REPORTING GENDER-BASED MISCONDUCT

One of the most important things a victim of gender-based misconduct can do is tell someone about it, whether that be the police, a friend, a counselor, a family member, a staff member or a rape crisis center. Deciding whom to talk to can be difficult, as such Babson has a number of resources available to you to help you and to assist you in keeping a sense of control.

Babson will take seriously every report of gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct, offering complainants appropriate support and allowing them to maintain as much control as possible over their individual situations. The College recognizes that a complainant may desire confidentiality and may request that the College not investigate or pursue resolution of a report. In such cases, the College will maintain confidentiality to the extent permitted by law and other safety considerations. However, the College may determine that it must investigate and pursue resolution of a report, and take whatever measures it deems necessary in response to a charge of sexual misconduct in order to protect the rights, interests and personal safety of the Babson community.

If you want your report to remain confidential, your options for confidential resources are: the physicians and nurse practitioners at Health Services; the counselors, psychologists, psychiatrist, and social workers at Babson Counseling Services (provided by Human Relations Services, Inc.); and some of the chaplains in the Office of Faith and Service. Contact information for these resources is below.

The College provides many other, non-confidential resources to students who have been victims of gender-based discrimination. Although the College encourages all students to seek help by means of speaking to someone, it is important to keep in mind that the College is required by law to review and attempt to resolve any allegation of gender-based discrimination that is reported to any College official with the exception of those receiving parties that are confidential resources.

The College also has a duty to report sexual misconduct to Public Safety for federal statistical reporting purposes (as dictated by the Clery Act). All personally identifiable information is kept confidential, but statistical information must be reported regarding the type of incident and its general location (on or off-campus, in the surrounding area, but no addresses are given) for publication in the annual Campus Security Report. This report helps to provide the community with a clear picture of the extent and nature of campus crime, to ensure greater community safety.

Students are strongly encouraged to report alleged sexual misconduct immediately in order to maximize the College's ability to respond promptly in an effective manner. The College will investigate all reports of alleged sexual misconduct, as well as any other type of gender discrimination, against a student regardless of the time that has passed since the incident and its reporting. The College will, in no circumstances, allow an impending graduation to compromise its investigatory and/or adjudicative processes. The conferral of a degree may therefore be held, if necessary, until resolution of any gender-based misconduct charges, provided that a hearing opportunity is scheduled in a prompt manner that can accommodate the parties and their witnesses.

Confidential Reporting Options

On Campus

Some professional staff members at the College (e.g., Health Services and Counseling Services) are required by law to maintain near complete confidentiality. Sharing information with them is sometimes referred to as "privileged communication". 

Professional and Pastoral Counselors and Healthcare Professionals:
Professional, licensed counselors and pastoral counselors who provide mental-health counseling to members of the school community (and including those who act in that role under the supervision of a licensed counselor) as well as physicians and nurse practitioners are not required to report any information about an incident to the Title IX coordinator without a victim's permission. Contact information for these individuals follows below: 

The physicians and nurse practitioners in Health Services, on the first floor of Hollister Hall. You can reach Health Services by calling 1-781-239-6363 or you can make an appointment online at babson.medicatconnect.com. 

The counselors, psychologists, psychiatrist, and social workers at Babson Counseling Services (provided by Human Relations Services, Inc.). HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley. However, the Director of Counseling Services and the Assistant Director of Counseling Services both have offices in Health Services, on the first floor of Hollister Hall and are on-campus Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. You can make an appointment by contacting Lindsay Segar, the Assistant Director of Counseling at 781-239-4407 or lsegar@babson.edu. If you prefer to call HRS directly, you may call 781-235-4950. Please note: the College provides all students with 10 pre-paid counseling sessions per year. Transportation to HRS can be provided by Babson Community Service Officers through Public Safety. 

Some of the chaplains in the Office of Faith and Service located in the Glavin Chapel and can be contacted by calling 781-239-5623:
  • Christian Chaplain, Todd Humphreys 
  • Catholic Priest, Daniel P. Horan, OFM 
  • UU Minister, Jenny Rankin 

Off Campus

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24-Hour Hotline
1-800-841-8371
BARCC provides info and referrals for rape, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence. BARCC also provides individual and group counseling, support groups, and accompaniment to local hospitals and police stations. 

Jane Doe Inc./Safelink
1-877-785-2020 
Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence confidential hotline). 

Fenway Health
1-800-834-3242
The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.​​​

Private Reporting Options 

Other employees (e.g., campus chaplains) have been designated by the College to be able to speak confidentially with a victim of sexual assault. Generally, a staff person designed as a "private" source will only report an incident that has occurred without revealing any personally identifying information. Disclosures to these employees will not trigger a College investigation into an incident against the victim's wishes. 

Non-clinical Counselors and Advocates:

Some professional staff members who work in Health Services and the Office of Faith and Service (other than those listed above) can generally talk to a victim without revealing any personally identifying information about an incident to the College. A victim can seek assistance and support from these individuals without triggering a College investigation that could reveal the victim’s identity or that the victim has disclosed the incident.

While maintaining a victim’s confidentiality, these individuals or their office must report the nature, date, time, and general location of an incident to the Title IX Coordinator. This limited report – which includes no information that would directly or indirectly identify the victim – helps keep the Title IX Coordinator informed of the general extent and nature of sexual violence on and off campus so the coordinator can track patterns, evaluate the scope of the problem, and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. Before reporting any information to the Title IX Coordinator, these individuals will consult with the victim to ensure that no personally identifying details are shared with the Title IX Coordinator.

Following is contact information for these non-clinical counselors and advocates:

  • Miranda Nordell, 781-239-5852, Health Educator in Health Services
  • Denning Aaris, Assistant Director of Faith and Service 781-239-5969

Campus Chaplains in the Office of Faith and Service, Glavin Chapel, 781-239-5623:

  • Muslim Chaplain, Bilal Mirza
  • Hillel Director and Jewish Chaplain, Patti Sheinman
  • Ecumenical Chaplain, Rev. Jenny Rankin
  • Hindu Chaplain, Vaishali Gupta
  • Undergraduate Christian Chaplain, Erin Raffensperger
  • Graduate Christian Chaplain, Marianne Smith
  • Shabbat Coordinator, Rosita Fine

Non-Confidential Reporting Options

Babson Public Safety

781-239-5555


Title IX Coordinator

Donna Bonaparte

781-239-6434

 

Office of Community Standards

Colleen Ryan, Assistant Dean

Jaclyn Calovine Quinlan, Assistant Director

781-239-6344

 

Student Affairs

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

Lawrence P. Ward, Ed. D

781-239-4218

 

Office of Residence Life

781-239-4438

You may speak with your Resident Assistant, your Area Director, the Assistant Directors, or Director of Residence Life

 

Office of Academic Services

Class Deans

781-239-4075


Dean On-Call

If a student would like to formally report to a College official after-hours, but would prefer not to file a report with Public Safety, they may contact Public Safety at 781-239-5555 and ask to be placed in contact with the Dean On-Call. The student is not required to indicate why s/he is contacting the Dean On-Call. The Dean On-Call will connect the student with the resource s/he requires. The Deans On-Call are full-time student affairs administrators at the College who rotate on-call to manage after-hour emergencies.