Title IX Coordinator and Reporting
Interim Title IX Coordinator
& Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Canisius partners with Callisto, a third-party reporting system, which allows victims of sexual assault to create time-stamped records and the option to report electronically to campus authorities. The system also provides the option to report, should another victim name the same perpetrator. To read more about the Callisto reporting system, click here.
A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SHOULD:
1. GET TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL A TRUSTED FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER.
2. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
It is extremely important that the victim seeks immediate medical evaluation following a sexual assault. The best place for this evaluation is a hospital emergency room. In addition to treating any injuries, evaluating and treating for possible exposure to sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, the emergency room staff is expertly trained to collect valuable medical evidence. This evidence may be used in the event that the victim wishes to have the perpetrator prosecuted at a later time. Without this evidence, it is very difficult to obtain a conviction. Remember, do not drink, bathe, douche, brush teeth, change clothes or comb hair. It is only natural to want to do these things but doing so may destroy evidence. If changing clothes is necessary, all clothing worn during the assault should be placed in a paper bag and taken to the hospital. The victim may wish to have a friend or family member accompany her/him to the hospital or if the victim wishes, someone from the college can accompany him/her.
3. SEEK CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE.
It is often helpful to seek counseling or support for the traumatic experience. The Counseling Center (716)888-2620, Student Health Services (716)888-2610, or Crisis Services (716)834-3131 are all confidential sources of support.
4. DOCUMENT THE INCIDENT.
A victim should write down every detail about the incident including: who, what, when, where and how. Callisto provides victims the opportunity to securely document details of an assault and the option of whether or not to report. Learn more about Callisto by clicking here.
• At the first opportunity, the information should be brought to the attention of the Public Safety Office or one of the resources listed in this brochure.
• If the Buffalo Police Department is to be involved and criminal charges are filed, this information is crucial.
5. DECIDE HOW TO PROCEED.
The decision to report the incident lies with the victim. Students can file a report through Callisto, the Bias Hotline or reporting form, Canisius College Public Safety (716)888-2330, the Buffalo Police Department 911 or (716)851-4494 or with the NYS Troopers 1-844-845-7269. An investigation will follow.
Academic and living arrangements may be made by the Title IX Coordinator to accommodate the victim's needs.