Counseling and Support Services
Siena College is committed to offering survivors of sexual violence, relationship abuse and stalking immediate treatment, counseling support, and police assistance, if desired. Care and consideration of the survivor’s wishes will be honored throughout this process. A number of resources and options are available both on and off campus.
On-Campus Support Services
24 Hour Emergency #s
Siena College Public Safety Emergency 518-783-2999
Siena College Public Safety Non-Emergency 518-783-2376
Residential Life 518-783-2919
Center for Counseling and Student Development 518-783-2342
Dean of Students 518-783-2328
Bowman Center for Women 518-782-6109
Health Services 518-783-2554
Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations Specialist/
Title IX Coordinator (Christine Hammill-Cregan) 518- 782-6673
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students (Joy Galarneau) 518-783-2328
Human Rights Committee, chair 518-783-2328
Off-Campus Support Services
24 Hour Emergency #’s
Local Police 911
Sexual Assault Hotline: 518-447-7716
Domestic Violence Hotline: 518-432-7865
Albany County District Attorney (Includes Crime Victim Services Unit) 518-487-5460
Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
Additional information about our resources and staff:
|Residential Life (SSU 318) - 518-783-2919
"My name is Riane Corter, and I am a Residence Director at Siena College. The Office of Residential Life consists of sixty-one Resident Assistants (RAs) and seven Residence Directors (RDs) who live within the residence halls with students. Often RDs and RAs are among the first to respond to students who may have been involved in sexually traumatic experiences. Our goal is to make sure students receive information about support resources available and get connected to people on campus who can best support them, if they have survived sexual violence or know someone who has. We are available and willing to accompany students as they access these resources such as accompanying students to meet with the Dean of Students. We actively take part in educational and awareness programs such as Active Bystander Training and Antiviolence Awareness Week. Finally, we work closely with Friars in Residence, the Counseling Center and all campus partners to ensure that students are aware of the resources and available support services."
|Center for Counseling and Student Development (Foy 110) - 518-783-2342
"My name is Pat Bradway, and I am a counselor in the Center for Counseling and Student Development at Siena College. At the Center we are committed to providing emotional support, guidance and referrals for students who have experienced a sexual trauma and other types of relationship violence. First and foremost, a consultation with us is confidential. Secondly, helping survivors regain control of their lives is a guiding principle of our interactions. We know that emotional reactions to a traumatic event can temporarily cause a lot of confusion, and meeting with a patient counselor in a relaxing environment can help a survivor work through all of these confusing thoughts and emotions. We also provide information and guidance for students who want to help a friend who has experienced a traumatic event or who may be in an unhealthy relationship. When a student is not yet ready to report to another office on campus, we can help the student obtain information about reporting options and services without jeopardizing privacy. Lastly, we know that traumatic events need not be recent to have an impact on the survivor's life. We will provide emotional support regardless of when or where the trauma occurred."
|Dean of Students (SSU 310) - 518-783-2328
"My name is Joy Galarneau, and I serve as Associate Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students at Siena College. In the Dean of Students Office, we're committed to supporting students who may have experienced a traumatic sexual experience. Our goal is to support survivors of sexual violence, in order to ensure the immediate and long-term health and safety of the survivor and of the campus community. If you are a survivor of sexual violence, I encourage you to come to meet with me or any of the Deans or Title IX Coordinator. We will be able to explain and help you access a host of resources both on and off campus to help you heal in a safe environment. We'll also explain your options for reporting/pursuing a complaint on and off campus, and we can clarify some things that may be confusing to you, like what confidentiality means in a situation like this. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, so we take the utmost care to be sensitive and make every effort to respect your wishes when determining how best to respond to your situation and the overall safety of our community. We are also always available to meet with anyone on campus to discuss a "hypothetical" situation if you want to ask general questions about how Siena College responds to sexual violence."
|Title IX Coordinator (SH 201) -
"My name is Christine Hammill-Cregan. As the Title IX Coordinator at Siena College, I work closely with colleagues in Student Affairs to prevent, address and remedy instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and to ensure that reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence are addressed with compassion and justice, while respecting the rights of all persons involved. If you feel like you or one of your friends has experienced a traumatic sexual experience and you want to explore what to do about it, you are welcome to discuss it with me. Together we can explore how you want to address your concerns and what the best approach is for you. While respecting your privacy and how you want to proceed, we can also discuss how the College may need to address your concern to protect the Siena community. I am always available to answer any of your questions and to explain what confidentiality means in the context of this process."