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Victim Services

Report a crime, obtain safety consultations, and contact local or municipal police

Victim Services

DPS can assist students who wish to report a crime, obtain safety consultations, and contact local or municipal police with jurisdiction over the incident. DPS provides critical services in order to ensure student safety. This includes offering Risk Evaluation And Counter Techniques (R.E.A.C.T.) classes and providing transportation to the hospital for the SART activation or to the courthouse for Temporary Restraining Orders.

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Learn who can help

The Department of Public Safety supports the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education or SHARE office and other University Departments and Resources who handle victim services. For more information about these resources please refer to the below information.

Princeton University Resources

All resources with an * mean that they are confidential resources and the information given to them will not be reported. There are some exceptions to this when there is a risk of imminent harm. View the difference between confidential and non-confidential resources.

The Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office is a survivor-centered, trauma-informed confidential resource on campus for the Princeton University community.  SHARE provides crisis response, support, short-term counseling, advocacy, education, and referral services to those who are dealing with incidents of interpersonal violence and abuse including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

View the SHARE website

CPS provides a full range of time-limited mental health services, including clinical assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, psychopharmacological treatment, referrals to treatment providers in the community, urgent-care assessment, and crisis intervention.

 

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ORL has confidential counselors, from multi-religious ideologies, who can provide spiritual and religious support for victims/survivors and can connect them to resources from the tradition(s) of their choice, to promote healing and empowerment.

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The vice provost for institutional equity and diversity serves as the Title IX coordinator and coordinates the University's compliance with Title IX. The Title IX coordinator will be informed of all complaints or reports of violations of the sex discrimination and sexual misconduct policy, and oversees the University's centralized response to ensure compliance with Title IX and the 2013 amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

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The DSL assigned to each residential college can assist if you are interested in pursuing a No Contact or No Communication Order. (link is external)The DSL can also assist with temporary or long-term housing for safety purposes. 

 

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The Director of Studies can assist undergraduate students in obtaining academic accommodations and makes referrals to other campus resources.

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Although mediation is not a recommended intervention for interpersonal violence issues due to the real and perceived power imbalances that may be involved, the Ombuds Office is a confidential resource that can provide valuable information and strategies for faculty, staff and students, including: 

  • Discussing goals and alternatives and strategy planning for dealing with problems
  • Referrals to other University offices (e.g., SHARE, Human Resources, Office of Religious Life) for additional support
  • Recommending changes in University policies, procedures and practices (e.g., regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, etc.)

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UHS has a variety of service providers available to assist in the following areas:

  • Medical treatment for emergent needs and same-day appointment requests
  • Emergency contraception, STI testing, and access to HIV prophylaxis
  • Medical treatment for those with emergent needs (Open 24 hours during the academic year)

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Resources Beyond Princeton

All resources with an * mean that they are confidential resources and the information given to them will not be reported. There are some exceptions to this when there is a risk of imminent harm. View the difference between confidential and non-confidential resources.

Forensic evidence can be collected by a Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) at a local hospital within 5 days of an assault. A SHARE and/or Womanspace advocate can accompany you. There is no cost for the forensic examination and no bill should be generated. Evidence can only be analyzed if you decide to file a police report to pursue criminal charges against the offender within 5 years of the assault. If you are considering evidence collection, please avoid bathing or showering, using douche, eating, drinking, smoking, urinating, brushing your teeth, gargling, or anything else that could destroy or wash away evidence.  After the completion of the examination, medications that can prevent sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy may be administered at no cost, when needed.

Can be activated by contacting:

  • Womanspace:  609-394-9000
  • Princeton Police:  609-921-2100 (calls will likely result in police involvement)
  • Department of Public Safety:  609-258-1000 (calls will likely result in police involvement)

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Princeton police provide services to ensure safety and can assist with access to the legal process for incidents currently in progress or happening off-campus. 

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Womanspace is our community-based organization that specializes in emergency response and treatment for survivors. They provide:  a 24-hour, confidential hotline;  advocates and professionals to facilitate SART activation;  access to legal resources;  and individual and group counseling.  Womanspace provides specialized, individual and group counseling for a sliding scale fee, and also offers a shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

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Policies to protect victims

Princeton University does not tolerate sexual misconduct.

View the full University Policy on Sexual Misconduct (1.2 University-wide Conduct Regulations – 1.2.3. Sexual Misconduct).

The Title IX Sexual Harassment policy is based on definitions set forth in regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline is responsible for the administration of the stated rules and regulations governing undergraduate student conduct, for assessing reported violations, and, when necessary, for assigning appropriate penalties.

Princeton University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment free from discrimination and harassment based on a protected characteristic. Princeton University’s Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment prohibits such discrimination and harassment and applies to all members of the University community.