Syracuse UniversityCounseling Center

Help for Relationship Violence

If you or someone you know has experienced relationship violence reach out to one of the numbers listed below to speak to a trained professional who can help you determine how to get help for not only any phsyical injuries, but more importantly, for the emotional trauma experienced. If you are unsure that you are in a violent relationship, click here for more information.


IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED OR HAVE IMMEDIATE SAFETY CONCERNS

Contact any of the following resources:

You are under no obligation to file a report with the police. 


WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE EXPERIENCED RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE?

Your safety and well-being are the number one priority.  If you have experienced an incident of relationship violence, you may want to consider any of the following options:

  • Find a safe place to stay. Stay with friends or family when possible.

  • Speak with a member of the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team 315.443.4715.

  • Get medical attention - Call your doctor or go to the emergency room for treatment. Make sure you tell the doctor how your injuries were sustained and have this information documented.

  • Consider a No Contact Order (issued by Syracuse University) or an Order of Protection (issued by family or criminal court). You do not need to file a Formal Title IX report with the University to obtain a university No Contact Order.

  • If you would like to report the incident to Syracuse University or law enforcement, click here for additional information.

  • Develop a support system, so that if you choose to leave the relationship, you will not be alone.

  • Do not blame yourself for what is happening.


CONSIDER CONTACTING A PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCE FOR HELP:

Counseling Center's Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team  

         315.443.4715 - 24 hours, seven days a week 

200 Walnut Place - Walk-in support service available during business hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides privileged and confidential guidance & support, advocacy, and counseling for victims of sexual assault and relationship violence


Health Services

315.443.9005

111 Waverly Avenue

Provides privileged and confidential non-emergency medical care. This office can assess for any possible injuries, provide emergency contraception (if needed) and screen for sexually transmitted infections.

Hendricks Chapel

315.443.2901

Main Campus, Shaw Quad

Provides privileged and confidential support to students. Faith based counseling is one of the many support programs the Chapel provides.

Vera House

315.422.7273 - 24 hours, seven days a week

6181 Thompson Road #100, Syracuse, NY 13206

Vera House is a resource in the Syracuse community that provides privileged and confidential support and advocacy to survivors of sexual and relationship violence. The Vera House crisis line is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.