Reporting Gender-Based Misconduct
The College encourages victims of gender-based misconduct to talk to somebody about what happened, so that victims can get the support they need, and the College can respond appropriately. Babson will take seriously every report of gender-based misconduct, offering complainants appropriate support and allowing them to maintain as much control as possible over their individual situations. When considering who to speak with about something that happened, it is important for victims to understand the difference between confidential, private, and nonconfidential reporters.
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 a “privileged communication.” For more details, please visit the Confidential or Private Reporting Section.
Other employees (e.g., the Babson College Safe Hotline, the Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, campus chaplains, etc.) have been designated by the College to be able to speak confidentially with a victim of sexual assault. Generally, a staff person designated 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.
For more details, please visit the Confidential or Private Reporting Section.
All other Babson faculty and staff, including Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors, are considered “responsible employees” and are required to report all the details of an incident (including the identities of both the victim and respondent, when provided) to the Title IX Coordinator. A disclosure to a responsible employee constitutes a report to the College, and generally obligates the College to review the incident and take appropriate steps to address the situation. For more details, please visit the Reporting to College section.