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Rape & Sexual Assault Resources

Gannett Health Services
110 Ho Plaza
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3101

Tel: 607 255-5155
Fax: 607 255-0269
Email

No one should ever suffer the physical or emotional pain of being victimized — much less by a partner, spouse, friend, or acquaintance. Yet rape and sexual assault are an all-too-frequent occurrence on campus, in the U.S., and around the world. This section of our website provides information for individuals:

It has been estimated that approximately 20-25% of college women in the U.S. have been victims of rape or attempted rape. About 10% of sexual assault victims are men. Most individuals are assaulted by people already known to them; this could be a date, a friend, a student they know, or someone in a position of power or authority, such as a boss or teacher. The dynamics of assault on campus vary as do the needs of victims. Every circumstance is different with one exception: a victim is never to blame for what happens to them. Some circumstances may put individuals at greater risk, but that never reduces the culpability of the assailant.

We all have a responsibility to work together to make our campus a safe and respectful place to study and work. Cornell's SHARE website lists numerous individuals and groups committed to the taking a stand against sexual assault on campus and in the wider community. Others are here to help of victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence survivors receive supportive care and resources.


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Cornell's SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education) site

 

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