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Confidential Reporting Options

Confidential Reporting Options
Medical Services
Counseling Services
Anonymous Reporting
Making No Report
Additional Off-Campus Confidential Resources

POLICE

Westfield State University Police - x5262 or (413) 572-5262

Confidential Reporting Options

One may report sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or retaliation or other forms of "sexual misconduct" in confidence to licensed mental health counselors, licensed health care personnel, pastoral counselors or clergy who work for the University.   Employees may also report such misconduct in strict confidence through the Employee Assistance Program. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, these individuals will share nothing without one’s permission. 

One may also confidentially report sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or retaliation or other forms of "sexual misconduct" to the community support resources of the greater Westfield area, listed below.

MEDICAL SERVICES

On Campus

  • Westfield State University Health Services, x 5415 or (413) 572-5415

Off Campus

  • Baystate Medical Center Emergency/Sexual Assault Nurse
  • Examiner – (413) 794-3233
  • Noble Hospital Emergency Room (24 Hours) – (413) 568-2811
  • Cooley-Dickinson Hospital/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (24 Hours)-(413) 582-2000

COUNSELING SERVICES AND SUPPORT

On Campus

  • Westfield State University Counseling Services, Lammers Hall Annex - x5790 or (413) 572-5790
  • Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, (413) 572-5567
  • Employee Assistant Program (Westfield State University employees only)
    LIFESCOPE
    (800) 828-6025
    www.LifeScopeEAP.com
    Username: Westfield State University/Password: guest

Off Campus

  • YWCA of Western, MA (Springfield, MA) – (800) 796-8711
  • New Beginnings – (413) 562-5739
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Services and 24 Hour Hotline
  • Day number – (413) 732-3121
  • (24 Hour Hotline) – (413) 733-7100
  • SafeLink (Employees) – 1-877-785-2020
  • Every Woman’s Center (Amherst) Resource and Referral – (413) 545-0883 (24 Hour Hotline) – (413) 545-0800

REPORTING

One may file an anonymous report (without including one’s personal identification) with the Title IX Coordinator. Anonymous reports will typically be used only for statistical data collection under the Clery Act, will be kept confidential, and will not be used to initiate an investigation or a complaint.

Report an incident

MAKING NO REPORT

Victims have the right not to make a report to anyone. The Universities, however, strongly encourage victims to seek medical attention, counseling and support. Victims are always welcome to file a report at a later date, but please note that a delay in reporting could weaken the evidence necessary to determine whether the accused is found responsible for committing an act of sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or retaliation.

Additional Off-Campus Confidential Reporting Resources:

YWCA, Springfield, 800-796-8711 Hotline/TTY

 

Everywoman Center, Amherst, 413-545-0800 Hotline, 888-337-0800 TTY

 

Elizabeth Freeman Center, Pittsfield, 413-443-0089 Hotline, 413-499-2425 TTY

 

NELCWIT, Greenfield, 413-772-0806 Hotline/TTY

 

SafeLink ( MA Statewide Toll-Free Domestic Violence Hotline) 
(877) 785-2020    TTY: (877) 521-2601
 

Victim Rights Law Center
115 Broad Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-399-6720
(legal services for victims of sexual assault)

 

RAINN [Rape Abuse & Incest National Network]
(800) 656-4673 (Hotline)
http://www.rainn.org (On-Line Chat Live)
 

MA Spanish Language Rape Crisis Center Hotline (Llamanos)
(800) 223-5001 (Hotline)

 

White House Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses:
www.notalone.gov  (searchable listing of local resources & hotlines)

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-4673 (24 hour)

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233 (24 hour)

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255 (Hotline)

 

The National Stalking Resource Center
www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center