Confidential resources can provide you with support, connect you with other support resources and can provide information about your options if you are interested in taking steps to address the misconduct you experienced.
When you speak to confidential resources, they will not share the information that you discuss and they will not notify Brandeis of the incident.
The Center for Spiritual Life at Brandeis offers counseling, support, and community to students of all faiths. The chaplains oversee on-campus worship and student religious life while also offering community support in times of joy and crisis. For students of all levels of spirituality, the Center of Spiritual Life can serve as a home away from home.
800-624-5544 (available 24/7)
www.ndbh.com (username: brandeis university)
EAP provides an array of no-cost services to employees and their dependents and/or household members for personal or work-related issues, including up to three short-term confidential counseling sessions, legal consultation, financial consultation and other services.
University Ombuds is a confidential, independent, impartial and informal resource for all members of the Brandeis Community including undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Ombuds support individuals by providing a safe space to talk confidentially about difficult situations. The Ombuds meets personally with individuals to actively listen to concerns and discuss options and resources for conflict resolution. The Ombuds can help individuals evaluate options to address concerns, help identify others who can help, explain University policies and procedures, facilitate communication between people, discuss ways to resolve problems informally, and explain options for taking action.
Available 24 hours/7 days a week
You can call Brandeis University Police whenever you have concerns about your safety or well-being. Brandeis University Police conducts investigations into behavior that maybe criminal. Simply calling University Police, however, does not require you to file or pursue criminal charges. The Police can provide transportation to the hospital/court (or can provide cab vouchers); help if you need immediate access to safe housing; issue no-trespass orders; and provide information about restraining orders and other orders of protections available through the courts.
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for assisting students, faculty and staff with all issues of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking and relationship violence). OEO can receive reports of such conduct and will provide information regarding support resources and interim restrictions, including no contact orders, housing changes and academic support. OEO can also provide information about what options may be available for taking action, including internal resolution processes and criminal action. In most cases, the decision regarding whether to initiate action will remain with the person who experienced the conduct.
Human Resources addresses employee concerns compassionately, expeditiously and thoroughly and assures compliance with employment-related laws, regulations and University policies. Human Resources can help to connect employees with support resources and counsel individuals about how to handle workplace conflicts. Concerns regarding the violation of any Brandeis policy by an employee will always be shared with Human Resources, even when they have been reported elsewhere.
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
844-234-5122 ASL Video Phone
Boston, MA 02108
436 Dwight Street, Room 220
Springfield, MA 01103
Available 24/7; multilingual
ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. They currently provide services in 18 Asian languages and dialects. Their mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors, representing all ages, ability levels, education levels, cultures, gender identities and sexual orientations.
BAGLY provides weekly programming and annual social events to provided safe, supportive, non-exploitative, and culturally competent spaces where LGBTQ youth can access social support and services, develop leadership and build community.
800-841-8371 (24/7 hotline)
BARCC provides confidential counseling, legal advice and advocacy to help individuals who have experience sexual assault or other trauma. They provide medical advocacy to support you through the evidence collection process (“rape kit”). All services are free and available to both men and women.
Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Their comprehensive range of services, available in Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.
617-267-6202 (Violence Recovery Program)
Fenway provides comprehensive health services for the LGBTQ community. Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct.
(844) 878-MOVA (6682)
Connecting crime victims, survivors and witnesses to free, high-quality local services.
800-799-7233 (24/7 hotline)
Highly trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The same services can be obtained through a chat feature on their website.
Provides free advocacy, support and safety planning for LGBTQ victims of domestic and dating violence.
These hospitals provide Evidence Collection Kits (“rape kits”) usually administered by specialized Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurses. These hospitals also automatically provide a Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Medical Advocate to support you through the collection kit, and have in-house programs providing additional services to victims of sexual/domestic violence. For more information about Evidence Collection Kits, visit www.surviverape.org. In cases of sexual assault, it is important to preserve physical evidence, which can be collected for up to 5 days after the incident.
800-656-HOPE (24/7 hotline)
RAINN provides a confidential and free national sexual assault hotline available 24/7. They can help identify local resources to assist with your healing and recovery and provide referrals for long-term support.
781-891-0724 800-899-4000 (24/7 hotline)
Provides free safety planning, advocacy and support services to victims of domestic and dating violence. Confidential crisis counselors are available 24/7 to talk to individuals who have experienced domestic and dating violence or those looking for information on ways to help people experiencing this behavior.
The VRLC offers free legal assistance to sexual assault survivors who have legal needs as a result of the assault in terms of privacy, safety, Education (K-12 and college), employment, immigration, housing and financial stability. Legal services are available to sexual assault survivors of all sexual orientations and gender identities.