What is Title IX?

It is a U.S. federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. This encompasses sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, even while you study abroad.

You are not alone. There is support available for you.

Support in Madrid

Your Local Title IX Officer

If you’ve experienced sexual or relationship violence or assault, we are here to support you.

Finetta Alvarez is the Assistant Director for Student Life at Syracuse Madrid, as well as the Title IX Officer. You may contact her Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm:

After hours, contact the Syracuse Madrid student resource line for urgent issues to speak with a member of our on-call staff: +34 696 41 39 77​

Note that all staff and faculty are mandated reporters. They will handle the information you disclose privately and discreetly but not confidentially.

Medical Assistance

Hospital de Madrid – International Department: +34 629 82 34 93
Hospital Vithas La Milagrosa – International Department: +34 649 22 87 66
Note that medical facilities are also private but not confidential resources.

Psychological Resource

If you prefer, you can also contact the mental health crisis line offered by SINEWS at any time. We have an English-speaking mental health professional on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at +34 619 27 01 48.

Note that this is a confidential resource. The information you share in session will not be disclosed to others.

Other Support Resources at Syracuse University

Syracuse University Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team

Campus-Based Confidential Resources

Main campus and confidential counseling and support:
• Barnes Center at the Arch: +1.315.443.8000, 24/7
• Hendricks Chapel Chaplains: +1.315.443.2901

Off-campus and confidential support and advocacy:
• Carebridge (resource for staff & faculty): +1.800.437.0911

The Title IX office (+1.315.443.4018) and other campus resources can connect you with free support and resources and take administrative actions while you decide if submitting a formal complaint with Syracuse University or police report is right for you to help you feel safe on campus.

To file a complaint with Syracuse University, contact the on-campus Title IX Coordinator at +1.315.443.0211 or titleix@syr.edu.

Detailed information is available on the “Procedures for Responding to Reports of Student Violations of the Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention Policy” webpage.