Sexual Assault

Weill Cornell Medical College is committed to providing a work, educational, and living environment that is free from all acts of sexual misconduct and will not tolerate sexual misconduct by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors. The Medical College will respond promptly and appropriately to all reports of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to: sexual assault/violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, rape, domestic violence, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual coercion, stalking, retaliation. Sexual misconduct also covers sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

Any person or group believing that he, she, or the group has experienced sexual misconduct or retaliation in the context of academic pursuit, the living/learning environment, or employment should report the matter promptly for guidance on appropriate action, counseling, or other support services to a Title IX Coordinator.

Brittney Blakeney, JD
Director/Office of Institutional Equity (Title IX Coordinator)
575 Lexington Avenue, Suite 670
New York, NY 10022
T 646.962.9796
C 718.619.5527

For any urgent matters, you can contact:

  • On-Campus: Campus Security - (212) 746-0911
  • Off-Campus: 911

For emergency and confidential assistance, especially in the case of sexual assault/violence or other violence, you can contact:

  • The New York Presbyterian Hospital (525 East 68th Street)
    • NYPH ER 212-746-5026
    • NYPH VIP (Victim Intervention Program) 212-746-9414
  • Emergency Medical Services: 911

You have the right:

  • to make a report to university police or campus security (212-746-0911), local law enforcement and/or state police or choose not to report;
  • to report the incident to Weill Cornell;
  • to be protected by Weill Cornell from retaliation for reporting an incident; and
  • to receive assistance and resources from Weill Cornell

 New York State Student Bill of Rights

Cornell Definition of Affirmative Consent

Weill Cornell strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to institution officials. Therefore, a bystander acting in good faith or a complainant acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to WCMC officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Weill Cornell Code of Conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

For confidential mental health care, the following campus resources are available

  • Students (medical and graduate)
    • Student Mental Health Services (212-746-5775)
  • Faculty and staff
    • Employee Assistance Program (212-746-5890)

PDF icon Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Contact Information

Environmental Health and Safety 402 E. 67th Street,
Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-7233 Fax: (646) 962-0288