Gender-Based Misconduct Policy
This Gender-Based Misconduct Policy ("Policy") governs all community members, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, those employed by others but working on the Simmons campus, and visitors to Simmons. The Policy defines the behavior that Simmons identifies as prohibited gender-based misconduct, the process for addressing such conduct, and the potential sanctions for engaging in prohibited conduct. This Policy expressly prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and intimate partner violence. In addition to the foregoing, the Policy and the Simmons Title IX website also:
- Explain how to report incidents of gender-based misconduct to Simmons.
- Detail the process for assessing, investigating, and resolving complaints of gender-based misconduct, including the implementation of interim measures when appropriate, and the use of sanctions against those who violate the Policy.
- Identify on and off campus resources available to individuals impacted by gender-based misconduct, and how to access those resources.
- Identify Simmons’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators and other members of the Title IX team.
The Simmons Gender-Based Misconduct Policy can be found here. If you have any questions about the Policy, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or other member of the Title IX Team. For additional University policies for students, faculty and staff, please refer to the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook and Faculty Policy Manual.
If you are in immediate need of help, call 911 or Public Safety at 617-521-1111.