Sexual Assault & Violence Response Resources

North Country Community college takes reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking seriously. If you are a student of NCCC and have experienced any of the above, this Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources Website provides you with information you can use to seek resources and support, and to report the crime to law enforcement and the campus.

NCCC students and employees have the right to make a report to the Student Life Office, Human Resources, local law enforcement, and/or the State Police, or choose not to report; to report the incident to your college; to be protected by the college from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from the College.

The College’s policy is that response to sexual violence and related crimes is driven by the reporting victim/survivor. What that means is that in line with Federal and New York State law, while the College encourages you to use all of the response, support and reporting (including criminal reporting) resources offered here, the choice of what resources to use and when is for the victim and survivor.

File a Sexual Assault Report (Anonymous reporting is optional)

SUNY Sexual Assault & Violence Resource Resource Database

College policies & procedures related to sexual violence response:

North Country Community College has a Memorandum of Understanding with Planned Parenthood of the North Country. The following staff provide free services available to NCCC students at no cost.

Planned Parenthood of the North Country of New York
Planned Parenthood
41 St Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891 – 0046

Deirdre Loftus, BA/CRCC (pronouns: she, her, hers)
Sexual Assault Prevention Educator
Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York
41 St Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Deirdre.Loftus@ppncny.org
(518) 891 – 0046 ext. 367

Message from Deidre: Through the NYS Enough is Enough initiative, I serve as Planned Parenthood’s Sexual Assault Prevention Educator for college campuses in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties. I am able to provide consent-based training and awareness to combat domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault, as well as immediate crisis counseling. I work with all three NCCC campuses and engage students, faculty, and staff about sexual violence prevention in order to strive for the safety of the entire community. 

Climate Assessment Report

North Country Community College conducted a Sexual Violence and Prevention Campus Climate Survey in Spring 2017. The Survey was administered to students, faculty and staff. 

By SUNY policy this uniform survey ascertained faculty and staff awareness of policies and resources, and student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudicatory processes for sexual harassment, including sexual violence and other related crimes.

Results indicated that students, faculty and staff are generally aware of the policies and laws, and resources, however, there is an indication that more information, outreach and follow-up is needed to provide up to date information to the college community as a whole.  Additional training will be provided to students, faculty and staff in Fall 2017.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Tara Smith, Human Resources Director / Title IX Coordinator at tara.smith@nccc.edu