Title IX

Resource and Reporting Options for Sexual Misconduct

Emergency Assistance for mysafety

On-campus call:
Campus safety at 617-731-7777


Off campus call 911

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To understand Pine Manor College’s Title IX policies and procedures

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct, including the provision of interim measures, and final administrative decisions. He also oversees the College’s prevention efforts. You are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator at: 617-731-7143.
For more information and to get a copy of the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, please email: TitleIX@pmc.edu

To report a criminal concern 
Sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking are crimes. The College encourages you to contact Campus Safety at 617-731-7777, or the local police for the place where the incident occurred, if you want to report to the police.

To get medical help:

If you want to have evidence collection completed for possible criminal action, go to a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner designated hospital. They provide the most comprehensive care through the evidence collection kit. If you choose this option, avoid showering brushing your teeth, urinating, eating, drinking, or changing clothes, if possible. You can learn more about his process at www.SurviveRape.org

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rape Crisis Intervention Program, Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston Ma
617-667-4645

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
617-732-5636

To talk, or find out about accommodations or assistance:

There are confidential resources both on and off campus that can provide you with support while allowing you the time and space you need to process your experience. They can also provide you with basic information about your options and available resources that can help with court ordered and camps based no contact orders, safety planning, housing, class or work accommodations, legal advice and financial assistance. You can also talk to other member of Pine Manor College’s community; however, please note that faculty and most staff are NOT confidential resources. This means they will report information about sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, who will then determine how to respond, taking into account your wishes. The College may also notify the police. 

To report a concern to Pine Manor College and get support:

You can report a concern to the Title IX Coordinator. He or she will explain all of your options and resources more fully, and attend to any immediate needs for your safety and wellbeing such as safety planning, no contact orders, housing and work accommodations, and counseling. If you want, he or she can also initiate a college investigation into the incident. Although it’s rare, they may have to investigate regardless to protect the safety of others. The Title IX Coordinator will protect your privacy by limiting the people with whom he or she shares information. It is against Pine Manor College policy for anyone to retaliate.

To understand Pine Manor College’s Title IX policies and procedures

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct, including the provision of interim measures, and final administrative decisions. He also oversees the College’s prevention efforts. You are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Bo Opava, Vice President for Administration, at: 617-731-7143. For more information and to get a copy of the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, please email: TitleIX@pmc.edu

To report a criminal concern

Sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking are crimes. The College encourages you to contact Campus Safety at 617-731-7777, or the local police for the place where the incident occurred, if you want to report to the police. 

Confidential Resources, On and Off Campus
Counseling Services, 617-731-7172
The college offers confidential counseling services Monday-Friday. 


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), 617-492-8309, www.barcc.org
BARCC provides counseling, legal advice, and advocacy to help you consider your options; medical advocates to accompany you to the hospital, and legal advocacy. All services are free and available to sexual assault/harassment/stalking survivors, and their friends/family. 

The Network La Red, 617-742-4911, www.tnlr.org
Provides free advocacy, support, and safety planning for LGBTQ victims of domestic and dating violence. 

REACH, 781-891-0724, www.reachma.org
Provides free safety planning, advocacy, support, 24 hour hotline staffed by domestic violence crisis counselors at 800-899-4000; shelter and support services to victims of domestic and dating violence

Fenway Health Center LGBTQ Help Line, 617-267-9001, www.fenwayhealth.org
Provides comprehensive health services for the LGBTQ community and beyond. Also provides support via the above help line.

Victims Right Law Center, 617-399-6720, www.victimrights.org
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) provides free lawyers to represent you on court ordered no contact orders, school based complaints, immigration, and other legal matters related to sexual assault. 

RECOMMENDED SANE HOSPITALS

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rape Crisis Intervention Program
Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
617-667-4645

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E)
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
617-732-5636 

Non-Confidential Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator, Bo Opava, Vice President for Administration, at: 617-731-7143, will provide you with an in-depth description of your options and resources both on and off campus, and provide you with accommodations you may need to support you. The Title IX Coordinator investigates cases.

Campus Safety, 617-731-7777 (emergency line); 617-731-7192 (non-emergency)

Will take reports and will assist in connecting you to emergency medical services

Really Important Definitions to Know

Consent is… informed, freely, and actively given words, or actions that indicate an agreement to engage in activity. Consent to some form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity. Consent to sexual activity may be withdrawn at any time. Consent must be obtained at every stage of sexual interaction. Lack of verbal or physical resistance does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating, sexual, or social relationship by itself does not constitute consent. The manner of dress of a person does not constitute consent. A drunk or otherwise impaired person cannot give consent.

Dating/Domestic Violence is… abuse of a dating partner

or family/household member (including roommates). Abuse can be verbal, emotional, psychological, financial, physical or sexual in nature and can involve engagingin a pattern of behavior to gain or maintain power and control over the other person. Engaging in harassing, taunting, or any other form of verbally abusive behavior via social media also constitutes acts of violence. 

Gender-Based Harassment is… unwelcome behavior of a nonsexual nature based on a person’s actual or perceived sex, including behavior based on gender identity, gender expression, and non-conformity with gender stereotypes.

Sexual Assault is… any kind of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. 

Sexual Exploitation is… taking advantage of another person for the benefit of the exploiter or others and may occur within the context of actual or attempted abuse of a positon of vulnerability, power, or trust. 

Sexual Harassment is…unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature including sexual advances and request for sexual favors. 

Stalking is… engaging in a course of behavior, acts, or threats directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress. The behavior, acts, or threats involved in stalking may involve communication delivered via mail, phone, email, social media, instant messaging, internet communications and other various methods of contact via the internet. 

If Someone Discloses To You

Care. Be compassionate. Listen, don’t judge. Avoid “why” questions. Ensure safety. If you are a faculty or staff member (including student staff), tell the person upfront that you will have to share information with the Title IX Coordinator, and that requesting that the College not investigate is an option. 

Connect. Please share this link and encourage that person to seek additional support.

Contact. Faculty and staff members (including student staff) contact the Title IX Coordinator right away. Don’t share the information, outside of the report to the Title IX Coordinator, with others unless you need to as a part of the College’s response.

All reports of sexual misconducts must be reported by a phone call.

      

 

 

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