You have the right to:

  • Be safe and free from violence no matter your affiliation with Emerson College, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, socio-economic status, ability, age, veteran status, and citizenship status
  • Be respected, supported, and taken seriously - no matter when, where, or how the violence occurred
  • Talk confidentially with the Healing & Advocacy Collective
  • Know information about rights, resources, and options
  • Make decisions about options and resources that fit for you
  • Follow your own timeline
  • Rely on your own resources for support and self-care
  • Have an advocate from the Healing & Advocacy Collective with you any time it feels helpful
  • Access campus and community resources, including confidential support, medical care, campus processes, legal processes, and transportation
  • Be free from any form of retaliation
  • Continue forward academically, socially, and professionally
  • Request academic, work, or living accommodations:
    • Regardless of whether one chooses to report through campus/ legal processes
    • Whether the violence occurred on or off campus
  • Request a No Contact order, No Trespass Order, and apply for a Protective (Restraining) Order
  • Decide if you want to file a report to campus and/or community authorities, including police, and:
    • Have Emerson respond to a report promptly and effectively
    • Request a copy of the report
  • Decide if you want to:
    • Participate in any campus or police investigations and proceedings
    • Reconsider participation at any point in these processes
  • Know Emerson College policies and procedures
  • Peacefully intervene if you notice abusive or violent behavior