The Victim Advocacy Program provides assistance to members of the Cornell community who have experienced harmful, threatening, or violent incidents. Advocates support individuals who have experienced harassment, physical or emotional/mental assault, stalking, violent or potentially violent relationships, sexual assault or rape, bias-related incidents, hazing, or any other victimization.
Advocates provide personal support, assist in identifying and using campus, community, and other resources, can work with faculty and staff on campus, and can accompany a victim to services or appointments. The service is free and client-centered, which enables an individual to decide the best course of action.
Conversations with a Victim Advocate are private and do not commit you to any future action. Discussions with an Advocate do not constitute making a report or filing a formal complaint. An Advocate will not contact academic or University staff, parents or others without the client's consent. To assure privacy, the office does not keep formal records for Gannett or the University.
Contact an Advocate
Call to schedule a face-to-face or phone appointment: 607 255-1212
If you prefer, you may e-mail: email@example.com
Reminder: email is not secure for confidential communication.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
In an emergency or other crisis situation call 911, the Cornell Police (607 255-1111), or the other emergency contact numbers.
The Victim Advocacy Program is not a crisis service.
Victim Advocates can provide:
- An opportunity to talk about what happened
- Accompaniment to meetings, court hearings, etc., or serve as a liaison
- Information or answers to help an individual decide on a course of action
- Connection with campus, community, and state resources for counseling, advising , or reporting
- Connection with university offices
The Advocates may need to refer the following inquires to other resources:
- Victims of robberies or crimes against property
- Parties involved in tenant/landlord disputes
- Roommate / housemate differences or quarrels
- Those who feel they've been treated unfairly by professors, teaching assistants or supervisors within the academic environment
- Gannett Health Services (medical and counseling services): 607 255-5155 (24/7)
- Advocacy Center of Tompkins County (sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence): 607 277-5000 (24/7)
- Title IX Office, 150 Day Hall, 607-255-2242
- Cornell University Police: G-2 Barton Hall, 607 255-1111 (24/7)
- Judicial Administrator: 120 Day Hall, 607 255-4680
- Suicide and Crisis Counseling: Crisis Line, 607 272-1616 (24/7)
- Cornell's Sexual Harassment & Assault – Response & Education website: SHARE.cornell.edu
If you prefer using a resource unrelated to the University and outside the local area, The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is a free, confidential, secure service that provides live "chat" help via the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) website.
Review Cornell's annual security report for information and statistics related to crime on and around campus.