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For help navigating these and other resources contact SAAP. SAAP is NOT available 24/7, but the Counselor-on-Call or WISE advocate are able to support students, address your immediate concerns, and assist you in navigating other critical services in an emergency 24/7.  In addition to the resources outlined below, students can also seek support from faculty, coaches, advisors and other staff across the College that they feel most comfortable speaking to about these sensitive issues. 

      • Hanover Police Department (HPD):
        603-646-2222
        911 (for emergencies)
        Hours: 24/7
        Services provided: The Hanover Police Dept. (HPD) can assist you in filing a report. You can choose to include your name, remain anonymous, or make a report as a third party. Hanover PD can help you obtain a 'Protective Order' to assist in keeping the other person away from you. Hanover PD can provide increased security, investigate an incident, pursue criminal charges, issue protective orders and/or connect you with additional resources.

      • Department of Safety & Security (DoSS):
        603-646-4000
        603-646-3333 (for emergencies)
        Hours: 24/7
        Services provided: The Department of Safety & Security (DoSS) can assist you in filing an 'Incident Report' with the College to report an incident of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking or harassment. When filing a report, you can choose to include your name, remain anonymous, or make a report as a third party. Safety & Security can help you obtain a 'No Contact Order' (NCO) or 'No Trespass Order' to assist in keeping the other person from contacting you or coming onto Dartmouth's property. Safety & Security can also provide information about how the College can provide increased security, investigate an incident, provide Safe Rides, do 'Welfare Checks' and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.
        • Safe Ride
          603-646-4000
          603-646-3333 (for emergencies)
          Hours: 9pm-4am (fall, winter & spring terms) *If you need a Safe Ride outside of these times, a Safety and Security officer will be able to provide assistance to you.
          Services provided: Operated out of the Department of Safety & Security. Safe Ride drivers are Dartmouth students who will pick you up anywhere on campus in the Safe Ride car and escort you home if you are feeling unsafe.
           
      • Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP):
        603-646-9414 (Department of Student Health Promotion & Wellness)
        Blitz: SAAP or SAPA
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
        Services provided: Staff from SAAP can provide emotional support, help you process the incident, talk with you about your options (medical, emotional, safety, transportation, No Contact Orders, housing, academics, legal, judicial, etc.), connect you with the various resources, accompany you on your visits and support you through any of these processes. SAPAs are Sexual Assault Peer Advisors who are trained to provide emotional support, information, and refer you to resources. SAAP staff work from an empowerment model and believe that a victim/survivor is the expert in their own experiences, needs, choices, and healing. SAAP's philosophy is to empower you to make the best choices for you.

      • Counseling & Human Development (CHD): 
        603-646-9442 
        Hours: 24/7 *For evenings & weekends call Safety & Security 603-646-3333 and ask for the Counselor-on-Call
        Services provided: If you have experienced harassment, relationship violence, been the victim of stalking behavior, or have been sexually assaulted as a child, an adolescent, or since attending college, talking with someone about the traumatic experience can be very important in beginning the healing process. A counselor at CHD can help you process your experience, guide you in coping with the trauma, and help you consider options and decide what will be most beneficial to healing in your individual situation. We can offer support and information and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources—our goal is to help you make your own informed, empowered decisions. To schedule an appointment, call or stop by CHD in Dick's House.
        • If you need help now--CHD offers 24-hour crisis counseling for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student.
          • During Regular Business Hours: call (603) 646-9442 and ask to speak with the Counselor on-Call or come to CHD on the second floor of Dick's House. Please inform our administrative staff that you have an urgent concern.
          • After Regular Business Hours: the Counselor on-Call can be reached by calling Dick's House Inpatient Department (IPD) at (603) 646-9440 or by calling Safety and Security at (603) 646-3333.

            CHD clinicians recognizes the importance of privacy and safety as the basis of effective counseling. We do not share information about students seeking help at CHD with anyone without written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and specifically mandated by law and professional ethics. For further information, please see Confidentiality & Release of Information  

      • WISE:
        1-866-348-9473 (24-hour Crisis Hotline)
        Hours: 24/7
        Services provided: WISE is the local sexual assault and domestic violence shelter. They provide a 24-hour confidential crisis hotline that is not affiliated with the College. Advocates can provide emotional support, can help you process the incident, talk with you about your options (medical, legal, housing, orders of protection, etc.), connect you with the various resources, accompany you on your visits and support you through any of these processes. WISE also offers free yoga and a walk-in support group for survivors. WISE staff work from an empowerment model and believe that a victim/survivor is the expert in their own experiences, needs, choices, and healing. WISE's philosophy is to empower you to make the best choices for you. 

      • Dick's House: Health Services:
        603-646-9401 (M-F 8AM-6PM to schedule an appointment)
        603-646-9440 (evenings and weekends during the academic year)
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (fall, winter & spring)
                   Saturday & Sunday 9am-1pm (fall, winter & spring)
                     
        Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (summer)
        Services provided:
        The health care providers at Dick's House offer follow-up care for student survivors after a sexual assault and/or after a medical evidence collection kit (i.e. rape kit) has been conducted at DHMC and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.. Follow-up care includes treatment for injuries, prophylactic treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and emergency contraception (EC) for female survivors to prevent pregnancy after an assault. Primary Care Providers also offers preventive gynecological exams, STI testing, treatment and counseling, contraception/family planning counseling and other services for sexual health concerns to students and their partners. Students may schedule an appointment (without sharing medical specifics). Be sure to mention that your need is urgent, so that you can be seen quickly. You can share that this is regarding a sexual assault, as your communication with Health Services is confidential.

      • Dick's House: Inpatient Department (IPD):
        603-646-9440
        Hours: 24/7  *For evenings & weekends call Safety & Security 603-646-3333 and ask for the Inpatient Department Safety & Security can transport you to and from Dick's House for medical care. Closed during summer and interim.
        Services provided: The Inpatient Nurses at Dick's House offer follow-up care after hours and on weekends (fall, winter and spring) for student survivors after an incident of sexual assault or after a medical evidence collection kit (i.e. rape kit) has been conducted at DHMC. They can also connect you with additional campus and community resources. Follow-up care in IPD includes care for injuries, emergency contraception (EC) for female survivors to prevent pregnancy after an assault, and emotional support. If you plan to have medical evidence collected, Safety & Security can take you to DHMC for this. There are beds available in the IPD at Dick's House if you need a safe place to stay overnight.

      • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC):
        603-650-5000
        911 (for emergencies)
        Hours: 24/7  *Safety & Security can provide you transportation to and from the hospital.
        Services provided: DHMC has Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available to do a sexual assault exam and collect forensic evidence. This can be useful if you decide you want to pursue criminal charges. Having the exam done does NOT mean that you have to press charges against the offender. Evidence can be collected from the body for up to 5 days after the assault but is best if collected as soon as possible. There is no cost from the victim/survivor for the exam. The SANE can also provide prophylaxis for HIV and STIs, and/or pregnancy. It is best to postpone showering, consuming food or drinks, brushing your teeth, using the restroom and washing clothes or linens until after the exam. Evidence can be collected from clothes and bed linens. If you are storing your clothes or linens it is better to store each item in a separate paper bag rather than plastic bags. You can bring someone to the hospital with you to support you. A WISE Advocate is called to the hospital anytime someone comes in for an exam. The advocate is not affiliated with DHMC or the College and can provide you confidential support and talk with you about your options.
      • Undergraduate Dean's Office:
        603-646-2243
        603-646-3333  *For emergencies call Safety & Security and ask for the Dean-on-Call
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
        Services provided: Undergraduate Deans can assist you with academic support, residential moves, help you obtain a No Contact Order (NCO), act as an Advisor in the College's disciplinary process and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.

      • Sexual Assault Response Team:
        603-646-2980
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
        Services provided: The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a small group of staff at the College who can provide a coordinated approach for assisting you in considering, electing and accessing the various resources available.

      • Office of Pluralism & Leadership (OPAL):
        603-646-0987
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
        Services Provided: The staff in OPAL can provide academic and sociocultural advising, act as an Advisor in the College's disciplinary process, serves as advocates for you and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources. OPAL staff can also assist you in filing a Bias Incident Report if you believe your assault was based on your race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, political or religious expression, etc.

      • Title IX Coordinator
        603-646-3146
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
        Services Provided: Any student, faculty or staff member, or participant in any Dartmouth-sponsored activity who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator. Contact the Coordinator if you: 1) Wish to understand your options around sex discrimination or sexual misconduct; 2) Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant investigation; 3) Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected. The Title IX Coordinator can assist you in reporting the incident, filing a grievance and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.

      • Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office (UJAO):
        603-646-3482
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
        Services provided: The Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs can supply you with information about the College's disciplinary process, adjudicate violations of the College's Code of Conduct and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.

      • Center for Gender & Student Engagement (CGSE):
        603-646-3456
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
      • Tucker Foundation: Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
        603-646-3350
        Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
        Services provided: Staff at the Tucker Foundation can connect you with campus ministers or religious organizations to help you process the incident, aid in your healing process, and/or connect you with additional campus and community resources.

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Last Updated: 6/5/14