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If you have been sexually assaulted...

  • Make sure you are in a safe place.

  • If you feel unsafe, contact either a confidential resource, or contact the University Police at 781-736-3333 to get emergency assistance.

Consider your options

You have the right to decide what kind of help you need. You can get help from any of the listed resources now, in the future, or not at all.

Decide what is right for you.

For any questions or concerns regarding resources and services, you can call the Brandeis Rape Crisis Center at 781-736-3370. For additional directions and operational information about phone-line, refer to this document.

Report an incident of sexual assault

Survivors have the right to file a Community Standards Report (CSR) with the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards.

Survivors also have the right to file a report with the Brandeis Police (Public Safety) or with the police department of the local jurisdiction in which the incident occurred. They also have the right to decide not to file this report (now or ever). If you would like to submit an electronic, anonymous report of sexual assault to the Brandeis Police, please click here. If you wish to submit a hard copy of the form instead, please click here.

  • If a survivor of interpersonal violence makes a report but elects not to initiate a formal adjudication process, university administrators may nonetheless investigate and take measures (a Title IX Investigation) to ensure the safety of the survivor and the community. Efforts to protect the confidentiality of the victim/survivor (discloser) will be made but cannot be guaranteed.

  • Survivors are entitled to protective measures, support, and access to resources for healing, regardless of whether a formal report is filed.

  • Survivors have the right to be free from retaliation for reporting an act of sexual assault or harassment. Brandeis strictly prohibits anyone from retaliating against an individual (which includes intimidating, threatening, coercing or in any way discriminating) for reporting sexual assault or harassment. Anyone who engages in retaliation is subject to discipline up to and including dismissal from school or termination from employment.

Get help with additional concerns and interim measures

In addition to a formal reporting process, student survivors may also seek the following interim measures prior to the end of an adjudication, such as:

  • Temporary or permanent Brandeis housing assignment change

  • Alteration of, or removal of, university directory information (

  • No Contact Orders or court-issued restraining orders (to ensure that shared classes or other shared experiences are avoided)

  • Assistance with transportation to local law enforcement for reporting purposes (for example, filing a report with Waltham Police or the Waltham District Court)

  • Academic Services (781-736-3470) provides assistance with communicating to faculty and supporting student survivors in meeting their academic obligations, including tutoring and other academic resources, planning meetings, and advising.

  • Assistance with referrals to on-campus or off-campus physical or psychological health resources

  • Assistance with transportation to, and explanation of, municipal report filing (for example, Waltham Police or Waltham District Court/assistant district attorney’s office)

  • Assistance with immigration and visa issues

  • For recent sexual assaults (within the past five days), access to a rape kit performed by a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) at a local SANE hospital (Newton-Wellesley Hospital or Beth Israel Hospital).