Report an Incident
Simmons University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy campus environment for all students, staff, faculty and visitors. Simmons community members should conduct themselves with professionalism, personal integrity, and respect for the rights, differences and dignity of others (in person and online).
How to Report an Incident
Simmons University encourages all community members to report concerns without the fear of retaliation by fellow students, faculty, staff or any other members of the Simmons Community.
Community members and affiliate partners should refer individuals and/or organizations in the following ways outlined below.
Please provide as much information as is possible to enable the appropriate team to make the most accurate and timely assessment possible.
Only complaints through EthicsPoint may be anonymous.
Inclusion & Belonging Restoration Protocol Report and Request Form
Simmons University ("University") seeks to provide a welcoming and inclusive campus where all members of our community – students, faculty and staff – feel safe, respected, and valued. The Restoration Protocol establishes a procedure for reporting a potential incident of bias, microaggressions, or prejudice, establishes a restorative process that may be utilized to facilitate healing and growth, and offers a pathway for engaging members of our community in conversations about our shared responsibilities for mutual respect, inclusivity, and the elimination of unwelcome bias, microaggressions, and prejudice in our daily interactions.
This form can be used to initiate the Protocol. The report will be submitted via EthicsPoint and will be received by the University's General Counsel's Office, who will process the report as set forth in the Protocol.
Community Health (COVID-19) Notice of Concern
At Simmons University, students have a communal responsibility to fulfill and uphold Simmons' values by acting safely and with a shared commitment to health and safety while on and off campus. As members of a shared community, we must do our part to minimize transmission of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable populations.
We highly encourage anyone who is concerned about a potential violation of Simmons' Student Campus Compact to report the concerning behavior immediately by completing this form. The form will be received by the Simmons Compact Review Panel and Simmons' Assistant Dean of Community Standards. The Panel is a public health response group comprised of staff, faculty, and students with expertise in public health and/or student life that will make decisions relating to the health and safety of the campus.
While the goal of this process is health, safety, and education, in some cases disciplinary action may be taken.
Report a Non-Academic Violation
Members of the campus community have the opportunity to report issues that they believe may be a violation of the Simmons Student Conduct Code.
Non-academic violations are behaviors that involve, but are not limited to, alcohol, disorderly conduct, drugs, bullying, harassment, physical violence, or other violations of university policies, regulations, or rules.
The Non-Academic Incident Report form is used to report alleged violations.
Report Concerning or Worrisome Behaviors
This form is for faculty, staff and students to voluntarily report students who are experiencing distress, engaging in concerning behavior such as, emotional outbursts or withdrawing from the community, or behavior which is perceived as being harmful to themselves or others. Reports are monitored during business hours only by a member of the CARE Team. If there is an imminent concern for the student's safety or well-being, please call 9-1-1 or the Simmons Public Safety emergency line at 617-521-1111.
Report a Residence Life Incident
An alleged violation of the Simmons Residence Hall Policies and Procedures, On Campus Housing License Agreement or Simmons Student Code of Conduct, may be subject to the conduct process through The Office of Residence Life.
In addition, Simmons University residents may also be subject to University action, managed through the Office of Student Affairs.
Any person wishing to report an incident or concern within the residential community may do so by contacting the Office of Residence Life during business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.
For after hour or Weekend concerns they can do so by contacting the RA on Duty.
Report an Academic Integrity Violation
Any person wishing to initiate an official complaint of an academic integrity violation against any Simmons student may do so by submitting this form. Academic violations are behaviors that include, but are not limited to, cheating or plagiarism. General classroom misbehavior is considered a non-academic violation.
A faculty member who suspects a student in their class of violating the Academic Integrity policy should speak with the student and complete the form with the information of the outcome. This information will become part of the student’s record.
The Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation acting on behalf of the Office of the Provost will be the moderator of this information.
When an “information only” complaint is received by the Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation for a student who already has one or more complaints on file, the Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation reserves the right to follow up with the student for more corrective action.
Survivor Advocacy Services
Please use this form to notify the Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach Program of an undergraduate or graduate student who is in need of support, advocacy and resources related to experiences with gender-based misconduct. 'Gender-based Misconduct' includes, but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, cyber-stalking, sexual exploitation.
All reports and services that fall under this description are confidential and will not trigger a Police or Title IX investigation.
Report Title IX/Sexual Harassment
This form should be used to document all disclosures or incidents pertaining to sexual harassment, including, but not limited to, incidents of: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking of a sexual nature that have impacted students, faculty, or staff.
This form will be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator or their designee.
We welcome you to visit Simmons' Sexual Harassment Policy.