This website is designed as a source of information and support for anyone who may have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment. The menu items at the left can help you understand better your options.
Sexual Assault or Sexual Misconduct are serious acts against Union's code of conduct. Acts of sexual misconduct may be committed by men against women, women against men, men against men, and women against women. If you feel you have been subjected to sexual assault or sexual misconduct, choose "Getting Help" from the menu at the left.
Sexual Harassment is unwanted and repeated sexual, abusive, or lewd language and/or suggestive jokes of a sexual nature. Harassment can include physical contact but not injury.
Homophobic Harassment is directed at persons or groups on the grounds of a perceived or actual sexual orientation (applying equally to homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual men or women).
Getting Help is important. If you have been sexually assaulted, or think you have been sexually assaulted, the first thing you may want to do is to call (518) 388-6600, Union's Sexual Assault Support Number. The staff there have been specially trained to provide compassionate, confidential support for victims of sexual assault. For more information choose "Getting Help" at the left.
If you have been sexually assaulted or harassed you may want to call one of the sources on campus for confidential counseling:
- The Counseling Center. Silliman Hall. The Counseling Center offers confidential professional counseling services to Union College students. (518) 388-6161
- Religious programs. Silliman Hall. The Reverend Victoria Brooks, the Campus Protestant Minister and Interfaith Chaplain, can provide students confidential counseling regardless of religious background. (518) 388-6618
The Union College administration offers programs and services that promote a balance of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual health. It encourages students to respect the dignity and rights of others, while developing a strong sense of their personal self-esteem and development. This includes building healthy sexual relationships, developing communication skills and reducing interpersonal violence.