Title IX Support and Resources

Babson encourages students and employees who have experienced any form of gender-based misconduct, including but not limited to Title IX Prohibited Conduct, to report such misconduct to Babson’s Title IX Coordinator.

However, the College also wants students to seek support from persons who are trusted to them and in an environment that feels safe to them, and recognizes that some students and employees may wish to receive confidential support, without having their experiences reported to Babson’s Title IX Coordinator or other College administrators. Therefore, the College offers “confidential resources” to support both Babson students and employees.

Babson students can contact any of the following Babson confidential resources whether they are living or studying on campus, or participating in College programs remotely. These resources can assist students who have been impacted by potential gender-based misconduct regardless of when or where an incident occurred:

Babson College SAFE Hotline: The College maintains a 24/7 crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates who are ready to help Babson students who have experienced gender-based misconduct. Babson students, as well as campus partners, can call the SAFE hotline if they would like to speak with a confidential resource either for general support, or to answer questions about evidence preservation, medical attention or any other available options. The SAFE hotline number is: 781-239-7233 (SAFE).

Babson Health Services: Students wishing to see or consult with clinicians and nurse practitioners at Babson Health Services can make an appointment online at babson.medicatconnect.com, or by calling 1-781-239-6363. Health Services is located on the first floor of Hollister Hall.

Babson Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS is a confidential resource that supports students with any personal challenges they are experiencing, and also can assess students’ needs and make referrals when appropriate to off-campus resources. Students can contact CAPS by emailing CAPS@babson.edu or calling 781-239-6200 during business hours. CAPS is located in the Park Manor South Annex.

Babson’s Wellness and Prevention Services: This department provides confidential support and advocacy for students who have been impacted by sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or intimate partner abuse, and also provides confidential support for students who have been impacted by use and misuse of alcohol and/or other drugs. Babson’s Director of Wellness and Prevention Services, and other staff of this office assist students who have experienced gender-based misconduct and want to request supportive measures, including academic, housing, or employment accommodations from the College. Babson will grant academic and housing accommodations when accommodations are requested and readily available. In addition, confidential staff in this this office frequently assist students who have questions about reporting and other options available to them, both within and outside of Babson. The office can be reached at wellness@babson.edu or by calling 781-239-5200.

Babson’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life: Babson chaplains representing a variety of faiths are available to provide confidential support and guidance to Babson students. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is located on the 1st floor of the Glavin Chapel, and chaplains can be reached by calling 781-239-5623.

In addition, community resources (see below), which are not affiliated with the College, also are available to provide medical assistance and other confidential support for individuals who have been impacted by gender-based misconduct.

Babson confidential resources will not share with either the College or with law enforcement any identifiable information about those they are supporting or incidents disclosed to them by that person, without that person’s permission, unless:

  • sharing information is necessary to address imminent risk of harm the person they are supporting, or to protect the safety of others who are at risk of imminent harm;
  • they learn information involving abuse of minors (under the age of 18 in Massachusetts), persons with disabilities, or the elderly which they are legally required to report to government authorities; or
  • if required by a valid subpoena or court order to provide testimony.

Babson confidential resources may report non-identifiable statistical information about incidents disclosed to them without disclosing any identifying information about involved parties under the following circumstances:

  • Massachusetts General Laws chapter 112, §12A 1/2 requires medical personnel to report to the Commonwealth and the police in the town where a rape or sexual assault occurred data concerning any and all cases of rape and sexual abuse where the survivor seeks medical treatment. However, the data that must be reported does not include the survivor’s name, address or other identifying information;
  • A Federal law known as the Clery Act requires Babson employees who have been designated as ‘campus security authorities’ to report to Babson Public Safety non-identifying statistical information about crimes which reportedly occurred on campus or on College controlled property so that Public Safety can determine if the incident should be included among the crime statistics the College is required to publish each year in its Annual Security Report (ASR); and
  • Babson confidential resources may, without disclosing individuals’ identities, report to the Title IX Coordinator the general nature, date and location of a reported incident, to help keep the Title IX Coordinator informed about the extent and nature of sexual misconduct occurring on and off campus. Such reporting assists Babson’s ability to track patterns, evaluate the scope of a problem and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. However, before reporting any such information to the Title IX Coordinator, confidential resources will consult with the impacted individual(s) to ensure that their personally identifying details are not shared with the Title IX Coordinator

Babson College provides all employees with free access to a confidential Employee Assistance Program, which can provide support and resource information relating to any personal concerns an employee may be experiencing. Babson’s EAP provider, KGA, is available to support Babson employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employees can call KGA at 800-648-9557, or visit KGA’s website.

Recognizing that some Babson community members may wish to seek confidential support from a resource that is not affiliated with the College, Babson has assembled the following list of some free and confidential community resources which provide support for individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence or abusive relationships:

Boston Area Rape Crisis Counseling Center (BARCC)

Wellesley Police Domestic Violence Hotline – Confidential

Jane Doe Inc. (Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence confidential and multilingual statewide 24/7 hotline)

REACH Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (24 hour crisis line)

Fenway Health (24 hour hotline and other resources focused on LGBTQI community)

Local hospitals that perform SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examination)

Additional online resources include:

National Center for Victims of Crime

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Babson College will provide reasonable support, upon request, to students and employees who have been impacted by gender-based misconduct, regardless of where or when an incident occurred, or whether the misconduct involved another Babson community member. Supportive measures may include: counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, changes in housing or work locations, modifications of class or work schedules, campus escort services or other transportation assistance, removal of one’s contact information from the Campus Directory, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campus, referral for an evidence collection exam at an appropriate hospital in cases of recent sexual violence, College issued No Contact Orders or No Trespass Orders, and other similar measures.

Babson community members can obtain support from the College regardless of whether they choose to file a formal complaint with the College or law enforcement, or participate in an investigation or other grievance process. Requests for supportive measures can be made directly to Babson’s Title IX Coordinator, or through a Babson designated Confidential Resource Provider. Babson Confidential Resource Providers who can assist students in requesting supportive measures are: caps@babson.edu and wellness@babson.edu. Employees who want assistance from a confidential resource in requesting supportive measures from Babson may contact KGA Associates, Babson’s Employee Assistance Provider, at 1-800-648-9557.