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Resources and Support

If you have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking, it's not your fault. You always deserve to be safe and respected. No matter which resources or actions you choose, there are many people who are committed to help.


Connect with Staff

Sexual Assault Resources and Advocacy

We have several confidential resources available for students including our Counseling Center. We are trauma informed and can provide students with support and information about resources and processes available to you. You can call us 781-891-2274 or schedule an appointment online. Students can also consult with the Health Center and Health Promotion teams confidentially.
These confidential local community partners are also available for emotional support, resources and
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 800-841-8371 24/7 or chat online between 9a and 11p
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 800-899-4000

Title IX Resources

Kelly Downes- Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 781-891-2193

DeeDee Cook- Equity and Title IX Intake and Support Manager
Phone: 781-891-2798

The Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity is to here to support you.  There are formal and informal options for reporting, as well as staff who can help you learn about your rights.  We can talk over support measures to ensure that you are safe and continue to have full access to your education and everything Bentley has to offer.  You can reach us by email: or by phone: 781-891-2978.  Although not confidential, we will only share information as needed to ensure your safety and access to educational resources.

Resources & Someone to Talk to

On & Off Campus Resources, Resources by Identity and 24-7 Options for care

Medical Care & Emotional Support

Options for care, descriptions of services available, and considerations for decision making

Reporting Options

Learn about your options for reporting to the University

Policies, Data and Definitions

Explore policies, campus data and definitions related to interpersonal violence

Supporting Survivors

Information for what to do, what to say and how you can be supportive 

Get Involved with Prevention & Response

Opportunities for further engagement and ways individuals can create a healthier culture