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Sexual Assault, Relationship Abuse, and Interpersonal Violence

Students may obtain a confidential first response in a crisis situation involving any aspect of interpersonal violence. Campus Advocacy Services (CAS) delivers Victim’s Services and full information on potential options for help - regardless of whether you choose to take further action.

For a confidential crisis response call 914-251-6390 or walk-in (M-F) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to Counseling and Behavioral Health Services on the Lower Level of Humanities.

Faculty - are encouraged to contact CBHS (24/7 - see below) for consultation or to connect students with crisis support should a student approach you for help.

Keep control of your information while you learn the details involved in any further actions.

In a crisis, support prior to reporting is in the student’s best interests for future crisis management and health. Students are encouraged to use Campus Advocacy Services as a first step in receiving help and information covering all options involved in incidents of sexual assault, partner violence and/or stalking. A confidential consultation with licensed professional staff can help students fully understand their options. We help students take whatever actions they may choose for safety, medical intervention, psychological support, and campus conduct, Title IX , or criminal reporting.

Confidential Emergency Response & Campus Advocacy Services (CAS)

Students seeking emergency help for assault or sexual violence/abuse may walk in or call the Counseling Center in the Humanities Building Lower Level during office hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., (M – F) at 914-251-6390 to schedule an appointment with the Victim Advocate, Catherine VanBomel, catherine.vanbomel@purchase.edu and the Counseling Center emergency response staff any time. You do not need to explain or make a report anywhere prior to obtaining Campus Advocacy Services. After hours and on weekends, students may obtain Confidential Campus Advocacy Services by calling our office at 914.251.6390. Follow instructions to speak with our Confidential answering service. Ask for the Counselor on Call and you will be connected.

In a safety or medical emergency, students may walk into NYS University Police Headquarters on campus for help or call 914.251.6911. UPD officers will offer to connect students with Campus Advocacy Services as an option. You do not need to make a report prior to obtaining Campus Advocacy Services.

Purchase College Sexual Violence Prevention Response
Purchase College Sexual Violence Response Policy

Off Campus Response and Support:

SAAVE Toll Free Bilingual Rape Crisis Hotline 1-833-220-2444
Pace Women’s Justice Center
Hope’s Door offering services to help “embrace life free from domestic violence.”