Resources for Students

MMC is committed to providing a safe learning environment where sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking will not be tolerated.

One in five women is sexually assaulted in college. Most often, it’s by someone she knows and she doesn’t report it. Men can also be victims of sexual assault. Many survivors feel isolated, ashamed and guilty. If this happens to you or someone you know, remember you are not alone at MMC. Help is available. 

What should you do if someone hurts you or forces you to have sexual contact? 
  • Go to a safe place
  • Call 911 for immediate police protection and medical assistance. Request to be taken to an Emergency Room that has a SAFE Center of Excellence, where staff are specially trained to care for and counsel victims and collect evidence 
  • Go to an emergency room for safety and medical care
  • If you have been raped, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible (within 96 hours). Do not bathe, brush your teeth or change your clothes so that evidence may be collected
  • Call Campus Security 212-517-0411
  • Call the Residence Life staff, 212-774-0740
  • Find someone you trust and talk to them

Important Numbers:

  • Victim Services 24-hour hotline 212-577-7777
  • NYC Police Department Special Victims 24-hour report line 646-610-7273
  • Safe Horizons 24-hour hotline 800-621-4673
Where can you get counseling, support and referrals? 

On Campus:

  • Desiree Sholes, Title IX Coordinator (  or (646) 393-4127)
  • Counseling and Wellness Center
    Drop in hours are Monday-Friday, 2:00–4:00 pm
    Call or email for an appointment 212-774-0700,
    Services are confidential 
  • Residence Life Staff, 212-774-0740
  • Emmalyn Yamrick, Dean of Students
    (212-774-0756, Carson Hall 807)
  • Campus Security, 212-517-0411 
  • Dow Zanghi Student Health Center
    (operated by Mount Sinai Beth Israel/Student Health Services Network in partnership with the College),
    231 East 55th Street (Located inside the 55th street residence hall)
    Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday 11:00 am-7:00 pm. 

Off Campus:

  • Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, SAVI , 1648 Madison Avenue at 99th Street, 212-423-2140
  • Counseling
  •  Emergency Room advocacy (SAFE Center of Excellence) 
  • Legal Advocacy 
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Victim Intervention Program, 525 East 68th Street, 212-746-4458 or hotline 212-746-9414
  • Short term counseling
  • Emergency Room advocacy (SAFE Center of Excellence) 
  • Legal advocacy
  • Karen Horney Clinic Trauma Program, 329 East 62nd Street, 212-838-4333 ext. 125
Campus Policies, Procedures, and Laws you should know about

Sexual assault is a crime. You can choose to report it to the police or school personnel. It is important to know that if MMC knows or reasonably should know that one of its students has been sexually assaulted, it is obliged to act. 

If you are unsure about reporting a crime but would like to talk to someone, Counseling and Wellness Center, Dow Zanghi Student Health Center, and Campus Ministry staffs can maintain your confidentiality. 

For more details, please see:

How can you help prevent sexual assault, dating violence and stalking? 

No one ever asks to be the victim of a crime - no matter what they are wearing or how much they have had to drink. But there are some things you should know and do to reduce the risk to yourself and others: 

  • Know that consent for sexual contact has to be freely and clearly given. If a person does not say, “yes” or cannot say “yes,” it’s a crime to have sexual contact with him or her 
  • Don’t take drinks from strangers or leave your drink unattended at a party or establishment
  • Check in with your friends when out or at a party and make sure everyone leaves together
  • Don’t leave someone unattended who is unconscious, drunk or high
  • Don’t let anyone engage in sexual contact with someone who is unconscious, drunk or high
  • Offer to help someone who may be at risk of sexual violence
  • Get help if you see a sexual assault in progress or hear a confession of a rape
  • Never photograph or videotape a sexual assault
  • If someone jokes about rape or sexual assault, speak up and let them know it’s not acceptable. 
Additional Information on sexual assault, dating violence and stalking

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault  

  • Getting Help
  • Programs
  • Advocacy, policy and research 

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

  • Prevention education
  • Victims services
  • Leadership

Anti-Violence Project 

  • Education 
  • Survivor support
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected community