Find Someone To Talk To
Talking to someone can be an important first step for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. There are a variety of on and off-campus resources available to students and employees.
Students can get help and talk about their experience in a confidential manner with both on-campus and off-campus resources, but students should be aware that confidentiality protections associated with on-campus resources vary and depend upon an employee’s job description.
On-Campus Confidential Resources for Students
Will not reveal information to any third party except when an applicable law or a court order requires or permits disclosure of such information.
Personal Counseling Center
Lower Bedford Hall
Office: 401.865.2343 (Available 24/7)
Providence College Personal Counseling Center
Office of the Chaplain
St. Dominic Chapel
Providence College Office of Mission and Ministry
Student Health Center*
Lower Davis Hall
Security/EMTs: 401.865.2391 (Available 24/7)
Providence College Student Health Center
*Employees in the Student Health Center will provide the Title IX Coordinator with a limited report (that keeps the name of the reporting person anonymous) of the incident details (nature, date, time, and general location, if known). All personally identifiable information will remain confidential.
Title IX Campus Advocates
Title IX Campus Advocates provide confidential advocacy and support services to help individuals learn about their options and rights and assist with accommodation planning and advisor assignments.
Professor Kendra Marasco (Complainant Support)
Office: Howley Hall 105
Office Phone: 401.865.2524
Mr. Jonathan Gomes (Respondent Support)
Office: Phillips Memorial Library, Student Success Center, Library 229
Office Phone: 401.865.2470
Off-Campus Confidential Resources for Students
Students who wish to speak with a confidential resource not affiliated with the College may disclose and/or receive confidential, trauma-informed counseling support from the Sojourner House Providence College Advocate. Additionally, both the Sojourner House and Day One have confidential helplines that provide 24/7 support and help to victims of sexual violence.
Sojourner House Advocate for Providence College
The Sojourner House – Serving victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking
24/7 Helpline: 401.765.3232
The Sojourner House RI
Day One – Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center
24 Hour Helpline: 1.800.494.8100
Day One Rhode Island
Other On-Campus Resources for Students
These resources, as well as all other College employees, are mandated reporters of sexual misconduct or relationship violence and are obligated to report any incidents they learn of to the Title IX Coordinator. While these resources are not classified as confidential under Title IX, all resources do their best to keep information as private and discrete as possible.
Title IX Coordinators
Office of Public Safety
Huxley Avenue Gate
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Residence Life
24/7 On Call: 401.639.9110
Public Safety Silent Witness Form
The Silent Witness Form allows anyone on campus to anonymously report an incident to the Office of Public Safety. This form should NOT be used to report crimes or emergencies that require immediate attention. For immediate help, call 865-2222 or 911.
Police & Medical Resources
Providence Police Department
Special Victims Unit: 401.243.6331
Special Victims Unit Law Enforcement Advocate: 401.243.6338
Learn more about reporting to police and the role of the Law Enforcement Advocate
Women and Infants Hospital
101 Dudley St, Providence RI 02905
Emergency Room: 401.274.1750
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St, Providence RI 02903
Emergency Room: 401.444.5411
Making an Official Report
In addition to seeking support from the above resources, Providence College strongly encourages individuals who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct or relationship violence to officially report the incident so that the College can respond promptly, effectively, and equitably, in accordance with our Title IX Grievance Procedures.
We recognize that the decision to make an official report can be a difficult one and that many dynamics impact an individual’s decision to file or not file a report. When making a report, you need not know what particular course of action to pursue or how to label what happened. Please click below to learn more about how we support individuals who choose to file a report with the College and/or the Providence Police.
- The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE
- The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence
- Male Survivor: preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence works to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence.
- The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and to promote prevention on college campuses.
- Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness provides education and training for communities to respond effectively to women who are experiencing relationship abuse.
- The Network/La Red: a Boston organization offering information on LGBT domestic violence in English and Spanish.
- The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project provides resources, training and publishes an annual domestic violence report.
- “Wheels” is an adaption of the Power and Control Wheel Model.
- Right to Be (formerly Hollaback!)is a movement to end harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.