Support and Assistance for Students

  • If you feel like you're in danger, call for help as soon as you can:

    • Williamstown Police: Dial 911
    • Campus Safety and Security: Dial 413-597-4444
  • If the assault happened within the past few days...

    • You may want to seek medical care or preserve evidence of what happened. You don't have to go to the hospital to do it. Here are details to frequently asked questions about medical care after sexual assault.
    • Learn more about Williams' many means of increasing safety, support, and accommodation for survivors.
    • Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX protects you from discrimination at college.

    Steps you can take anytime...

    Seek out a friend, family member, or anyone you trust to talk to. You may not want or feel able to make quick decisions yet. That's OK: You can use the following resources whenever you're ready, no matter how much time has passed. Your conversations with the college services on the list below will be kept private unless there is an ongoing threat to the community. Learn more about confidentiality and privacy.

    • Health Center staff clinical staff, 413-597-2206
    • Psych Services clinical staff, 413-597-2353
    • Chaplains, 413-597-2483
    • Meg Bossong, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response x413-597-4977
    • SASS advocates (Carolina Echenique, Donna Denelli-Hess, Jennifer Chuks, and Mike Evans): The SASS team consists of specially trained staff members. Upon notification that an assault has occurred, a SASS member will respond immediately and be available to provide counseling and support to the survivor. The SASS member will work with the survivor to ascertain medical needs, reporting options and ongoing counseling opportunities. A SASS member can accompany you to medical or legal appointments, to the Dean’s office or Campus Safety, or through any other part of the process of recovery.  This team of trained professionals is available 24 hours a day and can be reached at (413) 597-3000.

    Confidential resources off-campus include:

    • Elizabeth Freeman Center  413-499-2425
    • Any local or national rape crisis center or certified rape crisis counselor
    • Chaplains or clergy
    • Licensed medical or mental health professionals
    • Private attorneys