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If you are in immediate danger contact University Police at 333 from a campus phone or 631-632-3333 from a non-campus phone. If you are not on campus, contact 911 for your local police. Please click "Call Now" on the top right corner to check the phone numbers.

If you are the victim of sexual violence, you are not alone.

Sexual violence happens to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Your safety is our primary concern. The following are suggested steps to take after an incident.


What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

In short, the law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX applies to educational institutions such as Stony Brook University. Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, colleges and universities are required to develop procedures to respond to claims of sexual harassment.

Stony Brook University is committed to creating an inclusive environment free of discrimination and sexual harassment. Within our commitment, we have developed preventative services, investigative services, and resources for victims of sexual violence.

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medicine, and the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) Title IX Coordinator is Marjolie Leonard, who can be reached at or by calling 631.632.6280.

Be Safe

If you are in immediate danger contact University Police at 333 from a campus phone or 631.632.3333 from a non-campus phone. If you are not on campus, contact 911 for your local police. Go to a safe place and seek immediate support from a trusted friend, family member or university staff member.  

Get Medical Help as soon as possible

Within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident, you may walk into the SAFE Center and request a free medical and forensic exam. The nurse is trained to obtain evidence should you decide to report the incident to police and/or press charges. You are provided an emergency room companion and crisis counseling begins immediately. Recommendations are to NOT bathe, change clothes, eat or use the bathroom immediately after an assault as doing so could destroy evidence. But even if you have already taken any of these actions you can still access the SAFE program for 96 hours after the incident. The SAFE program is open to all genders, at no cost; your parents will not be notified, and you will not be required to make a police report.

Related Links:
What is Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE)?
Student Health Service at Stony Brook University

Get Confidential Emotional Support

Confidential emotional support and counseling begin immediately if you go to the SAFE Center for a medical exam within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident. Free support is also available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located on the second floor of the Student Health Service building. You can also use off-campus counseling services at VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center by calling their Hotline at   631-360-3606.  

Related Resource:
Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist, Samantha August | Cell 
(631) 457-9981
Provides support and resource options for students who experience sexual violence. Samantha can assist survivors with crisis support/emergency response. 

Related Links:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO)
Title IX Resources

File a Sexual Misconduct Complaint

Stony Brook policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct.  Title IX also protects all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff by prohibiting sexual discrimination and harassment. If you wish to file a complaint of sexual misconduct, contact Stony Brook’s Senior Director, Title IX and ADA Coordinator.

Related Links:
Sexual Misconduct Initial Report (Online)


What to do if you know a victim of sexual misconduct?

Encourage that person to read this document, seek medical care and talk to a trained counselor or sexual assault advocate. Be clear that you support that person. Most importantly, consider and protect that person’s privacy. Be sensitive to what they are going through as part of the healing process.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Stony Brook University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic predisposition, criminal conviction, domestic violence victim status, veteran status and/or military status and all other protected classes and groups under Federal and State Laws in the administration of its policies, programs, activities, or other Stony Brook University administered programs or employment. For additional information regarding Stony Brook University’s Policy on non-discrimination, please see the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy (