The university offers a number of confidential resources for individuals who are unsure whether to report misconduct or who seek counseling or other emotional support in addition to, or without, making a report to the University. For confidential support, one can seek assistance from:
- Cornell Health (medical and mental health providers, students only: (607) 255-5155)
- The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) (mental health providers, faculty and staff only: (607) 255-2673)
- Cornell United Religious Work Chaplains (CURW) (pastoral counseling: (607) 255-6002)
- The Ithaca Advocacy Center’s 24/7 hotline: (607) 277-5000
- The Cornell Victim Advocate: (607) 255-1212, email@example.com
- The Director of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC): (607) 255-0015, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Director of the LGBT Resource Center: (607) 254-4987, email@example.com
- The University Ombudsman: (607) 255-4321
Conversations with the university’s “confidential resources” are kept strictly confidential and, except in rare circumstances, will not be shared without explicit permission, as explained below:
- Cornell Health, FSAP, and CURW will not share with the university’s Title IX Coordinator or any other university officials any information disclosed to them in the course of providing medical and/or mental health services or pastoral counseling. These conversations may also be legally privileged in the event of a court proceeding.
- The victim advocate, directors of the WRC and LGBT Resource Center, and the ombudsman will not convey any personally identifiable information to the university Title IX Coordinator or any other university officials; however, they may share with the university Title IX Coordinator de-identified statistical or other information regarding prohibited conduct under this policy.
- The Advocacy Center is independent of Cornell and has no duty to consult with the university.
For confidential support resources other than those listed above, call the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence hotline at (800) 942-6906.
Cornell’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) website (share.cornell.edu) provides information to the Cornell community about sexual and related misconduct, and offers information about the SHARE partners who provide services, support, reporting options, education, and advocacy.
Even those university officials who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain a person’s privacy to the greatest extent possible. When the information pertains to sexual or related misconduct, the information provided to a non-confidential resource will be relayed to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator only as necessary for the Title IX Coordinator to investigate and seek resolution.