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Information for survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence

Speak to someone confidentially

On CampusOff Campus

Victim Advocate:
Ashley Ruderman-Looff, PhD
508.910.4584
arudermanlooff@umassd.edu

Health Services
Health Professionals/Nurse Practitioners
508.999.8982

Therapists/counselors
The Counseling Center
508.999.8648

Chaplains
Center for Religious & Spiritual Life 
508.999.8872

The Women's Center Inc.
405 County Street, New Bedford MA or
209 Bedford Street, Fall River MA
508.996.3343

The Women's Center Inc.
24-hour hotline
508.999.6636

File a report

On-campus

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
    508.999.8192

Off-campus

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
    508.910.1700
  • Fall River Police
    508.676.8511
  • New Bedford Police
    508.991.6340
  • Westport Police
    508.636.1122

Other sources of support

On CampusOff Campus

Director of Student Care & Advocacy 
508.910.6965

Housing & Residential Education
Please speak with your Resident Assistant
or Resident Director.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1.800.656.4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.7233

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
1.800.832.1901

Our Deaf Survivors
1.844.637.2723

If seeking support from a non-confidential source, under Title IX, these individuals are considered "responsible employees" and must provide names to the Title IX coordinator. A responsible employee includes any employee who has the authority to take action to redress the harassment, who has the duty to report sexual harassment to appropriate school officials, or an individual who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or responsibility

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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