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Emergency and Support Resources for Sexual Assault

At Lesley, we take sexual assault very seriously. It is against the law and against Lesley University's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence policy to have sexual contact with someone who does not give their consent. The university takes steps to protect students and employees, providing support on campus and referrals for off-campus resources.

Local 24-Hour Support Services

Organization Phone Number
Police (Cambridge) 911 or 617.349.3381
Lesley Public Safety Office 617.349.8888
Cambridge Police Sexual Assault Hotline 617.349.3381
Cambridge Hospital 617.665.1429
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital 617.667.7000
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) 800.841.8371

Other Local Support Services (Not 24-Hour)

Organization  Phone Number 
Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender survivors 617.927.6250
Planned Parenthood 800.258.4448


Lesley Campus Support Services

Department Phone Number Email


Alice Diamond (Confidential Resource Provider) 617.349.8551 adiamond@lesley.edu
Student Counseling Center 617.349.8545 counselingcenter@lesley.edu
Student Health Services 617.349.8222 lesleyhealthservice@lesley.edu
Dean of Student Life and Academic Development 617.349.8539 nmays@lesley.edu
Student Disability Services 617.349.8572  
Student Residential Life Services 617.349.8585 reslife@lesley.edu


Samantha Carpinella (Confidential Resource Provider) 617.349.8784 scarpine@lesley.edu
Max Meristil (Confidential Resource Provider)   meristil@lesley.edu
Human Resources Office 617.349.8787 hr@lesley.edu 
Employee Assistance Program    

Campus Complaints and Investigations


Department Phone/Contact
Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator


Government Agencies

Organization Phone
Mass. Commission against Discrimination 617.727.3990
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 617.565.3200
U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 617.289.0111

National and Local Resources/Victim Advocacy

Organization Phone
National Child Abuse Hotline 800.422.4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 800.656.HOPE (4673)
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 866.331.9474
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.8255
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)  800.841.8371
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center 888.843.4564
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)  866.427.3524
The Trevor Project 866.488.7386

Legal, Immigration and Financial Resources

Organization Phone
Greater Boston Legal Services 617.371.1234
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 617.495.4408
Victim Rights Law Center 617.399.6720

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)


Rian Immigrant Center  617.542.7654
Student Financial Aid 617.349.8760