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Find Someone to Talk to about Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, & Stalking

People and Places Who Can Help

If you’ve 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.

Confidential On-Campus Resources

Confidential employees are staff members who can assist students with identifying resources and options for reporting, follow up care and supportive measures. Disclosures to these employees will not initiate an investigation into an incident against your wishes, giving you control to make the best decision for you and your care. 

Confidential Staff can assist with the following:

  • Reviewing Reporting options, and effects of each option
  • Referrals to Counseling and emotional support services
  • Discussing Medical and health care options
  • Provide details about school-based support measures and accommodations
  • Disciplinary process and legal processes

Staff in these departments are trauma informed and receive special training to support survivors. If a disclosure is made, staff are only required to share non-identifiable information with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators. (i.e. 1 count of Sexual Assault, on-campus, residence hall, month of September). Identifiable information like your name, class year, residence hall are never shared with them so your identity is protected unless you choose to make a formal report to campus. 
The full list of Confidential Employees and description is accessible via appendix E in the Title IX policies. 

The departments that are confidential are listed below. 

The Counseling Center
Callahan Building, 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. t0 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 781-891-2274 after hours clinicians are accessible from this number

Health Center
Location: Rhodes Hall
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours (administrative only): Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. t0 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 781.891.2222 

Wellness & Health Promotion
Location: Callahan Building, 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. t0 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 781-891-2600 

Spiritual Life Center (Chaplain Team)
Location: Student Center 334
Phone: 781.891.2418

In addition, the Ombuds Office is an on-campus confidential resource person for Faculty and Staff

Confidential Off-Campus Resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Locations: Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham

24/7 Hotline: 1.800.841.8371
Office Phone:

BARCC was founded in 1973 to create a hotline to answer calls from rape survivors. Today, it is a national leader in providing a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy. BARCC also provides community awareness and prevention services.

BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends and communities each year, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, religion, or sexual orientation. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French, with other languages available upon request.

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (REACH)

24/7 Hotline: 1.800.899.4000

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is a comprehensive domestic violence service agency serving 7,000 people a year through a combination of intervention and prevention 

services. Our shelter, 24-hour hotline, and community-based support services provide domestic violence survivors with the help they need to achieve permanent safety and independence. Our Prevention programs engage the community, generate conversations, and create locally-based solutions to end domestic violence. All of REACH’s services are free and confidential.

Telephone-based helpline: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
Online chat:

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. With extensive specialized training, Victim Assistance Specialists stand ready to help crime victims:

  • Discuss concerns and questions in a nonjudgmental, compassionate environment
  • Understand their rights and options
  • Find information and connect with resources
  • Craft next steps to regain control over their lives
  • Access referrals


RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
24/7 hotline 1-800-656-4673
24/7 Chatline

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization offering support, information and referral resources for survivors and allies. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and chatline.

Love is Respect: Love is Respect
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Call 1-866-331-9474

Love is Respect provides phone, chat and texting support information and referrals for young people, their friends and families related to healthy relationships and dating violence. Their services include free, confidential phone, chat and texting options.

Non-Confidential On-Campus Resources

There are certain faculty, staff and employees who are required to notify the Title IX Team when an incident of sexual violence, misconduct, gender-based harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation is reported to them, especially if there is cause for fear of a person's safety. Unlike confidential employees, these staff are required to disclosure the identities of both the Complainant/Survivor and Respondent (if known) to the Title IX Coordinator. A report to responsible employees constitutes a report to Bentley and obligates the University to respond to the incident and take appropriate steps to address the situation. 
When a responsible employee receives a disclosure and notifies the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators reach out to the Complainant/Survivor to provide immediate resources and information, as well as an offer to meet to discuss options further. Please know that a community member will never be forced to speak with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators until, and if, they would like to.  
Staff from the following departments are non-confidential and deemed Responsible Employees under Title IX:

Career Services
Center for International Students and Scholars
Cronin Center for International Education
Faculty Department Chairs
Gender and Sexuality Student Programs
Graduate Academic Services
Graduate Programs and Engagement
Human Resources
Multicultural Center
New Student Programs
Office of Academic Services
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Student Conduct & Title IX Staff
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
Residential Center
Service Learning
Student Programs and Engagement
Student Support Services/CARE Team
University Police

Identity Specific Resources

The following local, state and national resources offer support for individuals seeking more specific resources by identity.

Black, Indigenous, People of Color

Black Women's Blueprint  "We work to place Black women and girls' lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities and are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture."

Services offered: Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling 347-533-9102/3 or 646-647-5414. Email:

Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community is a "a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence."

Services offered:  Education and outreach on domestic violence, training and technical assistance, resource development, and research call 1/844-77-UJIMA to get connected with culturally specific resources in your area

Asian American and Pacific Islander 

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Located in Boston, this organization assists Pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.  They currently provide services in 18 Asian languages and dialects. ATASK embraces and represents all ages, cultures, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientation.

Services offered: Housing (Emergency Shelter), outreach, programs, and education and training 24hr multilingual Helpline: 617.338.2355

Saheli's trained staff is available to provide personal and culturally sensitive support to South Asian survivors and families. 

Services offered: 
Call our helpline at 866-472-4354. A Domestic Violence Advocate will offer support and provide critical information about your safety and available options.


Casa Myrna
Provider of domestic violence and supportive services to survivors available in both Spanish and English located in Boston.

Services offered: individual and group counseling, advocacy and survivor support. Casa Myrna runs the MA statewide domestic violence hotline accessible 24/7 by phone or chat. 1.877.785.2020

Casa Esperanza
Offering bilingual, culturally supportive services for survivors of trauma and abuse. Though located in Roxbury MA,  Phone: 617.445.1123


Fenway Health Violence Recovery

Services include Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care and more for LGBT victims and survivors of bias crimes, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault 

Contact: To become a patient (617-927-6250), GBT Helpline (617-267-9001)

The Network (LaRed)

survivor-led social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression."

Services: Crisis intervention, information, referrals, 24-hour hotline, safety planning, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, assistance with victim compensation and access to medical, legal, housing, or other social services, support groups

Contact: Hotline Voice (617-742-4911), Hotline TTY (617-227-4911), Office Phone (617-695-0877)

Students Studying Abroad

SASHAA (Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad)
A program of Pathways to Safety International that provides free, confidential services to Americans living or studying overseas. Their services include case management, counseling, safety planning and support for survivors who are studying internationally. 

Contact them internationally toll free at 833-SAFE-833 or email and someone will respond within 72 hours. 

Male Identified Survivors

This organization offers supportive resources for male survivors and their allies. Services includes a 24-hr online helpline, online support groups, trainings and webinars, and male survivor stories.

Offers support groups, chat rooms, and other services specific for male-identified survivors of sexual abuse or violence. Visit the link above to get connected. 

Native American/Indigenous

Strong Hearts Helpline
Offering 24/7 free confidential, culturally affirming, domestic and dating violence support for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 

Call 1-844-762-8483 or click the link above to access online chat services.

24/7 After Hours Survivor Support

When Bentley offices are closed, the following are available to assist you. University Police is available 24/7 and can arrange for transportation to the hospital for medical care and or evidence collection by certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. You do not need to fill out a police report to request assistance and choosing to ask for help from University Police will not result in a criminal complaint unless this is something you decide to do in the moment or even at a later date. Simply tell the dispatcher you need a ride to Newton Wellesley Hospital for a private matter.

After-hours Confidential Mental Health Clinicians

Dial 781.891.2274 and press the option for after-hours care to be connected with a mental health clinician. These clinicians can guide you on seeking care for yourself or a peer when our offices are closed. 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

24/7 Hotline: 1.800.841.8371
Webchat available 9a-11p BARCC provides a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy for survivors. 

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (REACH)

24/7 Hotline: 1.800.899.4000

REACH provides community based support services for survivors of dating and domestic violence in the metro west Boston area

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Newton Wellesley Hospital offers free, confidential post-sexual assault medical care and assistance for survivors by highly trained nursing staff. They are 10 minutes from campus.  Medical advocates from BARCC can meet you there. 

Medical care and Emotional Support