What Resources Are Available to You if You Are Sexually Assaulted?
Please see contact information below for resources.
- Campus Police Officers trained to assist victims and investigate sexual assaults
- Counseling services through Health Services
- Cooley Dickinson Hospital
- The local Police Department
- The Dean of Students/Student Services office
- Center for Women and Community at UMASS (formerly the Everywoman's Center)
- Victim Witness Advocates at the district attorney's office in Northampton
Students may be able to change their academic and living situations after a sexual assault if needed. Requests for these changes are coordinated through the Dean of Students/Student Services office, and the Campus Police are available as liaison. Someone from the Dean of Students/Student Services office is available twenty-four hours a day to respond to a crisis when school is in session. The dean's office representative will help a victim who needs academic or residence hall assistance by working with the Director of Residential Life.
The Campus Police Department, works in cooperation with Health Services. Rape awareness information is included as part of first-year orientation.
There are a number of resources available to students both on and off campus. These services may be used in any combination and it is important to recognize that actions taken on and off campus are not mutually exclusive. The most important thing is to find the resources that will provide the best support and direction towards recovery.
One such resource is the Center for Women and Community (formerly the Everywoman's Center) for which information is given in the table below. All phone calls are anonymous and confidential.
This organization runs a state certified rape crisis center with a 24 hour hotline for survivors of sexual assault. Located on the UMass campus, the Center trains Counselor/Advocates (CAs) who are on call to talk to survivors. A CA can assist the survivor while getting medical attention and/or reporting the crime to law enforcement agencies. In addition, a CA will be able to support the survivor and make them aware of the many options available. Finally, a CA will aid in the notification of the appropriate parties and can be an advocate and supporter during legal action. The Center also provides educational programs and materials to the entire community.
*Some material in this resource guide has been provided with permission from Amherst College.
|Emergency (Off Campus)||911|
|Hampshire Campus Police||413-559-5555 (24 hrs)|
|Mount Holyoke Campus Police||413-538-2304 (24 hrs)|
|Smith Campus Police||413-585-2490 (24 hrs)|
|Amherst Police Department||413-259-3000 (24 hrs)|
|Northampton Police Department||413-587-1100|
|South Hadley Police Department||413-538-8231|
|Hampshire Health Center||413-559-5458|
|Mount Holyoke Health Center||413-538-2242|
|Mount Holyoke Counseling Center||413-538-2037|
|Mount Holyoke Ombuds Person||413-538-2413|
|Smith Health Center - Nurses||413-585-2813 (regular office hours)|
|Smith Health Center - Nurses||413-585-1260 (after office hours)|
|Smith Counseling Center||413-585-2840 (regular and after office hours)|
|Smith Spiritual Life Office||
|Smith Title IX Coordinator||
|Center for Women and Community, Amherst||
24 hr hotline 413-545-0800 Hotline (888-337-0800 TTY)
|Cooley Dickinson Hospital||413-582-2000 (24 hrs)|
|AEIOU Urgent Care, Amherst||
413-461-3530 (M-F until 8 p.m. and weekends until 5 p.m.)
|On Call Urgent Care, Northampton||413-584-7425 (M-F until 9 p.m. and weekends until 5 p.m.)|
|Walk-in Care Clinic, UMass Amherst||413-584-7425|
Legal and Other
|Hampshire Spiritual Life Office||413-559-5282|
|Hampshire Sexual Offense Services Coordinator||413-559-5743|
|Hampshire Title IX Deputy Coordinator||413-559-5412|
|Mount Holyoke Residential Life||413-538-2088|
|Mount Holyoke Office of Dean of College||413-538-2550|
|Mount Holyoke Office of the Chaplains||413-538-2054|
|Mount Holyoke Director of Human Resources||413-538-2503|
|Mount Holyoke Title IX Coordinator||413-538-2550|
|Smith Office of the Dean of College||413-538-2503|
|Eastern Hampshire District Attorney Court Clerk's Office/Courthouse (for incidents occurring at Smith)||413-323-4056|
|Northwestern District Attorney Victim/Witness Program (for incidents occurring at Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, or Smith)||413-586-5780|
|Northampton District Court Clerk's Office/Courthouse (for incidents occurring at Smith)||413-584-7400|
|Jane Doe Inc.||617-248-0922|
|Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance||617-727-5200|