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University-wide and Community Members

Tufts University Police Department

If you have concerns regarding your safety or the safety of another, you should contact 911 or the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD).

Medford and SMFA: 617-627-6911 (non-emergency 617-627-3030)
Boston: 617-636-6911 (non-emergency 617-636-6610)
Grafton: 508-839-5303 (non-emergency 508-887-4900)
You can also contact TUPD by activating one of the blue light phones on campus.

Tufts University has police officers specially trained to assist a complainant/victim/survivor with:

Filing a criminal complaint
Obtaining a restraining order, order of protection
Transportation to the hospital
Issuing a no-contact order
Connecting the complainant/victim/survivor to other resources.

It is important to note that reporting sexual misconduct to TUPD or any other law enforcement does not require filing criminal charges or pursuing an investigation under university policy. Should a complainant/victim/survivor wish to pursue criminal charges in a sexual misconduct case, TUPD can assist in the investigation of the case.

Tufts will honor a complainant/victim/survivor’s decision to either pursue a law enforcement remedy (i.e. investigation, order of protection) or to decline to do so.

University Chaplaincy

Reverend Gregory McGonigle
University Chaplain
617-627-3427 (confidential)

The Tufts’ Chaplaincy offers confidential pastoral care that is a type of care and counseling provided by religious professionals. It involves non-judgmental and compassionate listening allowing people to share their deepest fears, joys, concerns and hopes in the context of their full humanity and for many, their spirituality. It can be a way to think through a relationship or a concern and it provides a space for confidential sharing in the context of a holistic network of support.

All Students

Chaplain or Counselor-On-Call Via Tufts Police

Chaplain or Counselor-On-Call Via Tufts Police
(confidential, available 24/7)
Medford and SMFA: 617-627-3030
Boston: 617-636-6610
Grafton: 508-887-4900

An emergency counselor-on-call is available by calling TUPD. TUPD will triage your call to a counselor after hours for immediate, confidential emotional support and assistance. During normal business hours, the Chaplaincy and Counseling and Mental Health Services 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.

Medford/Somerville and SMFA Students

Health Services

Health Services
617-627-3350 (confidential)

Tufts Health Service clinicians are trained to provide initial care for sexual misconduct complainants/victims/survivors during regular business hours of operation. They can also make referrals for evidence collection and can provide HIV and other sexually transmitted infection testing and prevention free of charge. Learn more about evidence collection in the Off-Campus Resources section.

Counseling & Mental Health Services

Counseling & Mental Health Service
617-627-3360 (confidential)

During normal business hours, the Counseling Center staff can provide counseling and support for students to help party involved with sexual misconduct to understand, cope with and recover from the effects of trauma. All contact with the Counseling Center is confidential and is available regardless of whether an individual is prepared to report the misconduct to police or the university.

Boston Health Sciences Students and Grafton Students

Student Wellness Advisor

Student Wellness Advisor
617-636-2700 (confidential)

During normal business hours, the Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA) office 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.