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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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