SEXUAL VIOLENCE / HARASSMENT / DISCRIMINATION / CRIME
If you experience or observe an incident of violence, harassment, discrimination, or any crime on or off campus, contact:
9AM TO 5PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Office of Planning, Assessment, and Compliance
(212) 217-3360 or 7-3360
Assistant Vice President for Administration
Office of the Assistant Vice President for Administration
(212) 217-4200 or 7-4200
IF YOU OR A FRIEND HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE
It is recommended that you DO NOT:
- change clothing, comb hair or brush teeth or disturb the area where the crime occurred.
- If you want to report the crime, notify the Public Safety immediately at (212) 217-7777 (off campus) or 7-7777 (on campus) or call 911. Reporting the crime can help you regain a sense of personal control and can also help to ensure the safety of other potential victims.
- Call a friend, family member, or someone else you trust and ask her or him to stay with you. Preserve all physical evidence. Do not shower, bathe, douche, or brush your teeth. Save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault and do not wash it. Place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag. Do not use plastic bags. Do not disturb anything in the area.
- Go to the FIT Health Services and/or the hospital emergency department for medical care and evidence gathering. Even if you think that you do not have any physical injuries, you should still have a medical examination and discuss with a health care provider the risk of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases and the possibility of pregnancy resulting from the sexual assault. FIT Health Services can also provide follow up health care and support.
- If you suspect that you may have been given a date rape/predatory drug, ask the hospital or medical facility where you are receiving care to take a urine sample immediately. Date rape/predatory drugs, such as Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine are more likely to be detected in the urine than in the blood.
- Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances, including any physical description of the assailant.
- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist sexual violence victims about emotional and physical impacts. The FIT Counseling Center can also provide follow up care and support.