The Sexual Violence Resource Center is a resource for Northeastern students affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse, domestic violence, and/or stalking. We serve students who have been affected personally (recently or in the past) and those who are looking for resources to support others.
*Sexual Violence Resource Center services are accessible virtually due to COVID-19. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a staff member or to set up an appointment. OPEN staff will be monitoring emails during business hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm EST though are happy to schedule meetings outside those times as needed to accommodate student schedules.
Our Approach & Services
OPEN staff members at the center provide free, confidential, trauma-informed services. We are here to listen and provide information so that you can make the choices that feel best for you.
WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT: Reporting and investigative processes, medical care and forensic evidence collection, rights and interim remedies available to you (eg. No-contact orders, housing changes, academic support), on and off campus counseling and resources
REFERRAL AND ACCOMPANIMENT: Staff will work to understand your needs and get you quickly connected with resources. We can also accompany you to on-campus services like Title IX if desired.
GROUNDING KITS AND TECHNIQUES: Grounding is a technique that can be used to cope with symptoms of trauma. Stop by to learn more and to pick up a kit with supplies like mints, a stress ball, and play-doh.
Confidentiality & Accessibility
The Sexual Violence Resource Center is a confidential resource. Staff are not required to report disclosures of sexual assault, partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, or sexual exploitation to the Office for University Equity and Compliance (Title IX).
All students have the right to access resources and services. Phone translation services are available in over 200 languages including ASL. Resource Center Staff will work to accommodate any other accessibility needs.