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.
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