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If you or someone you know has recently experienced intimate partner violence, stalking, or sexual harassment/assault, the first step is always to get to a safe place and get help.

Confidential Help

Confidential help and support are available for students who are not sure they are ready to report to the College. The following are resources that provide a confidential space for students to discuss their options and receive emotional and/or medical support and information about campus and community resources. These members of the community have a legally protected level of confidentiality because of their professions.

  • Rachael Cina, Sexual Violence Prevention Educator, reachable at 617-333-2956 or
  • Students can call 617-333-2908 to reach the 24/7 Counselor on Call.
  • Nurses at Health Services can also provide confidential support and STI/STD testing 617-333-2182, during normal business hours).
  • A New Day advocate can be available 24/7 on the live hotline at 508-588-8255.
  • DOVE – Domestic Violence Ended 24-hour hotline, 617-471-1234.

Reporting to the College

(including seeking interim support measures)

Reporting to Law Enforcement

In an emergency, first go to a safe place and call 911 if you need medical or police assistance.

If you have been sexually or physically assaulted, consider having medical evidence collected, even if a few days have passed and/or you are not sure you wish to use the evidence.

Collecting evidence in the days following an incident may help if you later decide that you want a legal protection order or if you decide to report the incident to Curry College or legal authorities.  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is one of several hospitals in the area that are qualified to collect this evidence through the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program.  A SANE exam can also provide treatment for injuries, pregnancy prevention, and sexually transmitted infections.
The following other resources may be helpful immediately following an incident:

Learn about how to support a victim-survivor.
Learn about reporting an incident to Curry College.

Curry College encourages anyone who has experienced sexual harassment/assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking to report the incident. The decision to report to law enforcementCurry College, both, or neither is up to each individual.

Whether or not you are considering reporting an incident, the resources listed below are confidential and have a legal privilege, meaning that they do not generally have to report information you share, even in a court of law. Before beginning a conversation, you can always ask a resource what information they might need to share under what circumstances.

Sexual Violence Prevention Educator

Rachael Cina serves as the College’s confidential resource provider, available to assist students and employees by providing information on reporting options, disciplinary and law enforcement processes, counseling services, medical and health services, and available supportive measures.

More Confidential Resources at Curry

Confidential Resources in the Local Community

  • A New Day includes a 24-hour phone hotline to access comprehensive services

National Confidential Resources

  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network ( includes a 24-hour online chat hotline and a 24-hour phone hotline to access comprehensive services and referrals to local agencies.
  • includes a 24-hour online chat, text, or phone hotline to access comprehensive services for intimate partner violence and stalking and referrals to local agencies.
  • 1 in an organization dedicated to the needs of male victim-survivors of sexual misconduct. Their services include an online chat hotline.

Title IX & Title IX Coordinator

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

--Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Curry College's Director of Equity Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Richard Sommer can be reached at 617-333-2212 or His office is located in the King Building, G-06.

Curry College affiliates, including third parties, can contact Elizabeth if they:

  • have questions about how Title IX might apply to them.
  • are concerned that Curry should more fully address its Title IX requirements.
  • want to receive Title IX-relevant training or recommend training for others.
  • have questions about rights, resources, or options for those experiencing sex-based or gender-based harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment/assault, intimate partner violence (also known as dating/domestic violence), and stalking.
  • wish to report an instance of sex-based or gender-based harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment/assault, intimate partner violence (also known as dating/domestic violence), and stalking.

Inquiries about discrimination or harassment covered by Curry's policy may also be directed to:

U.S. Department of Education: Office for Civil Rights
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109-3921

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
JFK Building, Room 475
15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA 02203

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108