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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 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.
(including seeking interim support measures)
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:
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 enforcement, Curry 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.
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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 Interim Title IX coordinator is Elizabeth Canning and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-979-3516. Her office is located in the King Building (55 Atherton Street).
Curry College affiliates, including third parties, can contact Elizabeth if they:
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