Ensure Your Safety
If you are in any danger, or if you believe you may soon be in danger, do not hesitate to call for help. Securing ones immediate safety is the first priority.
- Campus Safety is available 24 hrs./7 days a week: 315-655-7271
- Local police department: 911
Reach Out to Someone
Cazenovia College strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault to get the support needed, and so the College can respond appropriately.
On-Campus Confidential Resources
Individuals who are confidential resources will not report crimes to law enforcement or college officials (i.e. Title IX Coordinator) without your permission, except for extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency. These individuals are available during normal business hours or on call as needed.
Health Office Nursing Staff
Off-Campus (24 Hour Hotlines)
Help Restore Hope Center
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
On-Campus Non-Confidential Resources
(notification will be made to the Title IX Coordinator)
Title IX Coordinator: Janice Romagnoli, 315-655-7274
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Stewart Weisman, 315-655-7795
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Barbara Hager, 315-655-7146
Assistant Dean for Student Life: Tiffany Varlaro, 315-655-7214
Even Cazenovia College offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resources will be relayed only as necessary for the Title IX Coordinator to investigate and/or seek a resolution.
Cazenovia Police Department: 911
NY State Police: 1-844-845-7269
Consider Disciplinary and/or Legal Action – Rights at Time of First Disclosure
You have the right to make a report to campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; to report the incident to your institution; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution. The criminal process is separate from the Cazenovia College student disciplinary process and different standards of proof are used. The question as to whether an incident violates the criminal law must be made by law enforcement. Reporting individuals have the right to "emergency access" to the Title IX Coordinator or other trained official who can provide information concerning options and rights for information and assistance.
Seek Medical Attention
The hospitals listed below have access to a SANE nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). Vera House (315-468-3260) or Help Restore Hope Center (855-966-9723) can provide a Sexual Assault/Rape Advocate while at the hospital. Campus Safety can assist you in arranging transportation to the hospital.
- Ask to be examined for potential injuries and infections
- Consider pregnancy testing
- Have a rape kit completed in case you decide to bring charges (see preservation of evidence below). Even if you don't think you want to press charges, having a rape kit allows you to have evidence collected should you change your mind later.
Crouse Hospital: 315-470-7111
St. Joseph’s Hospital: 315-448-5101
University Hospital: 315-464-5611
Preservation of information and tangible material relating to sexual assault is essential for both law enforcement investigations and campus investigations. All involved parties are encouraged to preserve all information and tangible material relating to the incident. Examples include electronic communications (e.g., e-mails and text messages), photographs, clothing, bedding, and medical information. In the case of medical information, prompt examinations can be crucial.
- If possible, don't shower, bathe any part of your body, douche, urinate, defecate, use medications or brush your teeth.
- Stay in the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault. You may want to bring a change of clothes with you. It is likely that the hospital will keep your clothing as part of the evidence collection. The hospital will provide a change of clothes if you don’t bring any with you.
- If you already changed, bring clothes, sheets and anything that was in contact with you during the assault in separate paper bags (not plastic) or wrapped in a clean sheet.
- Things the accused may have touched or left behind could be used as evidence.
The health and safety of every student at Cazenovia College is of utmost importance. Cazenovia College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. Cazenovia College strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault to institution officials.
A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault to Cazenovia College officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Cazenovia College’s code of conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault.
Seek Counseling Support
If you experience emotional distress, talking to a counselor can be an important part of the healing process.
Contact Hotline (24-hour)