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● issuing a no-contact order, helping arrange a change to on-campus housing, working arrangements or course schedules or adjustments for assignments or tests; and ● informing the complainant of the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement and obtaining protective orders through the courts – and providing the complainant with assistance if the complainant wishes to do so.
Students may also choose to take advantage of off-campus resources. Please see a comprehensive list below of off-campus resources in the Boston area. Off-campus counselors, advocates, and health care providers will generally maintain confidentiality and not share information with the College unless the individual requests the disclosure and signs a consent or waiver form.
While off-campus counselors and advocates may maintain an individual’s confidentiality by not informing the College, they may have reporting or other obligations under applicable law. These may include making reports to governmental agencies in cases involving minors, persons with disabilities and the elderly; a requirement to provide testimony in response to a subpoena; or where the individual is at risk of imminent harm to self or others.
● Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (“BARCC”) : offers a 24-hour hotline at 800-841-8371. BARCC provides comprehensive, free services including the hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, and accompaniment to local hospitals and police stations.
● Jane Doe Inc. (Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence confidential and : multilingual statewide hotline) offers a 24-hour hotline as well as a website to connect victims of sexual assault to local resources. 1-877-785-2020.
For the most up-to-date information about on and off campus resources, please visit our website:
When the College is made aware of an alleged violation of the gender-based misconduct policy, it will promptly take steps to ensure equal access to its programs and activities and protect the safety and well-being of affected individuals. The College will notify the complainant of their options to avoid contact with the respondent and allow the complainant to change extracurricular activities or the complainant’s living, transportation, dining, and working situation as appropriate. The specific interim measures implemented and the process for implementation will vary depending on the facts and circumstances, but interim measures may include no contact orders, changes in College housing accommodations, changes in academic schedule, withdrawal from a class without penalty, tutoring support, and other actions as appropriate. The College will also inform the student of their right to obtain protective orders through the courts. To the extent possible, interim measures will be imposed in a way that minimizes the burden on the complainant while balancing the rights of the respondent.
Interim measures will be provided irrespective of whether the individual reports a crime to law enforcement or files a formal complaint with the College. If confidentiality is requested, interim measures will still be implemented as feasible while preserving the privacy of the complainant as much as is possible.
At any point during the investigative process, the College may take other actions to stop the alleged harassment or discrimination, and protect the safety and well-being of any individual and/or the College community. These actions include, but are not limited to, College housing suspensions, campus access restrictions and College suspensions in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Interim action is preliminary, and shall remain in effect only until the gender-based misconduct process is complete and a decision is rendered by the College.
VI. REPORTING OPTIONS AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
The College encourages individuals who have experienced gender-based misconduct to promptly talk to somebody about what happened, so that they can get the support they need and the College can respond appropriately. The College will take seriously every report of gender-based misconduct, offering appropriate support and allowing individuals to maintain as much control as possible over their situation. When considering who to speak with
Confidential Reporting Some professional staff members at the College are required by law to maintain near complete confidentiality.
Private Reporting Other employees have been designated by the College to be able to speak privately with individuals who have experienced gender-based misconduct. Generally, a staff person designated as a “private” resource will only report statistical information about the incident without revealing any personally identifying information. Disclosures to these private resources will not generallytrigger a College investigation into an incident against the wishes of the individual disclosing the incident.
Non-Confidential Reporting All other College faculty and staff are “responsible employees” who are required to report all the details of an incident (including the identities of both the reporting party and respondent, when known) to the Title IX coordinator. Disclosure to a responsible employee constitutes a report to the College, and generally obligates the College to review the incident and to take prompt and appropriate steps to address the situation.
REPORTING OPTIONSA. Confidential and Private Resources Confidential resources not required to report any information about an incident to the Title IX coordinator or are
others at the College without an individual’s permission. Contact information for these individuals follows below:
● The physicians and nurse practitioners in Health Services, on the first floor of Hollister Hall. Health Services can be reached by calling 1-781-239-6363 or students can make an appointment online at babson.medicatconnect.com.
● The counselors, psychologists, psychiatrist, and social workers at Babson Counseling Services (provided by Human Relations Services, Inc.). HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley. However, the Director of Counseling Services and the Assistant Director of Counseling Services both have offices in the Wellness Center in Park Manor South and are on-campus Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Students can make an appointment by contacting Lindsay Segar, the Assistant Director of Counseling, at 781-239-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also call HRS directly, at 781-235-4950. Please note: the College provides all students with 8 pre-paid counseling sessions per year. Transportation to HRS can be provided by Babson Community Service Officers through Public Safety.
● Ordained chaplains in the Office of Faith and Service located in the Glavin Chapel, who can be contacted by calling 781-239-5623 cumenical Chaplain, Rev. Jenny Rankin E o atholic Priest, Daniel P. Horan, OFM C o Private resources. Some professional staff members can generally talk to individuals without revealing any personally identifying information about an incident to the College. Individuals can seek assistance and support from these individuals without triggering a College investigation that could reveal the individual’s identity or that the individual has disclosed the incident.
While maintaining an individual’s confidentiality, these individuals or their office must report the nature, date, time, and general location of an incident to the Title IX coordinator. This limited report – which includes no information that would directly or indirectly identify the individual – helps keep the Title IX coordinator informed of the general extent and nature of sexual misconduct on and off campus so the coordinator can track patterns, evaluate the scope of the problem, and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. Before reporting any information to the Title IX coordinator, these individuals will consult with the individual to ensure that no personally identifying details are shared with the Title IX coordinator.
Following is contact information for these private resources:
● Babson College Safe Hotline -the Hotline is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 781-239-7233(SAFE) ● Ashleigh Hala, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, located in the Wellness Center in Park Manor South, 781-239-5201 ● Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, TBD ● Denning Aaris, Assistant Director of Faith and Service, 781-239-5969 ● Campus Chaplains in the Office of Faith and Service, Glavin Chapel, 781-239-5623:
○ Catholic Chaplain, Crista Mahoney ○ Muslim Chaplain, Bilal Mirza ○ Hillel Director and Jewish Chaplain, Dena Trugman ○ Hindu Chaplain, Vaishali Gupta ○ Undergraduate Christian Chaplain, Ben Pierce ○ Graduate Christian Chaplain, Marianne Smith ● The administrative assistants (professional staff members) who work in Health Services and in the Wellness Center An individual who speaks to any of the confidential or private resources above must understand that, if the individual wants to maintain confidentiality and or privacy, the College may be unable to conduct an investigation into the particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against the respondent. Accordingly, the scope of the available remedies may be limited.
Nevertheless, confidential and private resources may still assist the individual in receiving other necessary protection and support, such as victim advocacy, academic support or accommodations, disability, health or mental health services, and changes to living, working or course schedules.
An individual who initially requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the College or report the incident to local law enforcement, and thus have the incident fully investigated.
NOTE: While these resources may maintain confidentiality vis-à-vis the College, they may have reporting or other obligations under applicable law. These may include making reports to governmental agencies in cases involving minors, persons with disabilities and the elderly; a requirement to provide testimony in response to a subpoena;
or where the individual is at risk of imminent harm to self or others.
B. Reporting to “Responsible Employees”
A “responsible employee” is a College employee who has the authority to redress gender-based misconduct, who has the duty to report incidents of gender-based or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. All such staff and faculty members, with the exception of those listed above are considered responsible employees. Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors are also considered responsible employees. When a complainant tells a responsible employee about an incident of gender-based misconduct, the College will take immediate and appropriate steps to review what happened and to address the matter promptly and equitably.
A responsible employee must promptly report to the Title IX coordinator all relevant details about the alleged gender-based misconduct shared by the complainant. The College will then need to determine what happened – including the names of the complainant and respondent(s) (if provided), any witnesses, and any other relevant facts, including the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident.
To the extent possible, information reported to a responsible employee will be shared only with those responsible for handling the College’s response to the report. A responsible employee should not share information with law enforcement without the complainant’s consent or unless the complainant has also reported the incident to law enforcement or the employee is otherwise required by law to do so.
Before a complainant reveals any information to a responsible employee, the employee should ensure that the complainant understands the employee’s reporting obligations – and, if the complainant wants to maintain confidentiality, direct the victim to confidential resources.