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Tufts University is committed to providing a campus environment free of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. The university takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to providing information, resources and clear direction to members of the Tufts community so that, together, we can help prevent and address this conduct. The university will always respond to allegations of sexual misconduct by taking aggressive measures to stop it, prevent its recurrence and address any lingering effects it has on our community. Sexual misconduct is never acceptable and will not be tolerated.We are here to help.


Tufts provides many resources to assist and support victims/survivors of sexual misconduct that you will find throughout this site.

Nandi Bynoe is the new Sexual Misconduct Resource Specialist. In this role, Nandi has policy-based confidentiality in supporting students affected by sexual misconduct on the Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton campuses. This level of confidentiality means that students who have concerns related to issues of sexual assault or misconduct can seek measures of institutional support without necessarily having their name or any identifying characteristics shared with the Office of Equal Opportunity unless the student gives permission to do so. Nandi will provide support and information for all Tufts students seeking to understand their options and resources within and beyond the Tufts campuses. She is also responsible for coordinating interim measures such as housing and academic measures to support students who have been affected by sexual misconduct.

Nandi is located in Dowling Hall Room 701F, and can be contacted directly at nandi.bynoe@tufts.edu or 617-627-0765. Nandi will also be available to students on the Boston and Grafton campuses as needed. To schedule an appointment online, please click here.

Alexandra Donovan is the new Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist. Alexandra’s role is to work with students, faculty and staff on prevention, training and awareness activities on the Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton campuses. Her goal is to promote healthy communication and relationship skills as well as healthy sexuality. Working with a diverse group of students, Alexandra will be launching a campus-wide bystander intervention program focusing on tasks we all can do to reduce sexual violence.

Like all staff, faculty and student employees at Tufts who are not in a confidentially privileged role, Alexandra is a mandated reporter, someone required by federal law to report disclosures of sexual misconduct to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Alexandra is located in the basement of Health Services at 124 Professors Row, and can be contacted directly at alexandra.donovan@tufts.edu or 617-627-5140.

Additional confidential resources include:

Tufts also empowers victims/survivors to know they have options to address this conduct through our disciplinary process and/or through the legal system.

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Please Give Us Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback as we continue to develop a website that consolidates resources, policies, procedures and training for faculty, staff and students on all three Tufts campuses. If you have any suggestions for improving this site to meet the needs of our community, please contact Jill Zellmer, OEO Director and Title IX Coordinator, at jill.zellmer@tufts.edu or 617-627-3298. You can also submit feedback online or anonymously through Ethicspoint.

In the fall of 2013, President Anthony P. Monaco convened, and chairs, a Sexual Misconduct Prevention Task Force to address this serious issue. The Task Force, comprised of students, faculty and staff from all campuses, has issued a progress report for 2013-2014.

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Sexual Assault Resources

Tufts University Police (TUPD)
617-627-6911 x6911
508-839-5303 x6911

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
24-hour free hotline

Pathways for Change (GRAFTON)
24-hour free hotline

Tufts Counseling & Mental Health Service
617-627-3360 (CONFIDENTIAL)
After hours call TUPD for counselor on-call

Sexual Assault Resources
Tufts Health Service
617-627-3350 (CONFIDENTIAL)

Student Advisory and Health Administration Office
508-839-5302, EXT. 84263

University Chaplaincy
617-627-3427 (CONFIDENTIAL)