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Sexual Assault

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1 in 4 college women have experienced some form of sexual violence
84% of rapes are committed by friends, dates, coworkers etc

IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, KNOW THAT IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

If you have been sexually assaulted:

  • Right away (before bathing, douching, or changing your clothes) get a medical exam to check for injuries, STDs or pregnancy.
  • Talk to someone about it-the longer you ignore it, the longer it will take for you to recover.
  • Take care of yourself-allow your body to physically  and emotionally heal from this trauma.

If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted:

  • Listen to them and believe them.
  • Encourage them to take care of themselves (see above).
  • Reassure them that it was not their fault.
  • Provide them with as much support as possible.

Sexual Assault Resources

BOSTON COLLEGE
Health Services
Cushing 119
(617) 552-3225
Emergency (24 hours): 552-3227

Counseling Services
Gasson Suite 001
(617) 552-3310

Sexual Assault Network
(617) 552-BC11

Boston College Police Department
Emergency--552-4444

Campus Ministry
McElroy 233
(617) 552-3475

Women's Resource Center
McElroy 141
(617) 552-3489

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES
Mass. Coalition for Battered Women Service Groups
1-800-799-SAFE or 617-248-0922

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
617-492-7273

Battered Women’s Hotline
617-661-7203

Casa Myrna Vazquez
617-521-0100

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition
413-772-0806 (24 hours)

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE

WEBSITE RESOURCES


The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Mass Commission on the Status of Women