Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different abilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the college and upon college policy. All parties should be aware of confidential, privacy, and mandatory reporting, when consulting campus resources in order to make informed choices.
CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
The resources listed below are designated as confidential and can share options and advice without any obligation to tell anyone without your consent unless there is imminent danger to self or others, or as otherwise required by law (e.g., mandatory reporting for sexual violence against minors, subpoena to report in court, etc.).
Office of Counseling and Wellness
* Licensed professional staff *
Student Center, Room 209
MEDICAL SERVICES: FREE ACCESS TO S.A.N.E.
|Medical Service Locations|
|Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave.
|Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd.
2215 Burdett Ave.
|St. Peter’s Hospital
315 S. Manning Blvd.
PRIVATE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Employees of ACPHS must offer privacy to reporting individuals if they are unable to offer confidentiality to those individuals under the law. Information learned from a reporting individual or bystander to a crime or incident will not be disclosed more than necessary to comply with state and federal laws, including informing appropriate officials of ACPHS.
Administrative (Mandatory) Reporting by Responsible Employees
At ACPHS, Responsible Employees are considered Mandatory Reporters, a group that includes all employees including Resident Assistants. Mandatory reporters are required to report all details of an incident of sexual misconduct, including the identity of the victim and the perpetrator, the date and location of the incident, and details regarding the incident (if known) to the appropriate office for purposes of initiation of an investigation and appropriate action. Responsible Employees are trained to provide information and support and appropriate referrals to confidential or private reporting resources. Responsible Employees are also required to provide Clery Act statistical information and/or information for a timely warning if the circumstances warrant.
The resources listed below are designated as individuals or offices who can provide privacy to reporting individuals. Any information shared with these resources will be reported to the Title IX Official.
Title IX Coordinator
Office: LIB 309
UHA Public Safety
ON-CALL RESIDENCE DIRECTOR
For residential students on campus, ACPHS provides access to a Resident Director outside of normal business hours. This administrator can be contacted through contacting Security at 518-244-3177.
ACPHS has also entered into collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations (including rape-crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and assistance organizations), to refer students for assistance or make services available to students. The below list of providers in the Albany communities provide helpful services such as counseling, legal assistance, victim advocacy, and visa/immigration assistance:
Programs & Entities
New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Equinox, Albany, NY
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Safe Horizon Hotlines
Phone: 800-621-4673 or 866-689-4357
Albany Police Department
165 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
NY State Police Sexual Assault Victims Unit
|Albany Resources||National Resources|
|NYS Domestic and Sexual
Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906
|The National Domestic Violence Hotline
|The National Sexual Assault Hotline
|Unity House Hotline
|Safe Horizon Hotlines
1-800-621-4673 (domestic violence)
1-866-689-4357 (victims of other crimes)
1-212-227-3000 (rape & sexual assault victims)