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In-Boston & BU Sexual Assault Resources

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, it can be stressful to know what to do in the state of crisis. Based on concerning numbers from last year’s BU sexual misconduct survey, the University has addressed plans to take action. After the recent assault case in West Campus, BUPD notified students to be aware of their surroundings and to remember safety in numbers. As important as it is for universities to respond to sexual assault, students should know how to take their own action.  

Listed below are BU resources and Boston-area counselors for assistance. Your Terrier Card is valuable because the Crisis and Sexual Assault hotline and on-campus emergency numbers are on the back.   

Boston University: 

Behavioral Medicine: 617-353-3569 

Student Heath Services: 617-353-3575 

Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP): 617-353-SARP (7277) 

The University Service Center (USC): 617-358-1818 

Judicial Affairs: 617-358-0700 

Boston University Police Department: 617-353-2121 or 911 


Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE (4673) 


It’s important to remember that you do not have to go through any situation alone. The Crisis Intervention Counselor at SARP will give you information and support, while maintaining your confidentiality. The Crisis Intervention Counselor can help you understand how you are feeling and what your options are. You can say “no” to any of the options presented to you. 


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Sarah Watkins

Stony Brook

Sarah Watkins is a transfer student at Boston University studying sociology. Before transferring to BU she co-founded HC Stony Brook at Stony Brook Univeristy. Her interests include: How I Met Your Mother, juice cleanses, astrology, talking about traffic (like a true LA native), Arctic Monkeys, and the oxford comma. Her current dream job is to become a professor in sociology, and on any given day you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee and reading her sociology textbook like it's a novel. 
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