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There are a variety of on and off campus resources available to support you if you have experienced, know someone who has experienced, or are alleged to be involved with sexual violence, relational and dating violence, gender based discrimination or harassment, stalking and retaliation.
The Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) program, and the SAVE Task Force, provides information and education about sexual and relational violence, survivor support, campus prevention initiatives.
SAVE Pocket Card (English) SAVE Guía (Español)
Medical attention and SANE exams are recommended as soon as possible, even if an individual does not want to pursue criminal charges. These resources can provide physical exams, sexual and reproductive health services (e.g., STI and pregnancy testing)and emergency contraception. Sexaul Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available at Emergency Room departments to collect evidence for up to five days following a sexual assault. Evidence collection does not require police intervention or legal action.
MA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Frequently Asked Questions After a Sexual Assault (provided by Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program)
The resources listed below are confidential resources who can help with crisis intervention, review your reporting options and rights, provide crisis support and coping skills, assess and engage safety planning, encourage medical follow up, and assist with connection to additional resources.
The Rave Guardian app is one of the best ways to not only improve your personal safety on the Worcester State University campus, but also that of your fellow guardians within your own private safety network. This app also can put you in direct contact with University Police in an emergency.
Download Rave Guardian or search for it at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Note: This app is separate from the Rave Alert software used to notify the campus community of incidents such as inclement weather closings or delays.
Worcester State employees have access to two Employee Assistance Program (EAP) options through GIC and Worcester State. These EAPs are entirely confidential, come at no cost, and are available around the clock by phone, web, or mobile app. Information on how to access the EAP can be found in the Faculty/Staff Portal.
Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the Complainant or the Respondent before or after the filing of a formal complaint or where no formal complaint has been filed. Such measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s education program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment, or deter sexual harassment. The University will maintain as confidential any supportive measures provided to the Complainant or Respondent, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the University to provide the supportive measures.
Students interested in accessing supportive measures should contact the Title IX Coordinator at 508-929-8243, email@example.com.
Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity investigates all claims of discrimination as defined by federal and state law and as outlined in our Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan.
Questions can be addressed to the office directly at 508-929-8053.
Maria Isabel Gariepy, Director of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, can also be contacted at 508-929-8784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOVA upholds and advances the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing outreach and education, policy advocacy, policy and program development, legislative advocacy, grants management, and service referrals.
MOVA supports free services throughout Massachusetts to help victims and survivors of sexual assault and rape. These services provide a range of options to support an individual’s specific needs, including:
MOVA supports free services throughout Massachusetts to help victims and survivors of domestic violence. These services provide a range of options to support an individual’s specific needs.
Jennifer Quinn M.Ed., CHES, CTTS
Director of Title IX
Drug and Alcohol Education Prevention
Worcester Police Department911