University & Off-Campus Resources
Boston College is committed to providing support and assistance to all students affected by sexual misconduct or a report of sexual misconduct.
UNIVERSITY ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES
Sexual Assault Network (SANet)
The Boston College Sexual Assault Network (SANet) is an Anonymous (meaning the student could speak with advocate without revealing their identity) or Private (if the student chooses to reveal their identity or other information about an incident the report would be kept within a small group of administrators) 24/7 hotline for anyone affected by sexual violence, even if the caller is not a victim himself or herself. The hotline is staffed by trained advocates who can assist callers with information about options available for professional support and counseling, medical evaluation and treatment, evidence collection, and reporting options.
Assistant Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
The Assistant Director serves as a primary point of contact and advocate for survivors and anyone in the University community affected by sexual violence.
Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator
Associate VP of Student Affairs
Maloney Hall 412
The Student Affairs Title IX Coordinator, acting as Deputy to the University Title IX Coordinator (TitleIXCoordinator@bc.edu), oversees the University's response to complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence in cases where a Boston College student is the complainant. The coordinator or designee is available to meet with students as needed. The coordinator will help ensure that appropriate measures are taken to adequately address complaints and protect the safety and wellbeing of victims. The Title IX coordinator also maintains records of all cases, documents the University's response, and sees that appropriate measures are taken to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that may contribute to a hostile environment at the University.
Boston College Police Department
Maloney Hall, 1st Floor
Officers are trained and available 24/7 to respond to victims and to provide assistance with medical treatment and in pursuing complaints both on and off campus. If a student chooses to report the incident to the Boston College Police, a specially trained officer will conduct an investigation, which involves asking the student to describe the respondent and what happened. An officer may ask questions about the scene of the crime, any witnesses, and what happened before and after.
Boston College Harassment Counselor
129 Lake Street, 340A
The University Harassment Counselor, Linda Riley, is responsible for responding to complaints of harassment brought against faculty and staff, in accordance with the Discriminatory Harassment Policy.
McElroy Hall, 215
The staff in the Campus Ministry is available to help students with private (but not confidential) pastoral counseling and spiritual direction. Some members of the staff reside in the residence halls. A resident minister is also available twenty-four hours a day by contacting the Boston College Police at 617-552-4444.
University Health Services
617-552-2225 (9-5, M-F)
Cushing Primary Care:
(24 hours a day during the academic year)
Medical personnel are available on campus 24 hours a day. In addition, the University has developed a relationship with the Beth Israel Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, both in Boston, for the treatment of sexual assault and rape survivors. The Primary Care Center, in Cushing Hall, is also available 24 hours a day to provide a safe haven or a meeting place for students to access campus support services.
University Counseling Services
617-552-3310 (during normal business hours)
University Counseling Services (UCS) is available twenty-four hours a day to assist students affected by sexual harassment, misconduct or assault. UCS is available during normal business hours at 617-552-3310. During nights, weekends and holidays, a University psychologist is available on call by contacting either Boston College Health Services (617-552- 2225) or the Boston College Police (617-552-4444).
Evidence Collection and Medical Treatment
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specially trained nurses who provide immediate, compassionate, and comprehensive medical-legal evaluation and treatment.
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ER (preferred hospital)
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital ER
Counseling and Support
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24-hour hotline
- Fenway Community Health Violence Recovery Program
Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy
- Jane Doe, Inc.
Reporting and Legal Support
- Greater Boston Legal Services
- Victim Rights Law Center
- Website for the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault: notalone.gov