide the following information to you

        • A clear explanation of the university’s investigative and hearing procedures
        • Information about where to access medical care
        • Information about your legal options
        • Information about where to access support services on and off campus

        There may be circumstances in which the university must take immediate action to protect the university community prior to a formal hearing. Actions such as interim suspension and/or removal from housing may be deemed necessary by a senior university official.

        After reporting sexual assault, you may request the following

        • Change of on-campus housing assignment or exploration of alternative housing
        • Transfer to a different class section when available, without academic penalty
        • Determine feasibility of incompletes or leave of absence

        If after filing a report a student expresses reluctance or unwillingness to proceed, the university, in accordance with the belief that a victim of sexual assault should be given this right, may comply with this request after appropriate investigation, as long as doing so maintains the health and safety of the university community.

        Policy Violations and Barriers to Reporting

        Victims are sometimes hesitant to report to university officials out of a fear that they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as underage drinking, at the time of the incident. To encourage reporting, the university pursues a policy of offering victims of sexual assault limited immunity from policy violations related to the incident; this also extends to students who offer help and assistance to others in need. While violations cannot be completely overlooked, the university will provide educational options (e.g., utilizing university support resources) rather than punishment in such cases. To understand the process initiated once a sexual assault has been reported to The New School, see the Reporting Procedures under the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy .

        Privacy and Confidentiality

        When a report is filed, every effort will be made to protect a student's privacy, and sharing of information will be on a need-to-know basis only. If a student seeks to make a confidential disclosure, this can be made to a medical or mental health professional, as protected by law, either on campus at Student Health Services or off campus.

        Investigative and Hearing Procedures

        For the purposes of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy, the student making the complaint of sexual assault will be referred to as "the accuser" and the student alleged to have committed the assault will be referred to as "the accused." Complaints will be investigated expeditiously under the Non-Academic Disciplinary Procedures (PDF) and handled as a Level II Review. Under Section III.B.3 (e) of the Non-Academic Disciplinary Procedures, if the accused accepts responsibility for the alleged violations, the accused may waive the disciplinary review by the Disciplinary Review Panel. The Senior Vice President for Student Services or their designee will then determine sanctions, if applicable.

        If the accused does not accept responsibility or accepts responsibility but does not waive their right to a disciplinary review by the Disciplinary Review Panel, the Assistant Vice President for Student Life will convene the panel. Panelists are selected by recommendation by the Faculty Senate, the University Student Senate, the Provost, and the Senior Vice President for Student Services. Members of the panel will be trained prior to panel hearings on sexual assault, its impact, and other appropriate information. The Assistant Vice President for Student Life facilitates the hearing but does not weigh in on determining responsibility or sanctions.

        The Hearing

        If the matter is referred to a Panel for its review, the Panel shall set to begin as soon as possible after the accused has received notice of the complaint. The accuser and the accused will have the option to appear before the panel separately. The accuser and the accused may choose not to appear before the panel and may submit a written statement to be read to the panel. At the review, the Panel hears statements from both parties, asks questions, and then makes a decision based upon whether there is a preponderance of evidence—meaning that it is more likely than not that the facts the accuser seeks to prove are true and that the sexual assault occurred. The Panel's recommendation will then be sent to the Senior Vice President for Student Services, who will review the recommendation of the Panel and decide on a sanction, if appropriate.

        The accuser and accused party are each entitled to have a support person present during a panel hearing (an ally, friend, family member). A lawyer can be considered a support person and attend, but cannot ask questions or direct the hearing process.

        All information related to past sexual history or sexual character of a party will be presumed irrelevant and not be admissible by the other party in hearings unless such information is determined to be highly relevant. Although previous conduct violations by the accused student are generally not admissible as information about the present alleged violation, the Assistant Vice President for Student Life may supply previous complaint information to the hearing panel or may consider it if they are hearing the complaint.

        Sanctions Statement

        The university conduct process is founded on educational ideals that reflect the university's mission. As much as possible, the university is committed to educating students to be aware of policy, to respect others, and to be accountable for their actions. The Hearing Panel attempts to look at each situation independently and consider all variables in recommending a fair and reasonable sanction in a timely manner.

        • Any student found responsible for violation of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Policy will receive a sanction ranging from warning to expulsion; depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations. 
        • The outcome of a hearing panel is part of the educational record of the accused student and is protected from release by the federal law entitled Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, the university observes the following legal exceptions:
          • The accuser has an absolute right to be informed of the outcome and sanctions of the hearing, in writing, without condition or limitation. 
          • The university may release publicly the name, nature of the violation, and the sanction for any student who is found in violation of a university policy that is a "crime of violence," including but not limited to sex offenses and assault. The university will release this information to the accuser in these offenses regardless of outcome.

        The accuser and the accused have the right to appeal the decision of the hearing panel. This appeal must be received in writing within ten (10) working days of the hearing outcome. The appeal will be reviewed by the Senior Vice President for Student Services in consultation with the Provost and the dean/director of the program for which the accused is enrolled. That decision will be final. In making this determination two things should be considered as grounds for an appeal: (i) clear and specific demonstration of being denied a fair review, and (ii) flagrant discrepancy between the infraction and the imposed sanctions.

        Crime Victim Compensation

        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 Office of Victim Services 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 Life at 212.229.5900 or petriefund@newschool.edu.

      • The Emotional and Psychological Effects

        The decision to report the assault and seek help is very personal and complex. Survivors of sexual assault can experience a wide range of emotional reactions, including shock, denial, anxiety, guilt, anger, self-blame, nightmares, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, flashbacks, and depression; as a consequence, the survivor may want to seek professional assistance either on campus at Counseling Services at 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor, or off campus at one of the local Rape Crisis Centers.

        Acting as an Empowered Bystander

        While no one can ever truly prevent themselves and others from being assaulted, there are some ways to act as an empowered bystander

        • Keep an eye on your drinks and the drinks of friends
        • Refuse alcohol from common, open containers
        • Go out as a group, leave as a group. Watch out for your friends.
        • If you do decide to leave with someone, let your friends know where you're going, when you'll be back, and who you're going with.
        • If you suspect that a friend has been drugged, call 911 immediately and be explicit with doctors in order to ensure proper medical care.

        Anonymous Sex and Assault

        While anonymous sex often occurs in the context of "hooking up" at a club or party, it can also occur in the context of pick ups. Pick ups (also known as cruising) occur when two or more strangers arrange to meet up, usually for sex. Generally, they meet online or in a public area before engaging in sexual activity. Sometimes, pick-ups occur in the context of recreational sex or sex work. Pick ups usually happen without incident, but sometimes people pick up or cruise others with the intent to harm.

        Pick up crimes are one of the least discussed forms of violence, because pick ups commonly happen between folks who are LGBTQI identified and/or sex workers and clients. Survivors of pick up crimes often fear reporting out of concern that they will be discriminated against or prosecuted for engaging in anonymous sex or sex work. As with any instance of sexual assault, pick up crimes are never the victim's fault.

      • Learn More

        Federal Law on Sexual Assault

        The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

        • Institutions must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years worth of selected crime statistics
        • Institutions must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees
        • Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log
        • The United States Department of Education centrally collects and disseminates the crime statistics
        • Campus community sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights
        • Institutions must notify victims of their option to report their assault to the proper law enforcement authorities

        Students, faculty, and staff who have questions or concerns regarding this policy or the application of this policy may contact the following university offices:

        Student Rights and Responsibilities
        Jennifer Francone, Assistant Vice President for Student Life 
        72 Fifth Avenue, room 406
        Phone: 212.229.5349

        The Office of the General Counsel
        Roy Moskowitz
        Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Corporation
        80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
        Phone: 212.229.5432  

        Resources

        The New School Policy on Sexual Harassment

        After You Make a Report

        Once a report is filed, a university official will provide you with the following information:

        • A clear explanation of the university’s investigative and hearing procedures
        • Information about where to access medical care
        • Information about your legal options
        • Information about where to access support services on and off campus

        There may be circumstances in which the university must take immediate action to protect the university community prior to a formal hearing. Actions such as interim suspension and/or removal from housing may be deemed necessary by a senior university official.

        After reporting sexual assault, you may request the following:

        • Change of on-campus housing assignment or exploration of alternative housing
        • Transfer to a different class section when available, without academic penalty
        • Determine feasibility of incompletes or leave of absence

        If after filing a report a student expresses reluctance or unwillingness to proceed, the university, in accordance with the belief that a victim of sexual assault should be given this right, may comply with this request after appropriate investigation, as long as doing so maintains the health and safety of the university community.

        Misconceptions

        No One Is Ever "Asking for It"

        Rape and sexual assault are acts of violence and degradation, an unwanted violation of one's body. The idea that survivors were "asking for" such violence is a tactic of rape culture, intended to blame survivors for violence directed at them. 

        Rape is Not a Product of Uncontrollable Lust

        Rape is an act of violence, domination, and control. Rape is not a way to show affection, attraction, love, or desire. Furthermore, rape is not sex. This is an important distinction to make because if we think of rape as an act of sex, rape becomes permissible.

        Rape and Assault Are Acts of Violence

        Rape is not always committed by an anonymous attacker wielding a weapon. While rape may be perpetrated by a stranger, it is far more common for the survivor to know the person who assaulted them. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that 80 percent of all rapes and cases of sexual assault do not involve a weapon.  

        Being Assaulted or Raped is Not an Indicator of the Sexuality of the Victim or the Perpetrator

        For example, men who rape and assault other men more often identify as straight. Rape in such instances is not about sexual attraction; it is about power and the emasculation of the victim.  

        An Orgasm Does not Equal Consent

        Nor does it represent a positive emotional response.

        Women Are Not the Only Survivors of Sexual Assault and Rape

        Sexual assault and rape can happen to anyone and be perpetrated by anyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.  

        Rape and Assault Can Occur Even if the Survivor Did Not Fight Back

        If a survivor did not consent, the act was assault. Consent cannot be obtained through fear or threats of violence. No consent equals rape. 

        Consent Must be Aacquired for Each Sexual Act, Every Time

        The fact that a person has consented to something once before does not mean they always give consent. It is possible for a spouse or significant other to perpetrate assault. Sex workers can also be violated; being paid for sexual acts does not prevent them from sexual assault or deny them rights.

        False Reporting is Extremely Rare

        Similar to all violent crimes, the rate of false reports is estimated at approximately 2%. Claiming that survivors "cry rape" is a tactic of rape culture. In fact, sexual assault is dramatically underreported: Federal statistics show that only about 16 percent of cases are reported to the police.

        Concepts to Deepen Your Understanding of Sexual Violence

        Gender

        When thinking about identity and sexual violence, it is important to understand that gender identity is not the same as biological sex. Gender is a spectrum, and individuals can choose to identify in endless ways. Nonetheless, people are categorized by those around them, sometimes in terms that are at odds with how they see themselves. People who identify as "cis-gender"—those whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth—may experience this less as a problem. Transgender individuals are often subjugated through intentional misidentification, even being described as "it." This mis-gendering and un-gendering is closely linked with rape culture and heteronormativity—the assertion that only a male gender and a female gender exist.

        Risk

        When considering risk in the context of sexual and gendered violence, it is important to acknowledge that it is not the survivor's duty to eliminate risk. Therefore, it is not the survivor's responsibility to change their behavior; their behavior is not the problem. Reducing risk involves increasing awareness about sexual assault, educating ourselves and others about healthy sexual practices like active consent, and being accountable for our own actions in relation to sex and consent.

        Heteronormativity

        Heteronormativity is the normative claim recognizing only two genders: male and female. This restrictive perspective asserts that people only fall into either of those categories and that relationships—as well as sex—only occur between cis-gendered men and women.

        Rape Culture

        A rape culture encourages, condones, or ignores sexual aggression and gendered violence. Many people believe that in the West today we live in a culture of violence that, when expressed in relation to sex and gender, manifests as rape culture. Because we live in a culture where sexual assault and discrimination is excused, brushed off, or ignored, survivors of sexual abuse are often blamed for their assault and various myths about sexual assault are spread.

        It is important to remember that rape and sexual assault can happen to anyone: men or women (cis-gender or trans) as well as those who are gender queer or gender nonconforming. Sex workers can be rape victims. Someone can be raped or assaulted regardless of their race or socioeconomic status, their sexual orientation, the clothing and makeup they are wearing, their sexual past, or their relationship to the perpetrator. No one is ever "asking for it."

        It is important to remember that not all perpetrators are masked men hiding in bushes. Although rape can be perpetrated by a stranger, it is far more common for a survivor to know the person who assaulted them. This is commonly referred to as "acquaintance rape." The Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network (RAINN) estimates that 73 percent of all sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.

        Survivor Blaming and Slut Shaming

        Rape culture characterizes assault as a natural consequence of provocation. This deeply problematic, flawed perspective perpetuates the myth that sexual violence is the survivor's fault and is expressed in behavior as "survivor shaming." One of the most common forms of survivor blaming is known as "slut shaming," which is characterized by comments such as "they deserved it or were asking for it because they were…"

        • walking around late at night
        • in a relationship with their rapist
        • not fighting back
        • alone
        • drinking alcohol
        • making eye contact with an attacker
        • The individual's self-presentation - clothing and make up - and sexual history are often used to explain and excuse assault.

        Survivor shaming and blaming relies on two assumptions; that an "attack" took place and that the assault occurred between two people of the opposite gender. These assumptions are based on a very narrow definition of assault, where the crime can only committed by strangers, and victims are people who fit in the heteronormative male-female binary.

        This understanding of assault is entirely limited: In reality, perpetrators are more often acquaintances; assaults can happen between people who identify with the same gender; cis-gender women can be capable of assault; and cis-gender men can be survivors.

        Slut shaming as a form of survivor blaming, although usually targeting cis-gender women, can target transgender persons or members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex (LGBTQI) community. In those cases, survivors are then blamed not only for their overt sexuality but also for not fitting into binaries enforced by heteronormativity.

        Hypermasculinity and Assault

        Hypermasculinity is an exaggeration of stereotypical male behavior emphasizing physical strength and aggression. Hypermasculinity is often a factor in acts of gender-related and sexual violence. Those who act in hypermasculine ways are more likely to engage in abusive behavior, and those who are perceived as hyperfeminine are more likely to be abused.

        Intersectionality

        The notion of intersectionality recognizes how power in society stems from multiple and interconnected gender, class, and race-based subordination. Rather than a "single-axis" framework in which race, gender, class, and ability are treated as mutually exclusive categories of experience, intersectionality takes into account the overlap in identities that make discrimination and suppression more acute.

        Intersectionality is important when thinking about sexual assault, because it changes the experience of the assault and the survivors' response (and often the response of those in positions of power), and because it represents a factor of risk of sexual assault. That is, some marginalized identities increase an individual's risk of assault, and the more of those identities a person claims or has placed on him or her, the greater the risk of sexual violence.

        Resources

        SAFE Centers

        Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Centers for post-assault care
        Mount Sinai Beth Israel Rape Crisis Intervention Program
        Emergency room
        East 16th Street and First Avenue
        212.420.4054

        St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center Locations
        111 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 114th Street)
        or 1000 10th Avenue (at West 59th Street)
        212.523.4728

        For a list of all NYC SAFE Centers, please visit the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (NYC AASA) site.

        On Campus

        The New School Resources

        • Campus Security – 212.229.7001 (24 hours)
        • Student Counseling Services - 212.229.1671, option 1
        • Student Medical Services - 212.229.1671, option 2
        • After-Hours Nurse Advice Line – 212.229.1671, option 1 (when counseling and medical services are closed)
        • Student Support and Crisis Management - 212.229.5900 x3189 or x3710
        • Student Rights and Responsibilities - 212.229.5900 x3656
        • Assistant Vice President for Student Life - 212.229.5900
        • Student Ombuds - 212.229.8996 x3619
        • Human Resources - 212.229.5671

        Off Campus

        New York City Resources

        • Police and Emergencies - 911 (24 hours)
        • NYPD Special Victims Liaison Unit Report Line - 646.610.7273 (24 hours)
        • District Attorney's Offices
        • Manhattan District Attorney's Office - 212.335.9373
        • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office - 718.250.3170
        • Bronx District Attorney's Office - 718.590.2323
        • Queens District Attorney's Office - 718.286.6505
        • Staten Island District Attorney's Office - 718.876.6300

        24 Hour Hotlines

        • Safe Horizon: Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline - 212.227.3000
        • Safe Horizon: New York City Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.621.4673
        • NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project - 212.714.1141
        • Suicide Prevention (LifeNet) - 800.543.3638
        • New York Asian Women's Center - 212.732.5230

        Sexual Assault Advocacy and Counseling Services

        • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center
          411 West 114th Street
          212.523.4728
        • Beth Israel Rape Crisis Intervention Program
          317 East 17th Street
          212.420.4054
        • Women's Rights at Work - 888.979.7765
        • New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault - 212.523.4344
        • New York State Victim Information and Notification Everyday – 888.VINE.4NY
        • New York State Crime Victim's Board - 718.923.4325

        Domestic Violence

        • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center
          411 West 114th Street
          212.523.4728
        • The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
          240 West 35th Street, suite 200
          212.714.1184

        LGBTQI Resources

        • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center
          208 West 13th Street
          212.620.7310

        HIV/AIDS Testing

        • Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center at The New School, Student Health Services
          80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
          212.229.1671 option 1 or 2
          Hours: Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (except university holidays)
        • New York City Department of Health
          800.TALK.HIV or 212.447.8200 (call for information: multiple testing sites)

        Local Pharmacies

        The following accept coverage under the university-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan.

        • Duane Reade
          24 East 14th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place)
          212.989.3632
        • Duane Reade (open 24 hrs.)
          378 Sixth Avenue (at Waverly Place)
          212.674.5357
        • K-Mart
          Astor Place and Fourth Avenue
          212.253.9661

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