Sexual Assault/Relationship Abuse Resources
Confidential physical health services are available, including physical exams and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.
Advocates provide confidential information about sexual assault and relationship abuse, including referrals and a list of potential options that survivors have legally, medically, and psychologically.
Clark Anti-Violence Education Program
TOPICS (student-led peer support program)
Confidential and free individual therapy is available to students, including education regarding normal reactions to sexual assault and relationship abuse and how to cope with distress.
University Counseling Services
University Police will investigate the allegation/incident. Criminal and/or internal judicial charges may result.
Room change requests and other housing options may be discussed here:
Residential Life and Housing
A complaint that involves a possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct may be handled by the Dean of Students, the Dean's designee, the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board, or the University Judicial Board. In cases of intoxication, alcohol poisoning or suspected overdose, the primary concern is the health and safety of the person(s) involved.
Dean of Students Office
Title IX Officer
The Title IX Office is the university official designated to receive and investigate complaints related to sexual violence on campus.
GREATER WORCESTER RESOURCES AND SERVICES
These providers can offer physical exams and provide sexual and reproductive health services (e.g., STI and pregnancy testing). Additionally, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are available to collect evidence in case an individual would like to pursue criminal charges. These resources are confidential.
UMass Memorial Hospital Emergency Room/SANE Nurse
UMass Memorial University Campus/SANE Nurse
St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room /SANE Nurse
These providers can offer confidential counseling, advocacy, and other services.
Pathways for Change
(800) 870-5905 (24hr hotline)
Daybreak Domestic Violence Services
(508) 755-9030 (24-hr hotline)
These services provide confidential support, help with access to, and explanation of legal process and court procedures for victims of crime.
Daybreak / SAFEPLAN (assistance with restraining orders)
Victim Witness Program (advocate from DA's office)
Police will investigate the allegation/incident. Criminal charges may result.
Daybreak / Worcester Intervention Network (WIN)
These confidential services offer legal advice and provide direct legal representation to survivors of relationship abuse and sexual assault.
Community Legal Aid
Victim Rights Law Center
Massachusetts Justice Project (legal advice and referrals)
Confidential financial assistance may be available for costs related to medical care, mental health counseling, and other expenses through the Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Program, which operates out of the Attorney General's Office.