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In case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8, the national mental health crisis hotline.

The 9-8-8 Lifeline provides easy access to emotional distress care, which is distinct from the traditional services of 9-1-1, where the focus is on dispatching emergency medical services, fire, and police, as needed.

For on-campus emergency support, contact Pace Security at (212) 346-1800.

    • Go to a safe place. Breathe. You are safe now.
    • Collect any evidence (if you want police involvement).
      • If there is even a remote possibility that you will choose to get a forensic exam (“rape kit”), try not to shower, brush your teeth, eat or drink anything until after the exam to preserve as much evidence as possible.
        • You can still get an exam if you have showered, eaten, or brushed your teeth.
        • It's highly recommended that receive an exam, even if you do not wish to report your assault.
      • Place your clothing, bedding, and anything else in a paper bag to bring to the hospital or police station. Plastic bags create moisture and can distort evidence.
    • Talk to someone you can trust.
  • On-Campus Support

    Counseling Center: Confidential counseling and resources. Available Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. or connect with a crisis counselor after hours; call (212) 346-1526 any time.

    Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Compliance: Non-confidential resource for information or to report an incident of sex-based misconduct. Call (212) 346-1310 or go to the Title IX office's website for more contact information

    Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness (OSIW): Confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, and referrals. Available Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Call (212) 346-1931 or go to the OSIW website for more contact information

    Office of Safety and Security: Non-confidential, 24-hour safety resource located at 161 William St., Floor 1. Call (212) 346-1800.

    OSIW Peer Educators: Peer educators can provide private support and additional resources to Pace students; email or connect on Instagram (@osiwnyc).

    University Health Care: Confidential health services at 161 William St., Floor 2. Available Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Call (212) 346-1600 or visit the patient health portal to book an appointment.

    Off-Campus Support

    Safe Horizon: Providing the NYC community with 24/7 confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, and information about resources. Call (212) 227-3000 or 311 for more information.

    RAINN: The nationwide RAINN hotline connects you with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Call (800) 656-4673 to get connected.

  • SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) Designated Hospitals




    Staten Island


    Helpful medical information after an assault:

    • Forensic Rape Evidence (FRE) Collection Kit (“rape kit”) is offered up to 96 hours after assault. For more detailed information, visit RAINN's Sexual Assault Forensic Exam webpage.
    • Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Kit (DFSA) is offered up to 96 hours after assault
    • HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) offered up to 72 hours after assault per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
      • PEP is 28-day course of medication. Patients will leave the hospital with 7-8 day supply for free. They are expected to return for a follow-up visit to receive a prescription for the remaining days. If a patient does not have or wish to use their insurance for the medication, they can complete an emergency Office of Victim Services (OVS) application to be reimbursed for the cost.
      • A common side effect of PEP is nausea, so patients can request anti-nausea medication.
    • Emergency contraception (e.g., Plan B) is ideally taken within 72 hours of an assault, but can be offered up to 120 hours after per Planned Parenthood guidelines. Emergency contraception is available at Pace's University Health Care.
    • Hepatitis B Prophylaxis provided ideally within 24 hours of possible exposure per CDC guidelines
    • STI Prophylaxis can be offered at any time. This is available at Pace's University Health Care.

    If you don't plan on following up with your initial medical providers or your primary health care provider, consider reaching out to the following:

    • The Trauma-Informed Linkage to Care Clinic (TLC): TLC offers sensitive, respectful health care for anyone who has experienced sexual trauma, exploitation, or violence (including sex trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, labor trafficking, and those seeking asylum). To make an appointment, call or text “TLC Clinic appointment” to (646) 946-4482.
  • Safe Horizon: Providing the NYC community with 24/7 confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, and information about resources. Call (212) 227-3000 or 311 for more information.

    NYC Family Justice Centers (PDF): The NYC Family Justice Centers are walk-in centers for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. To make it easier for you to get help, many agencies are located at each Center. Services are free and available to all victims. We can help you no matter what language you speak. Call 311 to be connected to the nearest NYC Family Justice Center.





  • If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, you can find criminal and legal resources below.

    If you’d like police involvement and information about how to report an assault, you can call these numbers:

    • MAIN Special Victims Department: (646) 610-7272
    • Special Victims Bureau/Sex Crimes Hotline: (212) 335-9373
    • Domestic Violence Hotline: (212) 335-4308
    • Human Trafficking Hotline: (212) 335-3400
    • New York Campus Sexual Assault Hotline: (844) 845-7269

    If you’d like to consult an attorney about your options, you can contact these organizations:

    • New York Legal Assistance Group: (212) 613-5000
    • Sanctuary for Families (212) 349-6009
    • Legal Aid Society (212) 577-3300
    • Her Justice: (718) 562-8181
    • Times Up (workplace-related sexual assault/harassment)
  • DO:

    • Put them at ease and try to help them create a safe environment. Let them know that you are there for them and receptive to what they are saying.
    • Affirm their feelings and express admiration for their courage to share with you.
    • Emphasize and verbalize your stance against the abuse they have experienced.
    • Follow their lead and support their desires. Respect the decisions they are making regarding their care.
    • Be mindful of your self-care. You can better respond to a survivor’s needs if you also take care of yourself. It’s important to—while respecting the survivor’s confidentiality—reach out to your own support system and be realistic about how much support you are able to provide


    • Question the validity of the survivor’s claims.
    • Make excuses for the person who caused harm.
    • Share the survivor’s story without their consent.
    • Give the survivor any ultimatums.
    • Minimize the assault.
    • “Investigate” what the survivor is saying. Avoid asking "why?" questions or asking for more details than the survivor is willing/able to share.