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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.