Sexual Assault Support
If you have been assaulted...
We have a 24-hour support phone line
to help with a sexual assault
388-6600 ext. 1
It connects you to the counseling center
during the day, or the counselor on call after hours
Using this line is CONFIDENTIAL
Full name and title of contact person: Marcus Hotaling, Counseling Center Director
Full name of organization/office: Counseling Center
Website URL: http://www.union.edu/offices/health-counseling/counseling/
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: 388-6600 ext. 1
Short code number (for texting): none
Physical address: Wicker Wellness Center
Mailing address: 807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308
Use our reporting options brochure to get more information and learn more about options
The sexual misconduct policy in the Student Handbook provides information on Union's policies
If you (or someone you know) have been sexually assaulted or subjected to sexual harassment, relationship violence, or stalking, support is available. Consider all of your options!
- take steps to ensure your safety
- seek immediate medical attention
- preserve all physical evidence
- call the sexual assault resource hotline an
- advocate is available 24/7 to confidentially explain all available
- resources and options
- call campus safety and/or the schenectady police
Medical treatment and counseling are strongly recommended in all cases.
You may choose to pursue any of the following reporting, judicial, and/or legal options:
- Pursue internal (College) disciplinary charges.
- Pursue criminal charges.
- Pursue both internal and criminal charges.
- Report the assault anonymously through the Campus Safety website (http://www.union.edu/campussafety)
You may choose not to participate in a formal reporting or judicial process and instead decide to approach staff in the Counseling Center, Health Services, and/or Campus Minister directly. These communications are strictly confidential.
Union College is committed to promoting a welcoming campus environment where sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking are strictly prohibited and recognized as unacceptable.
Conversations are all confidential and can be anonymous. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without Complainant’s explicit permission.
Conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but limited information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and a Title IX Coordinator so that the College can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any response, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.
According to NYS Law Confidential:
Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.