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.
Title IX Coordinator
Kerri Thompson Tillett, Associate Vice Chancellor Equal Opportunity, is the 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 and consults on Title IX related reports, complaints, Title IX assessments, programming and training on Title IX related matters to the campus.
Any person may report sex discrimination, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexual misconduct including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, to the Title IX Coordinator & Associate Vice Chancellor Tillett via the contact information below. A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using her email, telephone number, or mail.
Kerri Thompson Tillett, J.D.
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice Chancellor Equal Opportunity
225 Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
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) and sexual misconduct complaints between members of the campus including faculty, staff, and students. When a claim is investigated, EO can assist with putting supportive measures in place. The office also provides training to raise awareness through understanding and identifying behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct.
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. 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
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.
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program is a free, CONFIDENTIAL service offering counseling, information, consultation and referrals for UMass Amherst faculty and staff. The FSAP helps resolve work-related and personal concerns through confidential assessment, counseling, consultation and referrals.
219 Hampshire House
Phone: (413) 545-0350
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 Advocates are 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