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If you are experiencing any form of sexual misconduct, it is important to use resources to help you manage any mental and emotional stress, address medical needs, and implement interim support measures. Many victim-survivors first choose to access confidential resources. In all cases, you may want to ask a resource what information they need to share, that way you can increase your control over what happens.

If you know someone experiencing or perpetrating sexual misconduct, you may also be dealing with mental and emotional stress, as well as other impacts on your life. Curry College encourages these people (often called "secondary victims") to access resources. Nearly all of the resources noted here are available for secondary victims as well. Secondary victims can receive counseling and learn ways to help support the person they know.

Anyone with questions about these issues is encouraged to contact the confidential resources or Curry College's Title IX Coordinator, found here.

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.

Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment/assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, can affect many aspects of victim-survivors' lives. Curry College can help reduce these effects with interim support measures. These interventions are designed to help victim-survivors continue with their daily work, academic, and social activities as much as possible. Many of these are available even if a victim-survivor chooses not to make a formal complaint. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information about interim support measures.

The following are examples of routine interim support measures. Curry College encourages victim-survivors to request any other interim support measures that will help them focus on their routine and educations/employment goals.

  • Adjustments to academic assignments and deadlines.
  • Changes to class schedules or enrollment.
  • No contact orders (a formal directive from Curry College that there is to be no contact between particular people. Violations of no-contact orders can, by themselves, constitute a violation of Curry policy).
  • Change of living situation or housing assignment.
  • Adjustments to work schedules or locations.
  • Adjustments to transportation routines.
  • Assistance managing financial aid or other financial commitments.

Other pages on our website list confidential resources and emergency resources. While all of those resources are available to anyone, regardless of identity, we know that some individuals want resources that are dedicated to their specific identity. These local and national resources focus on helping people with specific identities address sexual misconduct.

Some of these organizations use different word choices than Curry College to describe sexual misconduct. Out of respect for their work and the populations they serve, we have generally used their preferred language.

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