Upon receipt of a report of Sexual Misconduct, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Exploitation, or Retaliation, the College will contact the Complainant regarding supportive measures. Supportive measures are also available for Respondents, and the Title IX Coordinator will meet with each party individual regarding supportive measures.

Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services that are available without fee or charge, and are designed to protect the safety of all parties.

Supportive measures include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Counseling
  • Extension of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
  • Modification of work or class schedules
  • Campus escort services
  • Mutual orders of no contact
  • Changes in work or housing locations
  • Leaves of absences
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas

Survivor Support

On-Campus Resources

Counseling Center Marian Hall, 2nd Floor 617-735-9920
Campus Safety Administration Building, Room 139 617-735-9888
Health Services Marian Hall, 2nd Floor 617-264-7678
Residence Life + Housing St. Ann Hall, Lower Level

Off-Campus Resources

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656- HOPE (4673)
RAINN is a 24/7 national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault. When a victim calls the 800 number, the call will be routed instantaneously to the rape crisis center nearest the caller.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.

Contact the Boston Police Department (BPD) to report sexual violence which occurred in the city of Boston.
617-343-4633
1 Schroeder Plaza,
Boston, Massachusetts

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
617-667-8141

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
617-492-RAPE

Boston Police Department, Sexual Assault Division
911 or 617-343-4400

Fenway Community Health Center's Violence Recovery Center
617-927-6250

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Not Alone
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.

Where to get help for PTSD

Understanding PTSD Informational Packet

Support for the Respondent

  • Do not contact the complainant.
  • Contact the Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators.
  • Title IX Coordinators will explain the College's procedures for addressing sexual misconduct complaints, explain the rights and responsibilities of the Complainant and Respondent, explain the prohibition against retaliation and explain the grievance process.
  • You have the right to receive notice of the allegations.
  • You have the right to the opportunity to be heard and present your side and any witnesses that you identify in support of your side.
  • You have the opportunity to have an advisor of your choice from the Emmanuel community present.
  • You have the right to a prompt and equitable investigation.
  • You will have the opportunity to fully provide your side to the investigator.
  • You have access to counseling and psychiatric Services.
  • As a College employee, you have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting

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.

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.

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.

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.

Counseling Center:
Confidential counselors can be found in the Counseling Center. 

Health Services:
Confidential counselors can be found in Health Services. 

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.

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.

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