Are you safe? Your safety is the highest priority.
If you need immediate help, contact Safety and Security at (603) 646-3333.
If you (or someone you know) has been sexually assaulted, you have options.
Ensure your health and safety.
Dick’s House: (603) 646-9400 / 646-4000 (after hours)
- For emergency medical attention, STI & pregnancy testing
DHMC Emergency Room: 911 / (603) 650-7000
- For emergency medical attention, STI & pregnancy testing, and/or evidence collection
If you feel unsafe:
- Your dean can provide information about housing and academic options: (603) 646-2443 / 646-4000 (Dean on Call)
- Safety & Security can help you obtain a “no contact” order: (603) 646-4000
- Hanover Police can help you obtain an emergency protective order: 911 / (603) 646-2222
Talk to someone.
Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (SAAP) Coordinators:
Rebekah Carrow, M.S.
Amanda Childress, M.Ed.
Phone: (603) 646-9414 ask for a SAAP Coordinator
Blitz: SAAP, Rebekah Carrow or Amanda Childress
Location: 37 Dewey Fld. 4th Floor (building is located in the Dick's House parking lot)
- Primary contact for all questions and information specific to sexual abuse, dating/domestic violence, healthy/unhealthy relationships, sexual harassment and stalking
- Provide confidential support and guidance
- Crisis intervention, resource referral, safety planning, education and advocacy for victims and survivors
- Assistance with medical evidence collection/follow-up care options, legal and/or judicial reporting processes and options, emotional and support services, academic or living concerns, etc
Sexual Abuse Peer Advisors (SAPA):
- Students trained to respond to questions about medical, emotional and reporting issues
Counseling & Human Development:
Phone: (603) 646-9442 for appointments
(603) 646-4000 (after hours) ASK for the Counselor-on-Call
Phone: 1-866-348-9473 (24-hour, toll-free hotline)
- WISE is a resource to the Upper valley community and not affiliated with Dartmouth. It is an advocacy organization that provides free and confidential information and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence
Report the incident.
Reporting an incident of sexual violence does NOT require you to pursue charges of any sort.
SAAP Coordinator /SAPA : Can report anonymously
Safety & Security: (603) 646-4000
- Statement filed is independent of any Hanover Police reports
- If filing a complaint against someone, student can obtain a No Contact Order (NCO), which requires both parties to cease all forms of communication, including electronic means and third parties
Hanover Police: 911 / (603) 646-2222
- Statement filed is independent of DoSS report
- Can obtain an emergency, temporary or final protective order, enforcement mandated by law
If you decide to pursue charges, you can do so in the following ways. You can choose to disengage in the process at any time; beginning any process does NOT require that you finish it:
1. Pursue Internal (College) Disciplinary Charges
- Students will likely not be charged for alcohol violations if they are underage and alcohol was involved
- Both parties may have advisors present during the hearing
- Process can last anywhere from a few weeks to much longer, depending on circumstances
2. Pursue Criminal Charges
- Investigation performed by Hanover Police
- Medical evidence collection is never mandated; however, such evidence is important for the prosecution to bring forth charges
- Completed investigation report forwarded to Grafton County District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution
- Any prosecution occurs in criminal courts
3. Pursue both Internal and Criminal Charges
- Internal and criminal adjudication processes occur independently
Reporting procedures are explained in more detail in the Resource Video for Victims of Sexual Assault
and the Handbook for Students Involved in Assault Cases: A Guide to the Committee on Standards Process
. You are encouraged to use these valuable resources. As always, contact the SAAP Coordinator
with any questions.