Get Immediate Help
**If you are in an emergency situation, please contact the following:
- Wentworth Public Safety Emergency: (617) 989-4444
- Boston Police Emergency: 911
- Sexual Assault Unit: (617) 343-0044
If an incident occurs, the University encourages victims to report the incident and seek both police and medical assistance. Seeking police or medical assistance does not obligate a Complainant to make a complaint or take any further action, but the decision to seek medical help and gather evidence allows complainants to preserve the full range of available options. The University will assist any community member to get to a safe place, provide transportation for medical help and, if requested, contact law enforcement. For 24/7 help, contact the Department of Public Safety, or contact the Title IX Coordinator during normal University hours (M-F 8:30-4:30).
Any person who has experienced Prohibited Conduct is encouraged to take steps to preserve evidence of the incident, as doing so may be necessary to the proof of a crime or to obtain a protection order from the court. After an incident of sexual assault occurs, one should try to refrain from bathing, showering, brushing teeth, drinking, eating, douching or changing clothes until the evidence can be collected. If one changes clothes, one should place each garment in a separate paper (not plastic) bag. If the incident involves any written or electronic communications (e.g., pictures/videos, texts, social media posts, etc.), take care to preserve copies and not delete the originals.
Confidential Health and Safety - Medical Treatment
You may seek medical care without reporting the crime to the police. Go to the hospital emergency room for treatment of injuries, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, and crisis intervention and emotional support services. Physical evidence for medical/legal services can also be collected at this time. Evidence can be collected within 5 days of the assault.
Local emergency room
SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) - certified nurses are specifically trained to perform exams and collect forensic evidence from sexual assault survivors. You can seek medical care whether you report the assault to the police. You may receive free care and do not have to use your insurance.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
Phone: (617) 667-8141
Boston Medical Center
Emergency Care Center
Phone: (617) 414-4075
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Domestic Abuse Intervention and Prevention
Phone: (617) 264-8747
For follow-up medical services
- OPTUM Campus Health Services: (617) 879-5220 - located in the TreeHouse Building at MassArt
- Counseling and Emotional Support - On-Campus Confidential Counseling
- Wentworth Center for Wellness: (617) 989-4390 - located in Watson 001
- By contracting with BeWell@WIT, the nation's leading provider for telephonic behavioral health services, Wentworth students have access to Master's and Doctoral-level counselors outside of the center's normal business hours of 8:15 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Friday. To access call (617) 989-4390
Counseling and Emotional Support - Off-Campus Confidential Counseling (not an exhaustive list)
- Massachusetts Safelink – 24-hour domestic violence hotline: (877) 841-8371
- GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project – 24-hour hotline: (800) 832-1901
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Hotline: (800) 841-8371
- The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (for those who have served in the military, currently serve in the military, members of the ROTC): (877) 995-5247
*For a complete list of places on and off-campus for which you can find support, visit the Title IX Find Support page.