SUNY’s Got Your Back: Join the statewide effort to help violence survivors

A SUNY initiative to create and distribute personal care items for victims and survivors of violence returns to New Paltz on Wednesday, April 20, and all campus community members are invited to drop by and lend a hand.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to the SUB from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. to help create comfort bags for survivors in the Hudson Valley. Registration is not required, and you should feel free to drop by for a few minutes or to stay for the full session.

We provide all the materials – we just need your help putting them together!


The SUNY’s Got Your Back program launched in 2016 with a mission of supporting those who seek assistance at New York’s hospitals, rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters each year.

Many survivors of violence turn to these facilities as a last resort, possessing little more than the clothes on their back. SUNY’s Got Your Back aims to provide small comfort to these people at their time of greatest need.

This year, SUNY New Paltz has pledged to stuff 500 bags, which will go to domestic violence agencies and hospitals in our region.

The SUNY’s Got Your Back event will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 11:30 am – 2 p.m. in the Student Union Building Multipurpose Room.

For more information, contact Emma Morcone at or (845) 257 3675, or visit the campus’s SUNY’s Got Your Back web hub to learn more and register.

This event is sponsored by the Title IX Working Group, a partnership between the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion.