Leveraging the people and places of Boston for inspiration, students in the English Department's "Ethics in Documentary Film" course grapple with the challenges and questions raised by creative work.
Are College Employees Mandated Reporters?
If you disclose to a College employee (including faculty members), they are required to report this information to a Title IX Coordinator for investigation. The College has designated certain personnel as confidential counselors.
What if I am concerned about confidentiality?
If you are concerned about confidentiality, discuss this issue first with the College's confidential counselors, who will be able to explain various options you may take and the implications for each option and direct you to other on- or off-campus resources as appropriate.
Who will information be disclosed to?
Throughout the course of an investigation, information will be disclosed only to select officials who have an essential need-to-know in order to carry out their college responsibilities. Dissemination of information and/or written materials to persons not involved in the complaint procedure is not permitted.
Will my parents be told?
In the event of major medical, disciplinary or academic jeopardy, students are strongly encouraged to inform their parents. College officials will directly inform parents when requested to do so by a student. While the College takes seriously an accuser's request for confidentiality, in certain instances where a health or safety emergency exist, or if the College determines such communication is otherwise deemed appropriate, parents may be contacted.
Who are Confidential Counselors?
Brenda Hawks, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
Sasha Broustovetskaia, Ph.D.
Patrick Hagan, M.S.W.
Susan Marder, LMHC
Mission and Ministry
Fr. John Spencer, S.J LICSW
Linda Corinne, NP
Lauren Davis, NP
Although we encourage the reporting of campus criminal activity to Campus Safety, in some instances community members may choose to file a report with the College and school officials. Reports of criminal behavior reported to these officials are included in the annual disclosure of criminal statistics included in this report.
With the permission of the survivor, the Director of Campus Safety can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the survivor's identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with the survivor's wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of the survivor and others. With such information, the College can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant and alert the campus community to any potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are included and disclosed in the annual crime statistics report.
Criminal activity may also reported to the Boston Police at 617-343-4200 or 911 for an emergency. Any matter outside the jurisdiction of the local police is reported to the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2300.
Amnesty under Halo's Rule
Sometimes students are reluctant to report an incident of sexual misconduct as alcohol or other drugs were involved. In cases of sexual assault, the College will grant amnesty from violations of alcohol or drug policies to students who file a report and/or who were victimized by an act of sexual misconduct.