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Title IX Resources

At Skidmore our students’ safety and well-being is vital and we strive to provide support and resources for our students whether they are on campus or abroad. While abroad students might not be sure where to reach out for support in times of crisis. For this reason, OCSE has compiled a list of local resources for students participating on Skidmore programs that find themselves victims of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct. 

Please be aware:  On-site program staff are mandatory reporters; therefore, they are required to report any incidents of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator at Skidmore College.

While on-site program staff are always ready and available to assist you, we understand that you may first want to talk with someone who can maintain your confidentiality. For that reason, this list provides you with the counseling, medical, and emergency services available in a given area, all of which are outside of the program itself. 

If and when you are ready to discuss the matter with the on-site program staff, please be aware that you can choose to share as little or as much information as you want. The staff will be required to pass the information onto the on-campus Skidmore Title IX Coordinator, Joel Aure, who will contact you directly. If you wish to contact Joel instead of working with the on-site program staff, he can be reached at or (518) 580-5708.

First and foremost, what happened was not your fault! You did not consent to this sexual activity or contact.

  • Your safety is of utmost importance! If you do not feel safe, get to a safe place. Consider reaching out to someone you trust for support.

    If you are in immediate danger or injured, get assistance. Typically this will mean calling the police or going to the hospital; we also urge you to contact the program’s emergency line for assistance if you feel comfortable doing so. (However, they are mandated reporters so will not be able to maintain your confidentiality.) While this may be your first instinct, the laws governing rape and sexual assault differ from country to country. It is important to know if it is safe to call the authorities. The on-site program staff typically provides this important information during the on-site orientation

  • What do I do if I have been raped?

    As you consider your reporting options, it is important to preserve any evidence.

    • While you may have a strong desire to shower or bathe, do not. You might wash away/destroy forensic evidence. Don’t brush, comb or clean any part of your body, including your teeth.
    • Don’t change clothes, if possible.
    • If you need to go to the bathroom, collect any urine you pass and note the time. In cases where you may have fallen victim to being drugged, this step is important for testing for date rape drugs.
  • Seek professional help.

    You do not have to go through this alone. Please consider utilizing the resources listed on this page. 

    The on-site program staff typically provides this important information during the on-site orientation. “Pathways to Safety International is an organization that can provide assistance with resources such as counseling and legal advocacy.”


  • University of Auckland Student Health and Counseling Services 
    Tel: 09 923-7681
    University Health and Counseling, Level 3, Kate Edger Informaton Commons, 2 Alfred Street, City Campus


  • Safe to Talk (including online chat)
    Tel: 0800 044 334                                                                                                                             

Medical Resources:

  • Quay Med Primary Health Care and Accident and Emergency Centre
    Tel: 919 2555
    68 Beach Rd, Auckland Central (near the Railway Campus)

  • CityMed Medical Centre
    Tel: 377 5525
    Corner Albert St and Mills Lane, Auckland Central

  • Symonds Street Medical Centre
    Tel: 309 9577
    57 Symonds Street, Grafton 

  • Auckland Metro Doctors
    Tel: 0508 306306 or 373 4621

Additional Resources:

  • Police
    Tel: 111

  • AUSA advocacy (free and confidential advocacy service)
    Tel: 09 309 0789

  • University Proctors (non-academic misconduct, including harassment)
    Professor Gillian Lewis and Michael Rengers
    Tel:  09 293 7005 or 027 839 3832 

  • University of Auckland Student Health and Counseling Services
    Tel: 09 923 7681 
    University Health and Counseling,
    Level 3, Kate Edger Information Commons,
    2 Alfred Street,
    City Campus


  • UC Health Centre Medical & Counseling Services
    Tel: 64 3 369 44 44                                                                                                                                                               Private Bag 4800, Christchurch

Medical Resources:

  • Christchurch Hospital
    Tel:  03 364 0640
    2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Psychiatric Emergency Service
    Tel:  64 800 920 092, Option 1



  • (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1.800.656.HOPE

Medical Resources:
(Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) - Phone lines are open 24 hours a day to book an appointment.)

  • The Haven Whitechapel, Tel: +44 (0) 20 3299 1599, The Royal London Hospital, Walden St, Whitechapel, London, E1 5DG
  • The Haven Paddington, Tel: +44 (0) 20 3299 1599, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed St, London, W2 1NY
  • Victoria Medicentre, Tel: +44 (0) 845 437 0353, Located in Victoria Station
  • Bank Medicentre, Tel: +44 (0) 845 437 0353, 80 Cheapside, EC2V 6EE

English-speaking counselors in Madrid:


  • Sinews (multi-lingual counseling company offering support for victims)
    Tel: 91 700 19 79
    C/Zurbano, 34. 28010 Madrid (Metro Alonso Martínez)
    Horario: Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 21:30 / Saturday: 9:00 - 14:30
  • Asociación Asistencia Mujeres Violadas (non-profit that provides psychological and legal support to rape victims)
    Tel: 91 574 01 10
    C/ Alcalá, 124. 1ºA. 28809 Madrid (Metro Manuel Becerra/ Goya)


Medical Resources:

  • Rubén Borrás (English speaking general practitioner)
    Tel: 674 216 899
    C/Padilla, 20. Bajo Derecha (Metron Núñez de Balboa)
    Horario: Monday through Friday:  12pm – 6:30pm
  • Hospital Universitario La Paz Hospital Universitario de La Princesa (first aid for rape victim; rape kit)
    Tel:  91 727 70 00
    Diego de León, 62. 28006 – Madrid


Additional Resources:

  • Juzgados de Guardia e Instrucción (to press charges)
  • Office for the Assistance and Protection of Women, Children and the Elderly – Local Police (U.A.P.M.)
    Tel: 900 222 100
    Paseo de la Chopera, 2. Planta Baja.
    Horario: 24 hora 365 días al año
  • Centro de Atención Integral a Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia Sexual – CIMASCAM (government institution)
    Tel: 91 534 09 22/012/016
    C/Doctor Santero, 12 (Metro Cuatro Caminos).  Madrid 28039
    Horario: 10am to 8pm
  • Support Service for Women Victims of Gender-based Violence – S.A.V.G. (government institution)
    Tel: 900 222 100
    Horario: 24 hora 365 días al año
  • Pathways to Safety (resource for Americans abroad who have been victims of sexual abuse, rape or aggression)
    Tel: 833-SAFE-833
  • APUNE (Association of North American Program in Spain)
    Tel: 913 199 118
    General Oráa,55 28006 Madrid