The sooner you can report the incident to the police, the better. If you are on campus, you can use a blue light phone or call (585) 395-2226 for connection to University Police. If you are off campus, call 911. Police cannot investigate the incident as a crime unless you file a formal report. Reporting a crime initiates an investigation but does not obligate you to pursue criminal prosecution.
Students may choose criminal prosecution, a referral to the student conduct system, or both.
Members of the campus community may report criminal incidents to:
Victims of a crime can also make a voluntary report on a confidential basis. Reports of this nature are filed with the University Police for information purposes only, but there is no formal investigation.
The Rape Crisis Service (off campus) will also take a “proxy report” for which information about the incident is taken and submitted to the police agency with jurisdiction over where the crime was committed. The victim’s name is not on this report. To contact the local Rape Crisis Service, call 1-800-527-1757.