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 a health care provider at Babson Health Services can make an appointment by calling 781-239-6363 or coming by the front desk to schedule a visit. Health Services is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and a consulting physician who can assist you with your health concerns or make appropriate referrals to off campus services. Health Services is located on the first floor of Hollister Hall (room 130).

The health center offers sexual health counseling, reproductive health care, pregnancy tests, birth control, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) against HIV, gender affirming care, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, vaccinations (including but not limited to: HPV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B) and management of injuries. Emergency contraception is available for purchase at the front desk (no appointment needed).

Babson Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is a confidential resource that is available to all Babson students and offers various clinical services to support students with any personal challenges they are experiencing. For students who may have experienced sexual assault and/or other traumatic events, CAPS offers short-term mental health care at no additional cost, including therapy, medication consultation, referrals and case management when additional care services are indicated (e.g., longer-term and specialized care). CAPS also offers students the ability to meet with a clinician in the event of an emergency, or to consult with our on-call clinician, after hours. 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.

In addition, CAPS partners with Uwill, a telehealth platform, to offer every Babson student credits towards clinical teletherapy sessions at no cost to the student (see description of Uwill services below). Babson students also have unlimited access to a Uhelp 24/7 crisis support line, which is staffed by Uwill licensed clinicians. This crisis support line can be reached 24/7 by calling 781-239-6200, and selecting option #2.


Uwill is a leading student mental health and wellness provider that offers immediate access to confidential teletherapy through an easy to use online platform. Uwill services can be accessed by Babson students from anywhere in the United States, and also can be accessed from various countries outside of the United States where Babson students participate in study abroad programs. The Uwill telehealth platform and the therapists working within it are not controlled or supervised by CAPS, although you may be asked for your consent to share information with CAPS in order to coordinate care as needed.

Effective July 1, 2023, all Babson students are eligible for credits that allow them to access six Uwill telehealth sessions at no cost to the students. Once a Babson student has exhausted this number of College sponsored Uwill sessions, the student can, if needed, request Babson’s approval of additional sessions via the Uwill platform. Although approval is not guaranteed, Uwill credits are also available for purchase directly from Uwill.

To schedule teletherapy with Uwill: Register or login and choose a therapist based on your unique needs and preferences, including focus area, gender, language, and ethnicity. You can also choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night, and weekend availability. Access is quick and easy. You can register and book your first session in just minutes.

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

Employee Assistance Program/Lyra Health

Lyra Health provides Babson employees with confidential care for emotional and mental health. Babson employees and their family members can access up to 12 coaching or therapy sessions per person, per year, at no cost to the employee. Lyra also offers additional work-life services and support, including legal, financial, and dependent care services. To get started, access babson.lyrahealth.com or by telephone at 877-231-5402.

Babson’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Pursuant to a Massachusetts law Relative to Sexual Violence on Campus (effective 08/01/21), Babson has designated the College’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Denicia Ratley, as a Confidential Resource Provider who can provide Babson employees with information about reporting options for those impacted by gender-based misconduct, available counseling and medical and health services, available supportive measures at Babson, Babson’s grievance processes to address complaints concerning gender-based misconduct, and the legal process for requesting court ordered legal protection, or reporting potential crimes to law enforcement. Denicia can be reached at dratley@babson.edu or 781-239-5969.

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.