Confidential Resources: If you want to talk to someone in confidence as you consider your options you can click here to review a list of confidential resources. These resources will not share information with the Title IX Office.
Private Resources: These resources will share information with the Title IX Office and ensure that all information is kept as private as possible.
- Office of Public Safety
- Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
- Residential Life Staff
- Officials with Authority
- College Trained Advisors
Non-Ithaca College Off-Campus Resources
- New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Unit: Hotline (844) 845-7269
- Local Law Enforcement: 911
- The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County
- Dating Abuse: An informational website created by New York State, in cooperation with the Advocacy Center of Ithaca.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- RAINN- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
- Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources
- LawNY Legal Assistance
- The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS)
Safety and Security Options, Interventions and Resources
The Office of Public Safety and the Title IX Office can provide information, guidance or assistance concerning protective safety and security options and other resources that may be available such as the following:
Order of Protection: An order of protection is issued by the court to limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens to harm another person. It is used to address various types of safety issues, including, but not limited to situations involving domestic violence. Family Courts and Criminal Courts can both issue orders of protection. An order of protection may direct the offending person not to injure, threaten or harass you, your family, or any other person(s) listed in the order. It may also include other restrictions as designated by the court. It is a crime to violate a temporary or final order of protection. The individual does not have to hit or harm you to violate the order. The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management can respond to questions regarding protective options available to you, including Orders of Protection, and will provide guidance and assistance in securing an Order of Protection if/when the situation warrants. However, should an Order of Protection be obtained without the assistance of Campus Police, notification should be made to ensure the information is on file with the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. This will ensure that necessary information is readily available to Campus Police should the offender violate the Order.
Campus Restriction: The College, through the judicial process, can issue a restriction notice that limits certain forms of communication or contact between parties. Campus Police may issue a restriction notice at the onset or preliminary investigation of a criminal or judicial violation, to include facilitating other safety and security precautions, depending on the situation, and typically in collaboration with other campus offices or officials. However, the Office of Judicial Affairs determines when and how long a restriction notice remains in place, depending on the circumstances. Restriction notices may be administered along with other conditions, as determined by the College, with consideration for the safety and security of the victim, the offender, and the campus community, as a whole. Criminal charges are not necessary for a restriction notice to be administered or enforced by way of the College judicial process. The complete judicial process is outlined in the Ithaca College Policy Manual, Student Conduct Code.
Safety Escorts: Between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am, SASP walking patrols conduct on-campus walking escorts for the campus community. Anyone desiring an escort can call the Office of Public Safety at (607) 274-3333 or contact a dispatcher on a blue-light phone. During all other hours, a public safety officer will assist.
Residential and Academic Accommodations: When immediate intervention is warranted, students have the option of working with the Office of Residential Life for temporary living arrangements, in the interest of safety and security. Students may work directly with the Office of Residential Life who may collaborate with other campus offices for temporary relocation, based on the circumstances. Academic accommodations can also be arranged, as needed.
Non-Disclosure: The Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) can be a resource for other privacy considerations and options available to students, such as the removal of public access to directory information. Students are encouraged to contact SACL to learn more about privacy options.
Assistance Connecting with Other Resources: The Title IX Office can help facilitate connections with resources both on and off campus.