Sexual Violence Response
Whether you want to create a safe environment for friends, family or your community, a survivor of sexual assautl 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.
Sexual Violence Response is:
Empowering survivors and co-suvivors of violence by providing options and supporting their choices
- accompanies student survivors to emergency departments, NYPD, campus departments or other relevant agencies
- provides support and information about filing a complaint with the University's Gender-Based Misconduct Office, local law enforcement, or civil courts.
- is a confidential resource and connects the campus community to resources.
Stopping violence before it starts by fostering healthy attitudes, actions, and norms through education and by encouraging community responsibility.
- provides education training, and community events.
Providing the campus community with information and resources.
- Talk 20 - Aimed at Columbia administrators and staff, Talk20 is an initiative designed to increase awareness of on-campus resources for survivors of sexual assault or sexual violence. In 20 minutes, our team will offer information about resources at Columbia University and discuss how administrators and staff best support survivors of violence.
- Consent. Talk. Education - is designed to promote healthy sexuality, communication, and consent among Columbia University students. The goal of this initiative is to provide students with the tools and skills to build healthy consensual relationships and sexual interactions that are free from violence and coercion.
For more information or to request a workshop, please contact Sexual Violence Response at (212) 854-HELP.
Contact Sexual Violence Response 365/24/7 at (212) 854-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
24-hour Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3244 (TTY)
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Crime Victims Treatment Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital DOVE : Domestic and Other Violent Emergencies Program
Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center
(800) FYI-CALL Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. EST
NYC Anti-Violence Project (LGBTQ+)
24-hour Hotline: (212) 714-1141
The Network laRed (LGBTQ+)
New York Asian Women’s Center
24-hour Hotline (888) 888-7702
SOVRI Helpline: Support for Orthodox Victims of Rape and Incest Helpline
Open Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Takanot Project, SAVI Program of Mt. Sinai Hospital (Orthodox)
Sauti Yetu: Center for African Women & Children
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) (women who are/have served in the military)
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SAKHI for South Asian Women
New York City Police Department Special Victims Report Line
(212) 267-RAPE (7273)
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Adult Sexual Assault Unit
( 212) 335-9373
Gender-Based Misconduct Office (reporting to the University)
NYC Hate Crimes Hotline: (212) 335-3100