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Step by Step Guide for Faculty and Staff

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If a student discloses a sexual assault to you:

Step 1. Care

Care for the student
Ensure that they
are safe
Provide non-
judgemental support

Step 2: Connect
Connect student
with resources
Reporting Options
Counseling and

Step 3: Contact
Contact Title X
Coordinator for students
> Katie O'Dair


Sexual Assault Network (SANet): 617-552-2211

  • 24/7 private hotline for anyone affected by sexual violence (even if the caller is not a survivor him/herself)
  • Staffed by trusted and trained advocates

Advocates assist callers with:

  • Information about all options available to survivors or friends of survivors, including accompaniment through this often difficult journey
  • Seeking professional support (on or off campus)
  • Seeking medical evaluation and treatment (on or off campus)
  • Seeking evidence collection
  • Reporting internally or through the police department

Please note that SANet utilizes cell phones and advocates may at times be in areas without service.
Callers are encouraged to leave a message or to call back.



Office of the Dean of Students
Kristen O’Driscoll: (617) 552–9294; Richard DeCapua: (617) 552–3470; or Administrator On-Call (outside of normal business hours) through Boston College Police.

  • Offers information to students about options through the internal conduct system as well as guidance and support regarding academic and housing concerns.
  • Provides students with details for stay-away orders
    and other immediate concerns.

Title IX Coordinator

  • Katie O’Dair: 617-552-3482
  • Oversees the University’s response to sexual violence complaints.
    Ensures that appropriate measures are taken to address complaints.

Boston College Police

  • (617) 552-4444 (emergency); (617) 552-4440 (non-emergency)
  • Provides assistance with medical treatment and assistance in pursuing legal action both on and off campus.
  • Will take a report from a student and a specially trained officer will conduct an investigation which involves asking the student to describe the assailant and what happened. An officer may ask questions about the scene of the crime, any witnesses, and what happened before and after.



Women’s Center, Office of Health Promotion
Rachel Di: 617-552-2735

  • Advocates for survivors
  • Provides all available options/next steps with survivors or friends of survivors
  • Accompanies survivors on their healing journey

University Counseling Services
617-552-3310 (day); 617-552-3227 (nights and weekends)

  • Professional and confidential counseling available; psychologist on-call 24 hours a day.
  • Counseling available to friends and survivors

Mission and Ministry
Maura Colleary: 617-552-843 or Rick Rossi: 617-552-6592

  • Offer pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to survivors and friends.