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Sexual Offense Services

Hampshire College believes that sex is an experience that should be freely chosen, respectful, consensual, and enjoyable. We strive to create a violence-free campus and are committed to implementing prevention strategies and providing victims/survivors with support, services, and information.

Summer Resources for Students Regarding Sexual Offenses

The office of sexual offense services, the sexual offense crisis line, and the office of health and counseling services will not be open during summer break, effective May 20, 2013. If you are in need of support, please use the resources listed below during the summer.

If you want to report a sexual offense that has taken place on the Hampshire campus during the summer, please contact the Title IX deputy coordinator, Renee Freedman, at 413.559.5849 or rfreedman@hampshire.edu.

The College's sexual offense policy can be found here.

LOCAL RESOURCES

Center for Women and Community (sexual offenses, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, 180 Infirmary Way, New Africa House Amherst, MA
  • Free individual counseling; possibly support groups; police advocacy
  • Local students can be put on waitlist for groups
  • 24-hour hotline and 24 hour medical advocacy, 413.545.0800
  • Website is http://www.umass.edu/ewc

Safe Passage (domestic violence)

  • 43 Center Street, Suite 304, Northampton, MA, 413.586.1125
  • Free individual counseling, support groups (including a drop-in group, requiring no prior sign up, and support groups specifically for women of color and Spanish speakers)
  • 24-hour hotline
  • Shelter in a confidential location (call for openings)
  • Legal advocacy
  • Children's Advocate.
  • Website is http://www.safepass.org

Other Agencies:

Mass.gov lists Massachusetts rape crisis centers (Each state government's website lists the rape crisis centers in their areas)


NON-LOCAL RESOURCES

SAFELINK

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Victims Rights Law Center

If you have questions about this information, support options, or resources, please contact the dean of students office at 413.559.5412.

 

Contact Us

The Wellness Center
Enfield above Center For Feminisms
Mail Code SA
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5743
well@hampshire.edu
 

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