October 2022

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The month of October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, the month of October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and to be a voice for domestic violence victims. Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. The physical violence of domestic violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute of the day. This equates to more than 10 million abused victims annually. One in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner, and one in five women and one in seven men have been severely abused physically by an intimate partner. Millions of Americans live in daily and silent fear within their own homes. In addition, every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence. Domestic violence incidents affect each and every person within a home and can have a long and lasting negative effect on a child’s emotional well-being, and social and academic functioning.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Domestic Violence Hotline


National Domestic Violence Text Line: START to 88788

Domestic Violence in New York

• The 31.7% of women and 29% of men in New York State experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
• In 2018, New York City law enforcement responded to 250,447 reports of domestic incidents in the city, and police outside of New York City responded to 182,893 reports of domestic incidents.
• There were 59 intimate partner homicides in New York in 2018, comprising 44% of female and 2% of male homicide victims 16 years of age or older. Firearms were used in 40% of these domestic incidents.
• In 2018, non-residential domestic violence programs served 39,458 survivors, and residential domestic violence programs served 5,969 adults and 6,105 children. There were12,269 requests for shelter for adults and 11,949 requests for shelter for children. These requests for shelter were not met due to a lack of resources.
• In 2015, there were 153,636 active protective orders in the National Crime Information Center for New York. There were 75,868 protective orders that had a Brady Indicator.

• In 2018, 228,769 protective orders were entered into New York’s Order of Protection Registry.
• As of December 31, 2019, New York had submitted 335 misdemeanor domestic violence and 61,881 active protective order records to the NICS Index.

Title IX: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Gender Discrimination
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report.

Recognize, Report, Prevent Sexual Violence Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits all forms of sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX protects you from sex discrimination in academics, activities, admissions, athletics, financial assistance, housing, recruitment and employment. It protects you both on and off campus.

SUNY Cobleskill has zero tolerance for illegal discrimination or harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking. Retaliation against anyone reporting a Title IX violation is prohibited. Anyone who experiences, observes or hears about an incident of sexual violence, harassment, or sex discrimination must report it to the Title IX Coordinator
or another campus official as soon as possible.

Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination: It’s NEVER Okay!

Hi Everyone, my name is Jill Basile and I am the new Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. I started at SUNY Cobleskill in April, but I am an alumnus and graduated from here in 2005.

Since leaving Cobleskill I have worked in higher ed and with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I am so happy to be back at Cobleskill, as it feels like home. Fun fact – my office (Fake 107) was my first residence hall room when I transferred to SUNY Cobleskill in the Spring of 2002! I have a small family, and my partner, Vinny, also works on campus. We have one kiddo who is 10, 2 golden retrievers (1 of them is in the canine program), and 3 cats. If and when I have free time, I like to spend it outside in the SUN!

Stop by my office where you can find me surrounded by plants and listening to the Dave Matthews Band, whom I have seen in concert over 55 times! I look forward to meeting all of you!

The Wellness Center
Call to schedule an appointment
Phone # 518-255-5225 | Fax # 518-255-5819
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
For after-hour emergencies call University Police at 518-255-5555
UPD Anonymous Tip Line https://secure2.cobleskill.edu/tipline.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – 1-877-269-6699 or 1-844-732-6228 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)
If you have a concern about the care you received at the Wellness Center, contact Director Lynn Ontl at 518-255-5225

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