Immediate Help

View a flowchart of the options available after a sexual assault


1. Get to a safe place.

2. Think about calling someone for support. You can call a friend, family member, or any of the resources listed on this site. Calling someone can often help you get the support you need. Here are some of the on and off campus resources you can contact at any time of the day:
Confidential Resources are marked with an *

  • Campus Safety and Security: 207-725-3500 (emergency); 207-725-3314 (non-emergency);
  • *Counselor on call: 207-725-3314
  • Dean on call: 207-725-3314
  • *Safe Space Members
  • *Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM): 800-822-5999
  • *Family Crisis Services: 1-800-537-6066 (Portland office: (207) 874-1973)

3. Contemplate getting medical care. Instances of sexual violence and/or dating violence may require medical attention. You do not have to report an instance of sexual assault to seek medical care. However, if you would like to have a forensic exam to collect any possible evidence, it is better to go to the hospital sooner rather than later. Here are some options:

  • The Health Center: 207-725-3770; on-call: 207-725-3314, 3rd Floor Buck Center
  • Mid Coast Hospital: for emergencies call 911, 207-729-0181, 123 Medical Center

4. Consider filing a report. On and off campus reporting processes are available. At Bowdoin, you can complete the Online Report Form (you may remain anonymous) or contact Benje Douglas, The Director of Title IX and Compliance, at 207-721-5189 (office), 207-798-0209 (cell), or bdouglas@bowdoin.edu. You can also call the Brunswick Police (911; 207-725-6659) to make a statement and receive support from Bowdoin through a criminal investigation.