Contact Us

Laura Edholm
Associate Athletic Director,
Title IX Coordinator,
Head Mixed Golf Coach
Call: (716) 926-8843

Hilbert Campus Safety
Call: (716) 479-1233

Hamburg Police
Call: (716) 648-5111

Emergency Number
Call: 911 or 9-911 if calling from a campus phone


Your Rights

All members of the Hilbert College community have the right to:

  1. Make a report to Campus Safety, the Hamburg Police Department, and/or the NYS Police or choose not to report;
  2. To report the incident to Hilbert College;
  3. To be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident;
  4. And to receive assistance and resources from Hilbert College.
In accordance with the Students’ Bill of Rights, reporting individuals shall have the right to pursue more than one of the options below at the same time, or to choose not to participate in any of the options below:

Confidential Resources – On Campus

To disclose confidentially the incident to one of the following college officials, who by law may maintain confidentiality, and can assist in obtaining services, please contact:

Counseling Center
St. Joseph’s Hall – First Floor
716-649-7900 ext. 232                    
    Cappuccino Wellness Center
St. Joseph’s Hall – First Floor
716-649-7900 ext. 406                                  
    Crisis Services On-Campus Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advocate
Campus Center - Second Floor
716-834-3131 (24-hour hotline)                                 

These counseling and health services are confidential and free for Hilbert students.  Immediate contact with a counselor can be arranged through Campus Safety if a situation occurs after hours or on weekends.

Confidential Resources – Off Campus

In addition, there are off-campus resources available. These confidential resources, which may or may not charge services fees, include:

New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
    Crisis Services 24-hour Hotline
NYS Police Sexual Assault Hotline
    Mercy Ambulatory Care Center
Mercy Hospital 

Please note that these hotlines are for crisis intervention, resources, and referrals, and are not reporting mechanisms, meaning that disclosure on a call to a hotline does not constitute notifying Hilbert College and will not provide any information to the campus. Reporting individuals are encouraged to additionally contact a campus confidential or private resource so that the campus can take appropriate action in these cases. Individuals who have been the victims of sexual assault are encouraged to seek medical attention immediately.

Report to Hilbert College

To disclose an incident to a college official who can offer privacy, please contact any Hilbert College faculty/staff member, including Resident Assistants. These individuals can provide information about remedies, accommodations, evidence preservation, and how to obtain resources. They will also provide the information contained in the Students’ Bill of Rights, including the right to choose when and where to report, to be protected by the institution from retaliation, and to receive assistance and resources from the institution. These college officials will disclose that they are private and not confidential resources, and they may still be required by law and college policy to inform the Title IX Coordinator about the incident. They will notify reporting individuals that the criminal justice process uses different standards of proof and evidence than internal procedures, and questions about the penal law or the criminal process should be directed to law enforcement or district attorney.

If you have experienced, witnessed or are concerned with sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, or any form of sex-based discrimination, it is important for you to know that there are available resources to assist you with the care you or a friend may need. You may also make reports directly to the Title IX Coordinator.  Hilbert College's Title IX Coordinator is:

Contact Us

Laura Edholm
Title IX Coordinator
Franciscan Hall 107
Call: (716) 926-8843

Reports will be investigated in accordance with Hilbert College policy and the reporting individual’s identity shall remain private at all times if said reporting individual wishes to maintain privacy. If a reporting individual wishes to keep his/her identity anonymous, he or she may call the Title IX Coordinator anonymously to discuss the situation and available options.

You may withdraw your complaint or involvement from the Hilbert College process at any time.

Report to Law Enforcement

Any person may call 911 or Campus Safety for immediate safety assistance. Campus Safety can also assist the individual in making a report of a crime to local law enforcement.  A victim of a crime is encouraged to, but not required to, report the incident to local law enforcement and pursue criminal charges.  The criminal process and the College’s disciplinary processes are not mutually exclusive, meaning that an individual can either bring a complaint through the College or law enforcement, or both.

To make a report to law enforcement please contact any of the departments listed below:

Hilbert College Campus Safety
     Hamburg Police Department
 NYS Police Sexual Assault Hotline

The Hamburg Police Department can assist in filing a criminal complaint and in securing appropriate examination, including by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  The New York State Police Sexual Assault Hotline may also be of assistance in reporting an incident to law enforcement.


Complaints of sexual misconduct are treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible.  In all situations, confidentiality is maintained on a strict need-to-know basis.  Confidentiality may be offered by an individual who is not required by law to report known incidents of sexual assault or other crimes to institution officials, in a manner consistent with state and federal law. Licensed mental health counselors, medical providers and pastoral counselors are examples of Hilbert employees who may offer confidentiality.


Privacy will be maintained at all times. Privacy may be offered by an individual when such individual is unable to offer confidentiality under the law.  College employees will not share private information beyond what is required or needed to comply with law or policy.