​​​Information for Survivors

Information for Sexual Assault or Rape

Ensure Safety 

Make sure that you are in a safe environment. SAPRS can also help with safety planning and implementing measures you will keep you secure. 

Seek Medical Attention 

If applicable, contact a local provider for medical services. You have access to Babson Health Services for STI testing and other relevant testing and care. Additionally, you can receive transportation to a local emergency room for a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) exam. This program has specially trained nurses who can examine you and collect evidence. SAPRS can also provide medical advocacy. Confidential medical care is available regardless of whether you report to the College or local law enforcement. You can also go to a SANE program on your own. SANE hospitals in the Boston Area are available at:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Cambridge Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

​Preserve Evidence ​

Place your clothing and other items (sheets, blankets) in a brown paper (not plastic) bag. Avoid drinking, bathing, showering, douching, brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, combing your hair or changing your clothes. Physical evidence will be collected if you choose to visit an Emergency Room. Write down, or have a friend write down, everything you can remember about the incident. Save or screenshot any technological evidence (like text messages or social media posts) and be mindful of camera footage that may be available. You should attempt to do this even if you are unsure at the moment if you are planning on reporting the incident in the future.

Consider All Reporting Options 

You have many reporting options at the College, including private and confidential options. Babson also offers a confidential rape crisis hotline to help students report 24/7/365. For more information on the SAFE Hotline, see the SAFE Hotline page. You can also choose to report to local police. For more guidance on reporting, see Reporting Options below. 

Get Support 

There are many on and off-campus resources available for you to support your recovery and overall well-being. SAPRS can provide a space for support, and we can also refer you to Counseling Services. In addition, there are many off-campus organizations that provide therapeutic care.

Information for Intimate Partner Violence or Stalking

Points of Contact 

Evaluate your points of contact with an abuser. SAPRS can help with housing accommodations, phone/email privacy, financial independence and economic justice, and other measures.

Ensure Safety 

Make sure that you are in a safe environment. SAPRS can also help with safety planning and implementing measures you will keep you secure. 

Build a Support Network & Community 

Surround yourself with friends, family, and loved ones. Sometimes, survivors of intimate partner violence can feel isolated from loved ones while in an abusive relationship, and connecting with your support network can be helpful. You can also build support networks in the community with providers and other survivors. SAPRS can facilitate community connections a​nd present a survivor with options. 

Consider All Reporting Options 

You have many reporting options at the College, including private and confidential options. Babson also offers a confidential rape crisis hotline to help students report 24/7/365. For more information on the SAFE Hotline, see the SAFE Hotline page. You can also choose to report to local police. For more guidance on reporting, see Reporting Options below. 

Get Support 

There are many on and off-campus resources available for you to support your recovery and overall well-being. SAPRS can provide a space for support, and we can also refer you to Counseling Services. In addition, there are many off-campus organizations that provide therapeutic care.

Reporting Options

Click here for information on confidential or private reporting options at the College.
Click here​ for information on non-confidential reporting options at the College.