First and foremost, know that this is not your fault. No one ever deserves to be sexually assaulted. It is your right to seek help and support at any time following an assault -from hospitals, law enforcement and your local advocacy agency. The days immediately following an assault can be a difficult, confusing time as you try to figure out your options. There are many resources available to you if you have experienced any form of sexual misconduct. You may choose to use all or some of these options. Choose the ones that feel right to you in the moment.
Where do I start?
Tell someone. That might start with disclosing to yourself. Also consider sharing with someone you trust - whether that's a friend, roommate, coach or family member. Tell them what you might need.
Seek medical care. Even if you do not want to report the assault to the police, you are can still have preventative treatments for STIs and pregnancy, as well as evidence collection options.
Get support. You can contact confidential resources on campus including the Sexual Misconduct Resource Specialist, Nandi Bynoe. She can help you navigate the available resources and make informed decisions about your next steps.
In an immediate emergency, call 911 or call TUPD at 617-627-6911. Please note: If there was underage drinking involved in a sexually violent situation or threat, NO punitive action will be taken. You will NOT be penalized. Your safety is what matters.
Counselor on call and Chaplain on call
You can access through the TUPD non-Emergency 617-627-3030.
The Tufts University Police Department provides vehicle and walking escorts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, between campus locations, to nearby transit stations, as well as to neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Students should contact the University Police by using the non-emergency number listed.