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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and our Title IX Coordinator, Amanda Bastiani, wanted to remind our campus community that even though we are continuing to work and learn at a distance during this pandemic, there are ways we can also continue to support survivors, and practice consent and safe bystander actions in our everyday lives. Amanda continues to be available to students and employees and can help connect you to reporting options and resources. Email Amanda at for more information.

Here are other ways to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
Commit to helping create a culture of consent, bystander intervention, and survivor support! Take the pledge:
Share a photo of yourself wearing teal on April 7th, the Day of Action!
Resources for COVID-19 Response:
#WeShatterSilence Share your story!
#saam #itsonus #nomore #tbtn2020

If you are experiencing any type of sexual violence, please know that you are not alone. We are here and will do our best to support you and connect you with the proper resources. The following helplines are still open:
RAINN Hotline: 800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is still accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-800-799-7233
National Human Trafficking Hotline: The National Human Trafficking Hotline is still accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-888-373-7888 or text them at 233-733
Suicide Prevention Hotline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is still accessible 24/7. Please call them at 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the U.S.

Resources at Saint Rose
Counseling Center: 518-454-5200,
Health Services: 518-454-5244,
Spiritual Life:

Non-confidential support/reporting:
Title IX Coordinator: Amanda Bastiani,, 518-454-5170
Deputy Title IX Coordinators: Jeff Knapp,, 518-454-5138 and Rita McLaughlin,, 518-454-5170
Campus Security: 518-454-5187 (or 911)
Residence Life: 518-454-5295
Albany Police: 911 or 518-458-5660
NYSP, Senior Investigator: Mike Castle, 1-844-845-7269

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