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If you have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination and/or harassment, or witnessed it happening to someone else, you may want to talk to someone confidentially.

reach out logoWhat is Confidential Support?

Confidential support means the person you talk to (a counselor, a member of the clergy) can’t share what you discuss with them with anyone else unless you give them permission.

They are legally required to report cases where they think you might cause harm to yourself or others, or the sexual misconduct involves abuse of someone under age 18.

Confidential Support Options

Whether you are:

  • an undergraduate student
  • a graduate student
  • an employee (staff or faculty)

there are several places at Tufts that you can contact for confidential support.

Confidential Support for Undergraduate Students

Counseling & Mental Health Service (CMHS) 

Website617-627-3360

  • During regular business hours - tell the staff person who answers that it is an emergency and they will connect you to an available counselor
  • During weekends, holidays, or after hours - follow the phone prompts to be connected to a Counselor-on-Call.

Confidential emotional support is available from Tufts CMHS counselors 24/7 to help you understand, cope with and recover from sexual misconduct or discrimination/harassment. This support is available regardless of whether you are prepared to report the misconduct. CMHS counseling services are free and available to all undergraduates.

Tufts University Chaplaincy

Website617-627-3427 (confidential)

Through the University Chaplaincy, chaplains offer confidential pastoral care to all members of the Tufts community - students, faculty, and staff. Pastoral care provides a space for you to share your concerns in the context of your religious or spiritual beliefs. The Tufts chaplains work with many different worldview communities including the African, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant communities.

Center for Awareness, Resources & Education (CARE)

Website | 617-627-3752

CARE staff are specially trained to support students impacted by sexual misconduct regardless of when or where it took place.  When you contact CARE, they will provide a safe space to discuss what happened to you and also talk to you about reporting and support options. In addition to sexual misconduct support, CARE offers programming with a focus on sexual assault education and prevention to the entire Tufts community.  CARE staff are “policy confidential”, which means they must report de-identified information to TUPD and OEO.

Confidential Support for Graduate Students

Tufts University Chaplaincy

Website617-627-3427 (confidential)

Through the University Chaplaincy, chaplains offer confidential pastoral care to all members of the Tufts community - students, faculty, and staff. Pastoral care provides a space for you to share your concerns in the context of your religious or spiritual beliefs. The Tufts chaplains work with many different worldview communities including the African, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant communities.

Talk One2One Student Assistance Program

1-800-756-3124

Talk One2One is a free counseling service that provides confidential support 24/7. You can speak to a Talk One2One counselor at any time by calling 1-800-756-3124. You can also schedule an in-person or telephone appointment with a trained, master’s level counselor at either the Grafton or Boston campus.

Student Wellness Advisor (Boston Health Sciences students)

Website | 617-636-2700

9:30am – 5:30pm

The Student Wellness Advisor provides short-term confidential counseling for personal problems, academic concerns, stress management, anxiety and family/interpersonal issues. Referrals can also be made for long-term confidential counseling services.

Cummings Support Center (Cummings students)

Website800-756-3124

The counseling service at Cummings Support Center provides confidential, free onsite counseling with licensed masters-level counselors. Counseling - both individual and group - is typically short-term but counselors can offer referrals to area practitioners for longer-term support.

Confidential Support for Tufts Employees (Faculty & Staff)

Tufts University Chaplaincy

Website617-627-3427 (confidential)

Through the University Chaplaincy, chaplains offer confidential pastoral care to all members of the Tufts community - students, faculty, and staff. Pastoral care provides a space for you to share your concerns in the context of your religious or spiritual beliefs. The Tufts chaplains work with many different worldview communities including the African, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant communities.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Website800-648-9557

The Tufts Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential counseling for both faculty and staff.  EAP counselors are licensed professionals experienced at helping with a wide range of personal and work-related issues. During your first conversation, the counselor will gather information, evaluate your needs, and suggest a plan of action.

Need Immediate Help?

For immediate assistance - any time of day or night - click on the Emergency Resources button below.

Ready to Report?

To report what happened to you OR what you witnessed happen to someone else, use the button below to submit an anonymous or confidential report online.