UMass Dartmouth is committed to supporting survivors who choose to report sexual violence.
Students, staff, and faculty can report incidents of sexual violence that may trigger institutional and/or legal action. This page explains what types of reports are available to survivors of violence, as well as the types of reports that mandatory reporters must complete in order to remain in compliance with the Clery Act and/or Title IX policies.
Please note that, in addition to providing support, resources, and advocacy, the confidential victim advocate can assist you with the following:
- understanding what reports are available/desirable, their outcomes, and potential implications
- writing reports
- assessing reporting compliance for responsible employees under Title IX and Campus Security Authorities
The confidential victim advocate, Dr. Ashley Ruderman-Looff, can be contacted by phone at 508.910.4584 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.