Coronavirus Update
A Safer-at-Home advisory is currently in effect in Massachusetts. Residence halls remain closed to all but a small group of students. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” will remain in effect until the university examines the Governor’s latest guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
For more information about UMass Amherst’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, go to umass.edu/coronavirus.

Sexual Assault

  • No one deserves to be abused or assaulted. Combating physical and sexual violence is a priority at the UMass Police Department. We believe in the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse,...
  • Sexual assault is a traumatizing experience for most survivors (victims), whether or not physical force was part of the assault or abuse. Survivors can experience a wide variety of emotions, and...
  • Your safety is the number 1 priority. If you can, try to get away from the person who assaulted you and find a safe place as quickly as possible. To report the incident or get help right away, call...
  • There is help... If you have been sexually assaulted, you are not alone and there is help available. In the Amherst Area, the local 24-hour rape crisis line is 413-545-0800. (for TTY call 413-577-...
  • Sexual Assault and Rape are never the fault of the victim. Contrary to popular belief, rape is not a crime of sex. Rape is a crime of violence and a devastating experience, but it is survivable. Rape...
  • Please see the safety guidelines and resources at UMass UMatter on reducing the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, bias related activity, bullying, harassment and violence, sexual misconduct, and...
  • Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual activity that is not agreed to and is unwanted, including: inappropriate touching rape, which includes vaginal, anal, or oral penetration attempted...
CONTACT

UMPD
585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600

umpd@admin.umass.edu
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax

Tips

Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.