On-Campus Confidential Resources For Students

Healing & Advocacy Collective

617-824-8857
Piano Row (150 Boylston Street)
advocate [at] emerson.edutitle="Email advocate [at] emerson.edu"

The Healing & Advocacy Collective is confidential, free, and available to all Emerson community members who have experienced harm (from abusive relationships, bullying, stalking, sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, sexual exploitation, child abuse and neglect, and other experiences) based on their identity, including (but not limited to) race, color, religion, disability, gender identity/expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, and other types of identities. Healing & Advocacy offers confidential trauma-informed support, including confidential counseling and advocacy.

Emerson Wellness Center (EWC)

617-824-8666
counselingservices [at] emerson.edutitle="Email counselingservices [at] emerson.edu"
healthservices [at] emerson.edutitle="Email healthservices [at] emerson.edu"
Union Bank Building
216 Tremont St.
2nd and 3rd Floor

Emerson Wellness Center offers a variety of services to Emerson students. Counseling Services provides short-term psychotherapy, support and therapy groups, psychiatric consultation, referrals, crisis intervention, and outreach. Health Services provides routine medical care including sick visits, urgent care visits, physical exams, immunizations, contraception counseling, STD testing and counseling, including PrEP, emergency contraception (Plan B), pregnancy testing options, counseling, and referral for other support services related to sexual violence and non-consensual contact.  All services are confidential. 

Center for Spiritual Life (CSL)

617-824-8036
spiritual_life [at] emerson.edutitle="Email spiritual_life [at] emerson.edu"

The Center for Spiritual Life is Emerson’s inclusive, multifaith hub for religious and spiritual programming, support, and education. Emerson’s CSL chaplains and advisors are available to Emerson community members for one-on-one spiritual counseling.

On-Campus Confidential Resources for Employees (Staff and Faculty)

Healing & Advocacy Collective

617-824-8857
233 Piano Row (150 Boylston Street)
advocate [at] emerson.edutitle="Email advocate [at] emerson.edu"

The Healing & Advocacy Collective is confidential, free, and available to all Emerson students, staff, and faculty who have been impacted by power-based harm, including abusive relationships and bullying, stalking, and threats, sexual assault and harassment, identity-based harm, child abuse and neglect, and additional experiences of trauma, no matter where or when the harm occurred.  You do not have to figure this out on your own. Healing & Advocacy supports Emerson College community members, as well as their family and friends.  You’re not alone.  Healing & Advocacy offers confidential trauma-informed support, including confidential counseling and advocacy. This can include: sharing information about rights, options, and additional resources; support coping with the impacts of trauma; developing safety plans; requesting supportive measures (housing, academic, work, social, financial) or resources (such as No Contact Orders); applying for protective orders (Abuse Prevention Order, Harassment Prevention Order) from civil court; offering information about campus, medical, reporting, and legal processes; going with you to campus, medical, and legal appointments, hearings, and processes; and helping connect you with additional campus and community resources (local, U.S., and international) if needed.

Center for Spiritual Life (CSL)

617-824-8036
spiritual_life [at] emerson.edutitle="Email spiritual_life [at] emerson.edu"

The Center for Spiritual Life is Emerson’s inclusive, multifaith hub for religious and spiritual programming, support, and education. Emerson’s CSL chaplains and advisors are available to Emerson community members for one-on-one spiritual counseling.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

800-624-5544 (available 24/7)
New Directions EAP website (username: Emerson College)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees (faculty and staff) at no cost, through New Directions.  The EAP provides an array of services to employees and their dependents and/or household members for personal or work-related issues, including up to three (3) short-term confidential counseling sessions, legal consultation, financial consultation and other services.

Confidential Off-Campus Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

800-656-HOPE (4673) (24/7)

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

LGBT National Help Center

1-888-843-4564

The LGBT National Help Center provides telephone, online chat, and email peer-support. They speak with callers of all ages about bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, coming out, relationships, safer sex, and more. They also have a massive resource database for social and support groups, gay-friendly religious organizations, sports, leagues, student groups, and more.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Individuals who are survivors of abuse, family or friends of those impacted,m or abusive partners seeking to change can contact the hotline to receive information on resources, safety plans, and how to support those impacted by domestic violence. 

Boston

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

617-492-8306
800-841-8371 (24/7 hotline)

BARCC provides confidential counseling, legal advice and advocacy to help individuals who have experience sexual assault or other trauma. They provide medical advocacy to provide support individuals through the evidence collection process (“rape kit”). All services are free and available to regardless of sex or gender identity.

Massachusetts General Hospital

617-726-2000 (24/7)

The hospital can provide confidential medical treatment for injuries or other medical concerns, including those related to sexual assault.  The hospital can also order Evidence Collection Kits (“rape kits”) if requested, and provide a Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Medical Advocate to support an individual through the collection kit, and have in-house programs providing additional services to survivors of sexual/domestic violence. For more information about Evidence Collection Kits, visit www.surviverape.org.

Victim Rights Law Center

617-399-6720
legalhelp [at] victimrights.orgtitle="Email legalhelp [at] victimrights.org"

The Victim Rights Law Center provides free, comprehensive legal services for sexual assault victims with civil legal issues.

Great Boston Legal Services

617-371-1234

GBLS provides legal advice and representation to low-income individuals.

De Novo

617-661-1010

De Novo provides legal and mental health services to overcome the impacts of poverty, inequity, and trauma.

Los Angeles

Peace Over Violence

Central Los Angeles - 213-626-3393

South Los Angeles  - 310-392-8381

West San Gabriel Valley - 626-793-3385

Peace Over Violence offers 24 hour emergency services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and intimate partner stalking, including emotional support, information, compassion, accompaniment, referral and advocacy services.

LAC + USC Medical Center

323-409-1000 (24/7)

The medical center provides confidential medical treatment for injuries or other medical concerns, including those related to sexual assault.  The hospital can also order Evidence Collection Kits (“rape kits”) if requested.  For more information about Evidence Collection Kits, visit www.surviverape.org.

Europe

Rape Crisis Network Europe (RCNE)

+44(0)141 331 4180 info [at] rapecrisisscotland.org.uktitle="E-mail info [at] rapecrisisscotland.org.uk"

RCNE is the network of European centers which support survivors of sexual violence. RCNE aim to make sure that anyone who experiences sexual violence can get the help they need.

Netherlands Sexual Violence Center

+31 887555588
info [at] centrumseksueelgeweld.nltitle="E-mail info [at] centrumseksueelgeweld.nl"

The Sexual Violence Center offers medical, forensic and psychological assistance to anyone who has recently experienced an assault or rape in the province of Utrecht. Doctors, nurses, police, psychologists and social workers work together in this center.

Veilig Thuis

0800-2000

Safe Home provides advice and support for those affected by domestic violence, and individuals can  reporting domestic violence and child abuse. 

Non-Confidential On-Campus Resources for Students

Emerson College Police Department (ECPD)

617-824-8888(on campus)(available 24/7)
911 (off campus emergency)

The Emerson College Police Department (ECPD) conducts investigations into behavior that may be criminal.  ECPD can provide transportation to the hospital/court (or can provide cab vouchers).  ECPD can help students who may need immediate access to safe housing.  ECPD can issue no trespass orders and provide information about restraining orders and other orders of protections available through the courts.  ECPD can also help the College implement any requirements of a court order of protection issued to a student or employee.

Office of Housing and Residential Education (HRE)

617-824-8620
HRE [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail HRE [at] emerson.edu"

Housing and Residential Education (HRE) coordinates and manages all aspects of the on-campus residential experience.  Resident Assisants (RAs), Residence Directors (RDs) and other HRE staff serve on a 24-hour on-call rotation to assist individuals who may have concerns about discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence.  HRE staff can help connect students with support resources & supportive/interim measures, including confidential resources.  HRE staff can help contact the Emerson College Police Department if there are concerns about safety, a need for ambulatory transportation to the hospital, or if someone wishes to file a police report.  HRE can also help students who may need access to temporary or long-term housing changes. 

Office of Student Success

617-824-8650
studentsuccess [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail studentsuccess [at] emerson.edu"

The Office of Student Success helps students to explore their options, navigate campus systems, and connect to services, supports, and each other.  The Office of Student Success is focused on student retention, satisfaction and success, and provides academic, financial, personal, interpersonal, or wellness support to students.

Student Care and Support Office

617-824-8163
care [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail care [at] emerson.edu"

Share a Concern

The Student Care and Support Office receives referrals from students, faculty, staff, etc. about students of concern. The Office works with key partners on campus to provide support for those students with a goal of helping them succeed academically and personally.

Director of Community Standards

617-824-8620
studentconductoffice [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail studentconductoffice [at] emerson.edu"

The Director of Community Standards serves as a centralized resource to support all students at Emerson, providing students with individualized opportunities for reflection and growth so that they may develop into engaged citizens. Concerns regarding any violation of Emerson’s Code of Community Standards or other College policies can be reported to the Director of Community Standards. The Director of Community Standards addresses student violations of College policies outside of the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Violence. 

Social Justice Center (SJC)

617-824-8528
sjc [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail sjc [at] emerson.edu"

The Social Justice Center works with and supports individuals and communities through personal and systems advocacy, community-centered projects, and radical care. The SJC believes in individual and community self-determination and works in support of the agency of students, faculty, and staff, especially those from marginalized groups. The SJC engages in an ongoing practice of praxis—reflection and action—and works to deepen our own liberatory practices and to create liberatory spaces for others. 

Academic Affairs

617-824-8570
academic_affairs [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail academic_affairs [at] emerson.edu"

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all academic-related activities. It is responsible for academic policies and procedures, accreditation, strategic planning, assessment of student learning, faculty development, program reviews, academic departments and student support offices.  Academic Affairs is available to support faculty within their schools with any questions regarding their position or with any academic support they need.  Faculty members with concerns about discrimination, harassment or sexual violence can reach out to Academic Affairs for support, keeping in mind that those reports will be shared with Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).

Non-Confidential On-Campus Resources for Employees (Staff and Faculty)

Emerson College Police Department (ECPD)

617-824-8888(on campus)(available 24/7)
911 (off campus emergency)

ECPD conducts investigations into behavior that may be criminal.  ECPD can provide transportation to the hospital/court (or can provide cab vouchers).  ECPD can help students who may need immediate access to safe housing.  ECPD can issue no trespass orders and provide information about restraining orders and other orders of protections available through the courts.  ECPD can also help the College implement any requirements of a court order of protection issued to a student or employee.

Office of Human Resources

617-824-8580
hr [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail hr [at] emerson.edu"

The Office of Human Resources supports all Emerson employees (faculty and staff) in the performance of their employment responsibilities and in their well-being.  Employees with concerns about discrimination, harassment or sexual violence can also reach out for support from Human Resources, keeping in mind that those reports will be shared with Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).

Academic Affairs

617-824-8570
academic_affairs [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail academic_affairs [at] emerson.edu"

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all academic-related activities. It is responsible for academic policies and procedures, accreditation, strategic planning, assessment of student learning, faculty development, program reviews, academic departments and student support offices.  Academic Affairs is available to support faculty within their schools with any questions regarding their position or with any academic support they need.  Faculty members with concerns about discrimination, harassment or sexual violence can reach out to Academic Affairs for support, keeping in mind that those reports will be shared with Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO).

External Reporting Options/Administrative Agencies

Boston

Boston Police Department

One Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120
911 (emergency)
617-343-4500 (non-emergency)

Investigates criminal reports of Boston-based crimes and has concurrent jurisdiction with the Emerson College Police Department for crimes that happened at Emerson College.

Massachusetts State Police

470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
508-820-2300

Has concurrent jurisdiction of Boston-based crimes with the Boston Police Department and with the Emerson College Police Department for crimes that happened at Emerson College.  Licenses and investigates criminal reports against campus police officers.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-289-0111

Works to end discrimination in schools and investigates grievances.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

One Ashburton Place
Sixth Floor, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
617-994-6000

Works to end discrimination in employment in Massachusetts and investigates grievances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

JFK Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
800-669-4000

Works to end discrimination federally in employment and investigates grievances.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department

100 W 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
911 (emergency)
213-486-1000 (non-emergency)

Investigates criminal reports of Los Angeles-based crimes and has concurrent jurisdiction with the Emerson College Police Department for crimes that happened on the Emerson College campus.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-486-5555

Works to end discrimination in schools and investigates grievances.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

320 West 4th Street, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-439-6799

Works to investigate and end discrimination in employment in California.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple St., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-785-3090

Works to end discrimination federally in employment and investigates grievances.

Europe

Netherlands Police

112 (emergency)

Investigates reports of criminal conduct.