For Faculty and Staff

Emerson prohibits sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships. If students, staff, faculty, or college affiliates disclose sexual assault, stalking, or abusive relationships to you: 

Step one: care

Care for the individual:

  • Ask if they feel safe.
  • Tell them you are sorry this happened and because you are concerned, it is important for you to share this information with the Title IX coordinator so the campus can ensure safety for the individual and Emerson Community.

Step two: Connect 

Connect them with resources:

  • Provide non-judgmental support, such as, “I believe you, you are not to blame, how can I help?”
  • Share the on and off campus resources below.
  • Offer to call Violence Prevention & Response for confidential support.

Step three: Contact

Let the person know you will keep this private, and will only share this information with the Title IX Coordinator who will contact them.
Title IX Coordinator: Alexa Jackson, Associate Vice President, Human Resources; (617) 824-8133; alexa_jackson@emerson.edu.

IMPORTANT: If they do not want to proceed, offer to call Violence Prevention and Response at (617) 824-8857 for confidential support, information, and options.

Definitions

Sexual Assault: Any unwanted sexual activity. 

Consent: active and enthusiastic mutual participation in any sexual activity.

Stalking: repeated and unwanted actions directed at a person, causing fear or discomfort.

Abusive relationship: a pattern of behaviors used to isolate and control, threaten, and/or harm the partner.

Learn more about definitions and understanding power-based interpersonal violence » 

on and off-campus Resources

There are many concerned and professionally trained people at Emerson College and in the community who are prepared to help you. The College offers advocacy and support for students and employees through Violence Prevention and Response. 

View complete list of both on and off-campus resources »

Survivor Support and Reporting Options

SupportThe Office of Violence Prevention & Response is free, confidential, and staffed by trained advocates who will assist all members of the Emerson community by providing support, information, options, and resources.

  • Violence Prevention & Response: (617) 824-8857 melanie_matson@emerson.edu 

Reporting: The Emerson College Police Department can receive immediate reports and respond to emergency and safety issues.

  • Emergency Line: (617) 824-8888
  • Main Line: (617) 824-8555.

Students can also report to:

  • Office of Student Conduct: (617) 824-8620
  • Title IX Coordinator: (617) 824-8133

Employees can also report to:

  • Human Resources: (617) 824-8580
  • Title IX Coordinator: (617) 824-8133

Survivor rights

Survivors have the right to be safe and free from violence, no matter your Emerson College affiliation (student, staff, faculty, other employee), sex or gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, ability, national origin, immigration or visa status. 

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