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.
What is Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE)?
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
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
File a Title IX Complaint
A federal law known as Title IX protects all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff
by prohibiting sexual discrimination and harassment in all forms. If you wish to file
a complaint of sexual misconduct, contact Stony Brook’s Senior Director, Title IX
and ADA Coordinator.
Complainant Navigator, Samantha Winter | Cell
Provides support and resource options to students, faculty, and staff who experience
sexual violence. If you choose to report, Samantha can assist survivors with all steps
of Stony Brook's investigation/review process and University Police investigation.
Crisis support/emergency response is provided 24/7.
Title IX Initial Report (Online)