There are a variety of resources and options that will support any member of the campus community who experiences gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or other sexual misconduct. These resources are available regardless of whether a complaint (report) is filed. Below are primary Title IX campus resources. In addition, many other campus offices are available to help.
Human Resources (HR)
William D. Brady, Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer, is the Interim Title IX Coordinator for the Amherst Campus. The Title IX Coordinator serves as the Chair of the UMass Amherst Title IX Coordination Team which oversees the investigation of Title IX related complaints, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, and for conducting or providing training for investigators and employees on their responsibilities under Title IX.
The Equal Opportunity Office (EO)
The Equal Opportunity (EO) Office provides expert advice, education, and services to create and maintain a positive campus climate and support the university’s compliance with Title IX, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and civil rights laws, regulations, and university policies. EO provides both formal and informal means of investigating and resolving sexual harassment, (including sexual violence) complaints between employees or a student filing against an employee. When a claim is investigated, EO can assist with putting supportive interim measures in place. The office also provides training to raise awareness through understanding and identifying behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment/sexual violence.
- 225 Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way
The Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office serves as a central point for coordinating resources to support students who are experiencing crisis and can assist victims/survivors with interim support measures such as changing class schedule, moving to a different residence hall, talking with professors, withdrawing from classes etc. as related to sexual and relationship violence. Victims/survivors do not have to file a formal complaint under the student code of conduct to request these resources. The Office also provides investigative and disciplinary processes for incidents of student against student sexual violence/harassment, relationship violence and stalking, in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. Throughout the process, Dean of Students staff will provide support, advocacy, assistance, and connection to resources, while taking every precaution to ensure that privacy considerations are respected.
The Center for Women and Community (formerly known as Everywoman’s Center)
The Center for Women and Community is a free CONFIDENTIAL resource for people of all gender identities and expressions. The Center provides free, confidential crisis services, counseling and support groups for victim/survivors of sexual and relationship violence and stalking including 24/7 phone support, peer counseling, and assistance with: working with the Dean’s Office to request resources and/or to use the student conduct process, talking to the police, courts, getting health care or going to the hospital. Services are also available to community members, other Five College students, staff and faculty.
- 24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis and Information Hotline: (413) 545-0800
- TTY: 413-577-0940
- Main phone number: (413) 545-0883
- 180 Infirmary Way, New Africa House
UMass Amherst Police Department
The UMass Police Department serves as a CONFIDENTIAL resource for reporting and criminal investigation of incidents of sexual violence/harassment, relationship violence and stalking. Additionally, the UMass Police Department provides prevention services such as Rape Aggression Defense courses, a night time escort service and other awareness raising and preventative information. Civilian Advocate Jessie Aquino is available to provide CONFIDENTIAL support, referrals, safety planning, and advocacy whether or not you are reporting a crime.
- Emergency Phone: 911
- Non-emergency phone: (413) 545-2121
- 585 East Pleasant Street
University Health Services (UHS)
UHS is a designated SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) site, providing CONFIDENTIAL, free, compassionate services for male, female, and transgender survivors. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health specially trains, certifies, and supports registered nurses and physicians to provide quality care and forensic evidence collection to sexual assault survivors.
- 150 Infirmary Way
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH)
CCPH provides CONFIDENTIAL supportive mental health services to survivors of sexual violence and harassment, as well as general mental health concerns. Services include: crisis intervention; short-term therapy for individuals, couples and families; support and therapy groups; behavioral medicine; psychiatric services; an eating disorders clinic; assessments for attention deficit/hyperactivity and learning disabilities; suicide prevention training; and consultation and education.
- 101 Middlesex, 111 County Circle
Student Legal Services Office
The Student Legal Services Office provides CONFIDENTIAL advice, counsel, referrals and community legal education for students.
- 922 Campus Center