Sexual Assault Resources
Content warning: This page and its links contain information about relationship violence and/or sexual assault.
Sexual assault or unwanted sexual experiences can affect your sense of physical, emotional, and relational wholeness and safety. This page provides on-campus options and resources for anyone affected by sexual assault.
CMHS and HS staff practice trauma-informed care. This means that we will not only help you with the emotional, social, and physical consequences of unwanted sexual experiences, but we will do so in a way that creates a sense of safety and transparency and that respects cultural, historical, and gender issues. We will strive to create a collaborative and empowering experience when you seek our services.
Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS)
Our counselors are experienced in helping students understand, cope with, and recover from relationship violence and trauma. We also offer a sexual assault survivors' support group at certain times during the academic year. For more information, visit our Counseling Groups and Workshops page. All contacts are confidential.
Health Services (HS)
HS staff are experienced in responding effectively, empathically, and confidentially to students who have been sexually assaulted. HS staff can provide a physical exam and can help you consider going to the hospital.
Counselor on Call
617-627-3360, follow the prompts
A counselor is on call 24/7 for after-hours emergencies and can help you cope with the aftermath of a sexual assault as well as identify any next steps you'd like to take.
Tufts University Public Safety Department (TUPD)
Emergency calls: 617-627-6911 or x66911
Main number: 617-627-3030 (this number can also be used to connect with the Counselor on Call)
TUPD can help with transportation to the hospital, contacting the Counselor on Call, safe housing on campus, reporting the assault if you wish to do so, and obtaining a restraining order. You can also contact the campus police by activating one of the blue light phones.
Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
OEO exists to ensure that every member of the Tufts community benefits from the university’s commitment to equal opportunity. Sexual misconduct violates the dignity of individuals. It is a form of discrimination based on sex or gender that violates federal Title IX regulations and is prohibited by Tufts policy.
Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education (CARE)
CARE is dedicated to providing confidential support to students affected by sexual misconduct. CARE can help you understand what options and resources are available to you, and CARE staff are also responsible for coordinating interim measures regarding housing and academics.
For your personal safety, TUPD provides vehicle transport between and around campus locations and to nearby transit stations, as well as to neighborhoods surrounding campus.
Emergencies During Regular Office Hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday)
Contact emergency services through the CMHS front office at 617-627-3360.
After-Hours Emergencies (5 p.m. to 9 a.m. and on weekends)
For mental health crises, the after-hours Counselor on Call can be reached by dialing CMHS at 617-627-3360 and following the prompts. For more information, please visit our Mental Health Emergencies page.