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There are many people at UMass Dartmouth and in the community who are committed to helping you. 
The Victim Advocate provides free information, advocacy and support to any student who may be victims of sexual violence. This person is there to help you through any kind of criminal or student conduct proceeding, as well as assistance with reporting. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Victim Advocate maintains confidentiality. Your name and personal information will be kept confidential unless written permission is received to release the information to a third party or unless one of the following exceptions is met:

  • Knowledge of suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Threat to the safety of the student/community

If you decide to report an incident of sexual assault or violence, the following on-campus and off-campus resources are available to you. 

Amnesty protocol

If the person who has been victimized and who is or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or in violation of any other Code of Conduct violation at either the time of the incident or at the time s/he makes the report, s/he will not be charged with an alcohol or drug violation (unless involving distribution) either through the criminal or University Student Conduct Process.

File a report


For support filing police reports and complaints on campus, contact the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality at 508.910.6567.

  • UMassD Police
    Emergency line: 508.999.9191
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    Title IX Coordinator


For support filing police reports and complaints off campus, The Women's Center Inc. (for the SouthCoast) is available at 508.996.3343.

  • Dartmouth Police
  • Fall River Police
  • New Bedford Police
  • Westport Police
Leave Site Now Anonymous Report

The Anonymous Report Form is intended for the anonymous and confidential reporting of rape and sexual assault—it is NOT a police report. To file a police report, contact UMass Dartmouth Police Department at 508.999.9191.


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