Harassment, Prevention, and Response
Boston University is committed to fostering a safe learning environment for all members of the University community and preventing sexual misconduct. All forms of sexual misconduct, including rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment are violations of Boston University’s policies, whether they happen on campus or off campus.
- Step Up Step In BU (SUSIBU): SUSIBU is BU’s primary sexual violence prevention program offered through SARP. This interactive training raises awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault on campus and how BU community members can seek to prevent it. SUSIBU is available to students, faculty, and staff. Registration for a SUSIBU training can be done through Eventbrite or by emailing SARP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Terriers Connect: This training program teaches members of the BU community to identify distress, communicate with and support students, and provide accurate information for referrals to the appropriate mental health resources. Email email@example.com attend a training or set up a training for your campus group or department.
- Sexual Misconduct: You can visit this webpage to read about BU’s policies regarding sexual misconduct and to learn about what actions you can take if you experience sexual harassment
- Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP): SARP provides professional, rapid, confidential, and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to BU students who have experienced a traumatic incident. Their focus is sexual trauma and rape. They assist survivors of physical assault, interpersonal violence, and other crimes. They maintain your confidentiality. Call SARP 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 617-353-SARP (7277).
- Title IX & BU Policies: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities.
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to anyone who has experienced sexual violence, their families, and their friends. Call BARCC 24-Hour Hotline at (800) 841-8371.