College and Community Resources

If you have experienced Gender-Based Misconduct, you have many options for accessing resources, which are outlined here. Members of the Title IX Team can always assist with connecting you to the appropriate resources.  

Learn more about resources available to you.

Immediate/Emergency Resources (Safety and Well-Being)

If you have experienced sexual misconduct and need emergency assistance, we encourage you to seek immediate assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement. This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence and to begin a timely investigative and remedial response. 

The College will assist any Simmons community member to get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, coordination with law enforcement, and information about the College's resources and complaint process.

Public Safety or Law Enforcement

Assistance is available from Public Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Simmons College Public Safety

617-521-1111 (emergency) 

617-521-1112 (non-emergency)

1 Palace Road, Suite P106, Boston, MA 02115

Most Simmons Police Officers are certified sexual assault investigators. They can also connect with you other medical resources in the area.

Boston Police or your local Police Department

Calling 911 will connect you to your local Police Department, and you can ask for the Sexual Assault Division. 

The Boston Police Department Sexual Assault Division 24-hour hotline is 617-343-4400.

Medical Resources

Simmons Health Services

617-521-1002

94 Pilgrim Rd. Available during regular business hours.

Simmons Counseling Services

617-521- 2455

1 Palace Rd., Suite P-305. Available during regular business hours.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Room

617-754-2450. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Confidential Resources

There are places both at Simmons and in the greater community where individuals can receive completely confidential assistance from professionals who have a legal duty to maintain and protect information shared with them on a confidential basis. These professionals are mandated by law to keep individuals’ disclosures confidential so long as the discussion happens while the professional is acting in that confidential/protected role.

For students, these professionals include:

  • Director of Counseling Center and Counseling Center Staff,617-521-2455
  • Director of the Health Center and Health Center Staff, 617-521-1020
  • Program Manager for Spiritual Life (Pastoral Counselor),  617-521-2489

Note: There are a few limited circumstances where even confidential resources are legally-mandated to report information. These may include cases involving abuse of minors, persons with disabilities, or the elderly; when required to provide testimony in response to a subpoena or court order; or where an individual is at risk of imminent harm to self or others.

Simmons has also designated the Director of Violence Prevention and Education Outreach as a confidential resource for students who have experienced gender-based misconduct and need support and/or access to resources. Here is the contact info for this resource:

Gina Capra
W-003, MCB
gina.capra@simmons.edu
617-521-2118

Faculty and staff may also access confidential assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a 24-hour a day service, offered 7 days a week, – AllOne Health (1-800-451-1834).

Community Resources

The physical well-being and safety of students, faculty, and staff is important to us. Additional community resources offer support to those who experience gender-based misconduct and can provide crisis intervention services, counseling, medical attention, and assistance in interfacing with the criminal justice system. All individuals are encouraged to use the resources that are best suited to their needs, whether on- or off-campus.