Sexual Violence Response
Whether you want to create a safe environment for friends, family or your community, a survivor of sexual assault or sexual violence, or a student who needs related resources, Sexual Violence Response & the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center are here to support you.
Contact Sexual Violence Response anytime at (212) 854-HELP (4357).
Sexual Violence Response is:
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.
Providing the campus community with information and resources.
- 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.
- Columbia administrators and staff can learn about on-campus resources for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and gender-based harrassment. Our team will offer information about how administrators and staff can best support survivors of violence.
For more information or to request a staff workshop, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-4357 (HELP).
SVR News and Updates
August 15, 2014 - Sexual Violence Response (SVR) renovations are completed at Alfred Lerner Hall.
June 11, 2014 - SVR is currently searching for qualified individuals to join their professional team.
May 8, 2014 - We sincerely thank all students for their interests in our volunteer program.
Stay Connected with SVR!
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