Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

When It's Seen - Intervene

Students holding signs raising awareness for sexual violence.

Baird Point illuminated in purple as UB recognizes Domestic Violence Action Month in October.

Everyone can make a difference in preventing sexual violence on campus. Resources are available for students, faculty and staff.

Support After an Unwanted Sexual Experience

If you or someone you know needs support dealing with the emotional, physical or legal challenges of surviving a sexual assault or other unwanted sexual experience, we can help you.

See options for after an unwanted sexual experience.

Violence Prevention Events

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UBIntervene Submit Bystander Stories Faculty-Staff Resources

Submit Your Bystander Story

student holding a sign.

Student participating in the Love and Support Day "Free Hugs," an activity to demonstrate asking for consent.

Were you a NOBULL bystander? Did you see someone intervene? Help us highlight the active bystanders at UB who stood up to make things safer.

Criminal Reporting Options

This is an opportunity to share stories for educational purposes, but if you would like to file an anonymous report with the University about a crime you have witnessed, please contact campus police or file a report on line.

> Submit an anonymous sexual assault report with University Police

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Good Samaritan Policy

The Good Samaritan Policy eliminates disciplinary consequences for you and the people you are with if you call for help when drinking or using drugs. The health and safety of UB students is our first priority. 

Learn more about the Good Samaritan Policy.

Need Help?

Additional Resources

Sexual Assault

Relationship Abuse and Domestic Violence Support

Video on orders of protection by the UB Family Violence & Women's Rights Clinic and the University at Buffalo Police


  • NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence 24-hour Hotline  1-800-492-6906
  • Domestic Violence Shelter 24-hour Hotline (716) 884-6000
Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741