Sexual Violence Response
Sexual Violence Response (SVR) provides trauma-informed, confidential support through crisis counseling/intervention, advocacy, prevention, and outreach focused on interpersonal violence and harassment. Our mission is to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence. Through collective community action, SVR is committed to social change and creating a culture of accountability.
Contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-HELP (4357) for 24/7/365 support.
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The Men's Peer Education (MPE) program works to engage men as allies in ending sexual violence, relationship violence, and sexual harassment.
SVR provides resources and support to help members of the campus community stand up to sexual harassment, including bullying, stalking, intimidation and threats.
SVR offers a confidential Helpline, 24/7/365 to survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault or sexual violence. Call 212-854-HELP (4357).
Sexual Assault Resources
On Campus Resources
What to do if you have been sexually assaulted or feel your personal safety is threatened.
Off Campus Resources
Intimate Partner Violence
(800) 621-HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3244 (TTY) (24-hour hotline)
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Crime Victims Treatment Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital DOVE : Domestic and Other Violent Emergencies Program
Barrier Free Living (Survivors of abuse with disabilities)
NYC Anti-Violence Project (LGBTQ+ survivors of violence)
(212) 714-1141 (24-hour hotline)
The Network laRed (LGBTQ+ survivors of partner abuse)
New York Asian Women’s Center
(888) 888-7702 (24-hour multilingual hotline)
SOVRI: Support for Orthodox Victims of Rape and Incest Helpline (Orthodox Jewish survivors of sexual violence)
SAVI Program Takanot Project of Mt. Sinai Hospital (Orthodox Jewish survivors of violence)
Sauti Yetu: Center for African Women & Children (African immigrant women and families)
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) (women veterans)
(888) 729-2089, Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SAKHI for South Asian Women (South Asian survivors of domestic violence)
New York City Police Department Special Victims Report Line
(212) 267-RAPE (7273)
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Adult Sexual Assault Unit
Gender-Based Misconduct Office (reporting to the University)
NYC Hate Crimes Hotline
SVR is Advocacy, Prevention, and Outreach
Empowering survivors and co-suvivors of violence by providing options and supporting their choices by:
- Accompanying student survivors to emergency departments, NYPD, campus departments or other relevant agencies
- Providing support and information about filing a complaint with the University's Gender-Based Misconduct Office, local law enforcement, or civil courts.
- Connecting the campus community to resources and maintaining their confidentiality.
Stopping violence before it starts by fostering healthy attitudes, actions, and norms through education and by encouraging community responsibility.
- Providing education training and community events. Students can request a workshop or training to learn about consent, healthy relationships, issues of violence, how to support survivors, bystander intervention, and other pro-active ways to maintain the safety of the campus community.
Providing the campus community with information and resources.
- Columbia administrators and staff can learn about on-campus resources for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment. Our team will offer information about how administrators and staff can best support survivors of violence.
To request a staff workshop, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-4357 (HELP).
Stay Connected with SVR
Become part of the movement to end sexual violence. If you have any questions or want more information, stay connected with SVR:
Volunteer with SVR
Intern with SVR
Learn more about interships with SVR.