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.
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, Worrisome or Threatening 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, including through the Assistant Dean of Community Standards.
Any person wishing to initiate an official complaint may do so by completing this form.
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 Director of Academic Integrity (DAI) 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 DAI for a student who already has one or more complaints on file, the DAI 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/Gender-Based Misconduct
This form should be used to document all disclosures or incidents pertaining to gender-based harassment, discrimination or violence, including but not limited to incidents of: sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, cyber-stalking, sexual exploitation that have impacted students, faculty or staff on or off campus. If you are unsure if the situation falls under the umbrella of Title IX, please report it and the Title IX team will make that determination.
This form will be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator, or whomever the Title IX Coordinator has deputized to act in her/his stead, for follow up.