I Need Help Right Now
If you or a friend need help right now, call the Violence Intervention Programs 24/7 Hotline at 607-432-4855.
A hotline worker will guide you through your choices which include: seeking medical attention, reporting the crime, and finding a safe place to spend the night.
The hotline worker is also a trained rape crisis and relationship violence counselor who can help you through this time. They will believe your story, they will listen if you just need someone to talk to.
The know violence committee envisions a world where individuals and communities are empowered to create a non-violent reality of equality and engage in healthy relationships where survivors are supported, perpetrators are held accountable, and bystanders confidently intervene.
The mission of know violence is to prevent interpersonal violence and shift community norms for the SUNY Oneonta campus community by implementing evidence-based education and outreach strategies for violence prevention and connecting community members to additional resources.
SUNY recently adopted a uniform sexual assault policy which included a Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights.
Interested in Becoming A Certified Rape Crisis Counselor?
The Opportunities for Otsego Violence Intervention Program offers the 40 hour training to become a NYS Department of Health Certified Rape Crisis Counselor twice a year.
Call Nicole Murdocca, Violence Intervention Program Community Educator at 607.433.8031
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Commercial from Scotland addressing the issue of victim blaming myths.
Looking for the PAIRS website?
In May 2013 the PAIRS committee renamed itself as the know violence committee. It is hoped that this new name better conveys the goal of prevention education which integrates current research for the SUNY Oneonta campus. It is hoped that the transition in names will be short.
Who is know violence?
The know violence committee provides programming and education to the campus community regarding the issues of sexual assault and relationship violence. The Committee is made up of faculty, staff and students and meets once a month.
If you are interested in joining the know violence committee please contact Rebecca Harrington. Email, call (432-3540) or stop by room 110 in the CHW Center
But I'm a Guy
A common myth in our society is that men cannot be the victims of sexual assault or relationship violence. This is not true, men are victims too. All of the services on and off campus are available to men too.