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Title IX and Endicott College’s Response to Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds or financial assistance prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities. It reads, in relevant part,

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The College will act to prevent, address, and eliminate all forms of gender-based discrimination and misconduct, which includes five transgressions specifically identified as Title IX violations: sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. The College has policies, procedures, and practices that facilitate prompt, thorough, and fair investigations and adjudication of complaints of gender-based and sexual misconduct, whether they are Title IX violations or not. Additionally, through programs, services, and outreach, the College fosters an environment that raises awareness of these issues while providing support to those who experience gender-based discrimination or any form of sexual harassment or misconduct. 

Reporting

Anyone who has been subject to any sexual misconduct is encouraged to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators listed below. Students are also encouraged to report any incident to any residence director, residence assistant or other student affairs personnel. Employees are encouraged to inform their manager and/or human resources staff.

Submit A Report To Title IX

If you have made a report under Title IX, interim/supportive measures are available to support you. Accommodations can be made to those who report Title IX in academics, living arrangements, transportation, and on-campus work. If you need interim/supportive measures, simply email the Title IX Coordinator.

Need-to-Know Information

Endicott has caring, trained professionals available to help in crisis situations. If you or a friend have been harmed or threatened, or you have any concern about your personal safety, please do not be afraid to ask for help.

Confidentiality

The College encourages all Endicott community members to report an incidence of sexual misconduct. However, the College recognizes that not every individual will be prepared to make a report to the College or to law enforcement. For those individuals who are not prepared to make a report, several resources are available with staff who are obligated by law to maintain confidentiality, below:

ChaplainGail Cantor, at the Interfaith Chapel or at 978-232-2163.

Counseling Center: In an emergency, contact Public Safety at 978-232-2222 to put you in contact with the counselor on call. During office hours, you may contact the Counseling Center at 978-232-2106.

Health Center: 978-232-2104

North Shore Rape Crisis Center 24-hour Hotline: 800-922-8772

If an individual requests that a report of sexual misconduct remain confidential, the College will make all reasonable efforts to preserve the confidentiality of and prevent the disclosure of the identities of the parties involved in a sexual misconduct matter. However, information regarding alleged sexual misconduct must be handled in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Individuals should understand, for example, that under conditions of potential imminent harm to the community, the College may be required by law to inform law enforcement and the community.

  • Contact Information for Outside Government Agencies

    Individuals who believe that they have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or other acts of unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation may contact the government agencies set forth below and use the complaint procedures established by those agencies to file a complaint (using the College’s complaint process does not prohibit an individual form filing a complaint with these agencies.

    The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    John F. Kennedy Federal Building
    475 Government Center
    Boston, MA 02203
    617-565-3200800-669-4000

    Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD)
    One Ashburton Place, Sixth Floor, Room 601
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-994-6000

    Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
    United States Department of Education
    8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109-0111

Nearest SANE-designated Hospitals

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services are available near Endicott College.
  • North of Boston

    Northeastern MA

    Adult/adolescent SANE services for Essex County.

    Regional Coordinator

    Deb Perry, MSN, BS, RN, SANE, CEN
    Phone: (978) 478-8138
    Deborah.Perry@state.ma.us

    MDPH Designated SANE site hospitals

    Lawrence General Hospital
    (Operating 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week)
    1 General St.
    Lawrence, MA 01842-0389
    (978) 683-4000
    info@lawrencegeneral.org

    Lowell General Hospital
    295 Varnum Avenue
    Lowell, MA 01854
    (978) 937-6000

    Northeastern region rape crisis centers

    YWCA of Greater Lawrence
    38 Lawrence St.
    Lawrence MA 01840
    24/7 Hotline: (877) 509-9922
    TTY: (978) 686-8840
    Office: (978) 687-0331

    YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center
    20 Central Avenue
    Suite 510
    Lynn, MA 01901
    Hotline: (800) 922-8772
    Office: (781) 477-2313

    Center for Hope and Healing
    144 Merrimack St.
    Suite 304
    Lowell, MA 01852
    24/7 Hotline: (800) 542-5212
    TTY: (978) 452-8723
    Office: (978) 452-7721

    More Information Available At mass.gov
  • Greater Boston

    Greater Boston MA

    Adult/adolescent SANE services for Norfolk, Suffolk, and Middlesex counties.

    Regional Coordinators

    Claire Shastany, RN, SANE
    Greater Boston, MA Regional Coordinator
    Phone: (781) 718-9164
    Claire.Shastany@state.ma.us

    Laurie Ferguson, RN, SANE
    Greater Boston, MA Operational Coordinator
    Phone: (781) 718-6731
    Laurie.Ferguson@state.ma.us

    MDPH Designated SANE site hospitals

    Beth Israel Deaconess Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
    (617) 667-7000

    Boston Medical Center
    One Boston Medical Center Place
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 638-6800

    Brigham and Women's
    75 Francis St.
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 732-5500

    Cambridge Hospital
    (Operating 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week)
    1493 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    (617) 665-2300

    Children's Hospital — Boston
    300 Longwood Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 355-6000

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit St.
    Boston, MA 02114-2622
    (877) 424-5678

    Newton Wellesley Hospital
    2014 Washington St.
    Newton, MA 02462
    (617) 243-6000

    Boston region rape crisis centers

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
    99 Bishop Allen Drive
    Cambridge MA 02139 (additional locations in Boston)

    24/7 Hotline: (800) 841-8371
    TTY: (617) 492-6434
    Office: (617) 492-8306

    More Information Available At mass.gov