A Union-recognized club committed to raising awareness about sexual assault issues at Rensselaer, because the only way to end violence is to end the ignorance that perpetuates it.

The S.C.A.R.ED. Pledge

Starting today, I will become better informed about rape.
Starting today, I will express my opposition to rape,
and my support of the survivors of rape.
Starting today, I will remember those who did not survive rape.
Starting today, I will become a part of the solution.
I will help educate people about rape and I will explain the pledge I have taken.
Starting today, I will insist that rape be taken seriously.
Starting today I will do whatever I can to help the world be a
safe place for all of us to live

Also of interest, the Men's Pledge to End Rape.

The Problem:

25% to 35% of all women and 10% of all me will experience a sexual
assault or attempted sexual assault in their lifetimes.

1 in 12 college men admitted raping college women (that is, their
behavior met the legal definition of rape or attempted rape)
BUT one 1% saw their behavior as criminal.

If you have been sexually assaulted:

Please call for help! Most immediately, call the Department of Public Safety at 276-6611 (emergency line). They can help you get to file charges, get to a hospital and contact a Dean of Students who will further help you.

If you're not comfortable calling someone on campus, we encourage you to call the Rape Crisis Center for Rensselaer County. Their hotline number is 271-3257 and is open 24 hours a day, every day.

The Union Counseling Center (at 276-6479) is another great resource. They have a sexual assault survivors' group as well as individual counseling services available.

Net Resources

Sexual Assault I nformation Page
This has lots of great info -- with links to all sorts of places.

These pages under construction. Please email if you have any comments or suggestions.