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Sexual Assault

If you were sexually assaulted, you deserve support. We have on-campus confidential and non-confidential support services available for all students. If you have experienced an assault or are experiencing relationship violence or stalking, there are confidential places are on campus where you can talk to someone, and they will tell you your options without having to give your name to the university. These include:

Counseling and Health Services
Provides confidential behavioral health and medical services
Office Location: Ellison Campus Center 107
Telephone: 978.542.6410

PEAR Program
Provides confidential advocacy and support for survivors impacted by gender-based violence 
Ellison Campus Center Room 112
Telephone: 978.542.2987
Confidential Advocacy Line: 978.594.7089

For additional services, you can contact your local emergency room, rape crisis hotline, Salem State University Police, or your local police department can direct you to services, including:

  • Preventing pregnancy
  • Testing and preventative treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Testing for date rape drugs
  • Evidence collection

Find more information about this and time-sensitive information for survivors of sexual assault. Just because you have evidence collected does not mean you have to press charges. It means that you can preserve evidence if you decide to press criminal charges later.

Just because you have evidence collected does not mean you have to press charges. It means that you can preserve evidence if you decide to press criminal charges later.

Additionally, Salem State faculty and staff are trained in how to direct you to campus resources, which you have a right to as a Salem State student.

They may also be required to inform the Salem State Title IX Coordinator who handles reports to let them know you might want help. This does not mean that a police report will automatically be filed. However, it does mean that the school is responsible for taking the report seriously and investigating based on what you want to tell them.

If you do not want the issue reported to the campus coordinator, you should use the confidential resources listed above or other off-campus resources listed in the link below.

Read about the university’s responsibility to survivors and how you can report incidents directly.

Discover our full list of credible off-campus resource recommendations. 

Understand common reactions to sexual assault and relationship violence.

Know Your Rights/Prevention

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