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Reporting Options & Resources

Non-Confidential Reports

The College offers a variety of resources to those community members who have experienced or been affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation. While the following resources are not bound by confidentiality, they will seek to keep information as confidential as possible and will only share information within the limited group of College personnel necessary to address the issues of prohibited conduct presented. 

  • Title IX Coordinator (and any Deputies)
  • EO Officer
  • Campus Police/Public Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Housing/Residence Life
  • Student Life/Student Affairs
  • Student Conduct
  • Disability Services
     
  • Complaint Form - You may submit a report electronically via the online Complaint Form. If you prefer, you may fax or send a hard copy of the form directly to the Title IX office, or to a member of the Title IX Team
     
  • Call/Email the Title IX Office - The Title IX Office may be reached at 617.879.7052 or titleix@massart.edu
     
  • Call Human Resources - The Human Resources Department may be reached at 617.879.7920
     
  • Notify a Mandatory Reporter - Consistent with the Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Retaliation, any trustee, administrator, department chair, program coordinator, manager or supervisor who has knowledge of or receives a report of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation, from a student or other member of the University community, is obligated to report the information to the EO Officer/Title IX Coordinator as soon as the employee becomes aware of it. This is true for sex-based discrimination and discriminatory harassment regardless of whether it rises to the Title IX definition of sexual harassment.
     
  • Contact Public Safety - MassArt Public Safety is available 24/7 at 617.879.7800 or public.safety@massart.edu
     
  • Call 911  - If you are off-campus, or need immediate assistance, please dial 911 to be connected with local law enforcement


Confidential Reports

If you are not ready to speak with a member of the Title IX Team, please know that there are confidential resources you may turn to. Persons who have experienced prohibited forms of sexual harassment under this policy may share information confidentially with designated employees (“Confidential Employees”) who cannot reveal identifying information to any third party unless one or more of the following conditions is present:

  • the individual has provided written consent to disclose information;
  • there is a concern about imminent harm to self or others;
  • the information concerns the neglect or abuse of someone who is a minor, elderly, or disabled; or
  • an employee has been charged with providing non-identifiable information for purposes of the Clery Act.

To make a Confidential Report of an incident of sexual misconduct, the following options are available.  Please note that a CONFIDENTIAL REPORT will NOT be shared with the Title IX Coordinator, unless and until you are ready. 

  • Speak with the Counseling and Wellness Center - Representatives of MassArt's Counseling and Wellness Center, located in Kennedy 222, may be reached at 617.879.7760 or counseling@massart.edu
     
  • Contact the Employee Assistance Program - The EAP is a benefit offered to faculty and staff of MassArt. The EAP offers confidential assistance and may be reached at 800.451.1834
     
  • Contact a Medical Professional or Member of the Clergy - Licensed healthcare professionals, acting in their licensed capacities, and pastoral counselors can offer confidential assistance

 

External Complaints

In addition to the College's procedures, if you believe you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation, you may contact or file a complaint with the appropriate governmental agencies listed below:

  • Office of Civil Rights - The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights enforces Title IX. OCR's Boston office may be reached at 617-289-0111 or OCR.Boston@ed.gov

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - The U.S. EEOC administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. The Boston office may be reached at 800.669.4000

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  MCAD is the Commonwealth’s chief civil rights agency charged with the authority to investigate, prosecute, adjudicate and resolve cases of discrimination. Please call 617.994.6000 for assistance

If you have any questions about your reporting options, please do not hesitate to contact the Title IX Office at 617.879.7052 or titleix@massart.edu.