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There are many resources available for assistance and support across Tufts' campuses. In case of an emergency, please consult Emergency Resources

Academic Support

Each campus offers interim measures for students in need of academic support. In cases of sexual misconduct or other harassment, discrimination or bias, you can request academic support even if you do not wish to otherwise pursue action.

Boston Health Sciences Students
  • Friedman School of Nutrition
    Matthew Hast
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
    617-636-6719
  • School of Medicine
    Janet Kerle
    Associate Dean of Students
    617-636-6534
  • PHPD
    Janice Gilkes
    Assistant Dean for Student Services
    617-636-2497
  • Sackler
    Daniel Volchok
    Associate Dean
    617-636-2975

For all disability and religious accommodation requests:
Johny Lainé
Accommodations Specialist, OEO
617-627-6363

Grafton Students

Barbara Berman
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
508-839-8733

For all disability and religious accommodation requests:
Johny Lainé
Accommodations Specialist, OEO
617-627-6363

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Students
  • Laura Hurley
    Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
    617-627-2410
  • Katie Mulroy
    Director of Student Affairs
    617-627-5997
Medford/Somerville and SMFA Boston Students

Faculty and staff seeking support for undergraduate students should review resources provided by Student Accessibility Services or call Johny Lainé, Accommodations Specialist, in OEO at 617-627-6363.

Accessible Parking

To learn more about accessible parking on any of Tufts campuses, contact Tufts University Police Department 617-627-3030 (non-emergency) or contact Johny Lainé, Accommodations Specialist, in OEO at 617-627-6363.

Campus Accessibility and Equal Access

Campus Tours - Medford/Somerville

Reasonable accommodations can be made for campus tours with advance notice. To learn more, contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Commencement

During Commencement, Tufts provides a variety of accommodations including accessible parking, wheelchairs, ASL translation, listening devices and accessible on-campus housing. Students or guests who require reasonable accommodations at the Baccalaureate Service or at Commencement should contact the Commencement Office before May 1 (617-627-3636). Visit the Commencement website for more information.

Housing Changes

Reasonable accommodations and interim measures for housing are available for students with medical, mobility or physical access needs. If your living situation has become a concern due to sexual misconduct, you can request temporary or permanent housing changes even if you do not wish to otherwise pursue action. For information contact:

*Please note that alternative housing may not be available on the Boston campus.

Human Resources

Faculty and staff interested in learning more about reasonable accommodations should contact Human Resources:

  • Grafton Campus: 508-839-7975
  • Medford/Somerville/Boston Campuses: 617-627-6272

Faculty on the Medford/Somerville campus may also contact the Faculty Affairs Office at 617-627-3708.

Center for Awareness, Resources and Education

The Center for Awareness, Resources and Education (CARE) provides a safe space to access specialists trained in supporting students impacted by sexual misconduct. CARE offers confidential resources, reporting options and interim supports, as well as information about prevention and educational programming.

Stay Away Requests and No Contact Orders

Stay Away Requests may be issued without pursuing formal action to address harassment, stalking, and other unwanted attention.

No Contact Orders are issued to prohibit contact between parties when there is a complaint alleging sexual misconduct.

For more information, contact:

Boston Health Sciences Students
  • Friedman School of Nutrition
    Matthew Hast
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
    617-636-6719
  • School of Medicine
    Amy Kuhlik
    Dean of Student Affairs
    617-636-6534
  • PHPD
    Janice Gilkes
    Assistant Dean for Student Services
    617-636-2497
  • Sackler
    Daniel Volchok
    Associate Dean
    617-636-2975
Grafton Students

Barbara Berman
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
508-839-8733

Medford/Somerville and SMFA Boston Students
  • School of Arts and Sciences students:
    Mary Pat McMahon
    Dean of Student Affairs
    617-627-3158
  • School of Engineering students:
    Karen Panetta
    Professor and Dean of Graduate Education
    617-627-3158
  • Fletcher students:
    Gerard Sheehan
    Executive Associate Dean
    617-627-5997
    (or)
  • Katie Mulroy
    Director of Student Affairs
    617-627-5997
  • SMFA students:
    Laura DaRos
    Assistant Dean
    617-627-0068

For information about restraining orders and other protective police action, contact Tufts University Police Department, 617-627-3030.

University Chaplaincy

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 that allows people to share their deepest 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.

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