Sexual Assault Network (SANet)
Dedicated to Empowerment, Committed to Advocacy
The mission of the Boston College Sexual Assault Network (SANet) is to support those who have been directly or indirectly affected by sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence.
The members of the Boston College Sexual Assault Network express our solidarity with survivors and all members of the Boston College community as we confront sexual violence and misconduct. We know individua responses to news about sexual violence can be varied, complicated, and deeply personal. We are here to listen to, affirm, and empower survivors, allies, and anyone who is in need of support in the context of these challenges. Wherever you are in your journey. You can reach one of us any time by calling 617-552-2211.
CARE Team walk-in hours
CARE Team hours will resume January 28, 2020 for the Spring 2021 academic semester.
The Team will be available for virtual appointments daily between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
If a student wishes to meet outside of those hours, a specific time can be requested via email.
For any and all appointment requests, please send an email to: SANet@BC.edu
SANet Who's On Call
Call the hotline at 617–552-2211
Thank you for seeking the support of the Boston College Sexual Assault Network (SANet).
During Winter and Summer breaks, calls are referred directly to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC).
Boston College-based SANet Advocates will be available for the 2020-2021 Academic Year beginning Thursday, August 20, 2020 for the Fall semester, and beginning Thursday, January 21, 2021 for the Spring semester.
What To Expect When Accessing Sexual Assault Network Resources
SANet Hotline Team
Confidential one-time phone conversation, information and referral, including to in-person services.
Supportive, empathic listening from a trained responder at Boston College or local rape crisis center.
Information about emotional, medical, and legal supports and academic and housing accommodations.
Overview about impacts of trauma, coping strategies, and investigation options under Title IX.
SANet CARE Team
Confidential in-person appointments with specially trained professionals and graduate students.
Brief counseling about impacts of trauma, safety, and self-care planning and the healing process.
Access to hard-copy resources and connections to free and confidential on- and off-campus support systems.
Accompaniment to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Student Conduct, BCPD, and other on-campus resources.
SANet is available to all Boston College community members, and encourages the whole community to access this resource to support our students. In situations where students who are seeking support regarding sexual misconduct may also be responsible for Student Code of Conduct violations (e.g. possession of alcohol, COVID-related policies), the main focus of the University will be to respond to the report of sexual misconduct.
“SANet provided a safety net that I knew was always there if I needed it.”