OPEN’s Sexual Violence Resource Center (SVRC) provides free, confidential, trauma-informed support services to Northeastern students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking. We serve students who have been affected personally (whether recently or in the past), and those who are looking for resources to support others.
To schedule an appointment with SVRC staff, fill out this confidential service request form (log in with your Northeastern credentials.)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. OPEN staff monitor service request submissions and email Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and will reply to requests as soon as possible.
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 the Office for University Equity & Compliance (Title IX) if desired.
GROUNDING KITS AND TECHNIQUES: Grounding is a technique that can be used to cope with symptoms of trauma. Email to request a kit with supplies like mints, a stress ball, and Play-Doh. Students can pick up Grounding Kits during a meeting with SVRC staff or by filling out this request form.
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. SVRC staff will work to accommodate any other accessibility needs.