If you are being, or have been, abused... you may feel confused, afraid, angry and/or trapped. All of these emotions are normal responses to abuse. You may also blame yourself for what is happening, but no matter the circumstance, you do not deserve to be abused. Whether you have or are experiening partner abuse, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment ViSION can provide support.
The University provides medical, counseling, investigatory, and prosecutorial assistance to any student who reports abuse.
- Report the incident to the Northeastern and/ or Boston police
- Referrals to counseling on and off campus
- Relocation to a different residence hall
- Change in academic schedule
- Meet with an Assistant District Attorney
- Report the incident to OSCCR
- Report the incident to OIDI/ Title IX Coordinator
- Acess to medical care
- Alternative transportation, if appropriate
Anyone who has experienced, or is aware of, a sexual assault or relationship violence is strongly urged to make an official report with the police or seek other appropriate help. The incident should also be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. Taking action can help to...
- Ensure your safety
- Begin your healing process
- And obtain any necessary academic accomodations
The NU Police Department can provide resources and assistance if survivors decide to report to the Boston Police Department, including transportation, advice, and information.
Visit the following websites to find more information about reporting an incident with the NU Police Department.
- Reporting domestic abuse: http://www.northeastern.edu/publicsafety/procedures/report_abuse.html
- Reporting sexual assault: http://www.northeastern.edu/publicsafety/procedures/assault_rep.html
Visit the following website to find more information about reporting an incident with the Boston Police Department.
- Reporting any incident of violence or abuse: http://www.cityofboston.gov/POLICE/
The University Health and Counseling Services can provide urgent medical and counseling appointments to all students.
Students who have been affected by rape or sexual assault often experience a variety of reactions including depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. Therapists are available at UHCS to provide support, help explore options, and identify coping strategies following a trauma. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call UHCS at (617) 373-2772 and ask to make a Mental Health Assessment appointment.
UHCS can also provide medical services including assessment and treatment of physical injuries; pregnancy assessment and prevention; and evaluation, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.
Visit UHCS's website for information on counseling and medical servives: http://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/index.html
Survivors may choose to seek services outside of the Northeastern community after experiencing abuse or sexual violence.
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center can provide survivors with:
- Medical Advocacy, including information on what hospitals to seek services at, when to go to the hospital and what to expect at the hospital
- Legal Advocacy
- a 24-hour hotline, with specially trained experienced rape crisis counselors