Sexual Assault Resources

A Guide to Sexual Assault Prevention and Resources for Survivors

An educational community should be the model of equity, civility, and inclusiveness.  I hope
that St. Lawrence University can be an exemplar of these attributes.  Every Laurentian counts in the fight against sexual violence and relationship violence on campus.
President William L. Fox

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Review Board

Student Rights for Survivors of Sexual Misconduct

All members of the St. Lawrence community should expect to be free from experiences of sexual misconduct, behavior that is inherently abusive of the humanity that each of us brings to the campus community.  Sexual misconduct is against University policy and will not be tolerated at St. Lawrence.



Ask for and give consentSt. Lawrence University and New York State use an Affirmative Consent standard.

Affirmative consent is a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create clear permission regarding willingness to engage in the sexual activity. Silence or lack of resistance, in and of itself, does not demonstrate consent. This guide to consent will help.


Ensure your safetyIf you are in any danger, or if you believe you may soon be in danger, do not hesitate to call for help.  Securing your immediate safety is the first priority.

  • Safety & Security always has campus officers on duty (315-229-5555).
  • You can reach the nearest police department by calling 911.

Reach out to someone:  contact someone you trust for guidance and support.  It can be someone you know, or someone on campus who is trained to help.

Confidential Resources:  These trained campus and community resources must retain your confidentiality, if you choose. Confiding in these resources is NOT reporting to the University.

Seek medical care:  ask to be examined for potential injuries and infections.  You can also consider asking for evidence collection before washing or changing clothes.

Seek counseling:  if you experience emotional distress, talking to a counselor can be an important part of the healing process.  Several types of counseling resources are available at the university.

  • For after-hours care, or for transportation, you can call Safety & Security (315-229-5555) or 911.
  • Planned Parenthood of Canton (315-386-8821)
  • Counselors at The Torrey Health and Counseling Services (315-229-5392).
  • Chaplains Kathleen Buckley (315-229-5256) and Shaun Whitehead (315-229-5062).

Consider reporting the incident:  If you report to the resources below, you are reporting to the University officially.  Making a report does not commit you to taking any disciplinary or legal action.  You can provide only as much information as you wish. The University may choose to investigate and act if believes there is future risk to the community.

Responsible Administrators, a subset of Responsible Employees, are those who work closely in the Title IX investigation and adjudication processes.

  • Safety & Security (315-229-5555) and the police (911) can take reports.  Send an anonymous report to Security here: CLERY Anonymous Crime Report
  • Canton Village Police at 60 Main Street, Canton, (315-386-4561)
  • New York State Police special toll-free hotline:  (844-845-7269)
  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Joe Tolliver, 229-5311, Sullivan Student Center,
  • Associate Dean of Student Life Rance Davis, 229-5551, Sullivan Student Center,; Convener of the Review Board
  • Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Valerie Lehr, 229-5993, Vilas 103,
  • Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Alison Del Rossi, 229-5993, Vilas 103,
  • Vice President of Community and Employee Relations and Title IX Coordinator Lisa Cania, Vilas 114, 229-5656,;
  • Director of Human Resources for Employee Relations Colleen Manley, 229-5988, Vilas G2,
  • Head Volleyball Coach and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Shelly Roiger, Augsbury Center 217, 229-5875
  • Assistant Vice President of Safety and Security and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Patrick Gagnon, 229-5555, Torrey Health Center,
  • Assistant Director of Safety and Security Roxanne Cliff, 229-5555, Torrey Health Center,
  • Director of Residence Life Christopher Marquart, 229-5250, Sullivan Student Center 231,
  • Director of Student Activities John Robert O'Connor, 229-5757, Sullivan Student Center 225,
  • A student trained as a Community Assistant (CA).
  • A complete list of Responsible Employees is here.

Consider disciplinary or legal action:  if you decide to press charges, you can do so through the university, through the police, or both.  The University will assist you at every step of the process, if you choose to proceed.