Title IX - Sexual Assault Response

In order to be consistent, supportive and to ensure that the victim receives services, resources and options, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is providing this information to aid Faculty and staff in their support of sexual assault victims. Not only is it our ethical responsibility to respond in a comprehensive and supportive way, it is our legal responsibility.

If you are the survivor of a sexual assault or sexual misconduct, you may seek advice and support services from any members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), which includes the Director of Safety and Security, the Coordinator of the Wellness Center and a mental health counselor.

Members of the team will assist sexual assault victims and can provide referral to county sexual assault resources and support. Survivors of sexual assault and violence are encouraged to use these services, regardless of whether the incident happened on or off campus.

If you think someone has been sexually assaulted…… act SMART!!

Safety Determine if the victim is safe.

If not, ask the victim if they would feel comfortable with you calling College Security at: (845) 341-4710 (Middletown) or in Newburgh (845) 341-9533.


Medical attention or intervention

Determine if the victim wants or needs medical intervention.
It is the victim’s decision whether or not they receive intervention. Your role is to inform them of their options.

Ask...

Which means of medical attention the victim would prefer?

  1. Visiting the Wellness Center in Shepard Student Center (845) 341-4878 (Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)
  2. Campus Security and medical transport
  3. Transport via a friend or family member to closest hospital

Report

Provide the option for the victim to report the sexual assault to:

  1. College Security: (845) 341-4710 (Middletown) or in Newburgh (845) 341-9533.
  2. Title IX Coordinators: Wendy Holmes (845) 341-4662 or Paul Broadie (845) 341-4020

Talk

Encourage the victim to talk to a counselor.


The services below are free and confidential:

  • Wellness Center (Counseling/Health Services) (845) 341-4878 (Monday‐Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm)
  • Rape Crisis Services – available by phone and in person 24/7 - (800) 832-1200