Sexual Misconduct

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our campus community are safe, secure, and free from harassment of any form, including but not limited to, sexual misconduct, stalking, dating and domestic violence. Our community expects that all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – be grounded upon mutual respect, open communication, and clear consent.

Any student, employee or contractor who becomes aware of a potential incident of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence, stalking or other assault or harassment involving a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst – either as victim or perpetrator – on or off campus, must promptly report the incident(s) to the Dean of Students Office or to a supervisor who then must promptly report the matter to the Dean of Students. This is subject to exceptions that can apply to law enforcement personnel, licensed clinicians, certified rape crisis or domestic violence counselors, or clergy.

Visit the UMass Title IX website or view the Sexual and Relationship Violence Resource Guide for more information and reporting options.