Whom Can I Call?

While we recognize that a report may emerge through many sources, we encourage those who experience sexual misconduct to report directly to the Amherst College Police or the Title IX Deputy Coordinators or the Coordinator. These individuals will assist in eliminating the misconduct, preventing its recurrence, and addressing the effects.

Amherst will seek to maintain your privacy at all times during the process consistent with our responsibility to ensure both individual and community safety and our commitment to providing an environment free from sex and gender discrimination. All college employees who become aware of an incident of sexual misconduct must notify the appropriate Title IX Deputy Coordinator as identified below.

ON-CAMPUS Resources and Support

All of the resources listed in this section are trained to support students and coordinate with the Title IX Coordinator consistent with the college's commitment to a safe and healthy educational environment.  Amherst values your privacy. Reports of sexual assault will be shared only with individuals with a need-to-know or as required by law.

Amherst College Police | (413) 542-2111
Available 24 hours a day.

Dean of Students Office/Dean on Duty | (413) 542-2337
Available during regular office hours and can assist with academic concerns, changes in housing or other accommodations and referrals to other resources. Members of the Dean of Students Office are also available 24 hours a day by calling Campus Police.

Interim Dean of Student Conduct | (413) 542-2337
Susie Mitton Shannon is available during regular office hours for students interested in receiving information on filing a complaint through the college.

Title IX Coordinator
Suzanne Coffey
| (413) 542-8266
Available during regular office hours; she coordinates prompt and equitable responses to reports of sexual misconduct by eliminating the misconduct, preventing its reccurrence and addressing the effects. 

Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Available during regular office hours
Susie Mitton Shannon (students) | (413) 542-2337
Jen Hughes (athletics) | (413) 542-2362
Molly Mead (students) | (413) 542-2948
Gregory Call (faculty) | (413) 542-2334
Maria-Judith Rodriguez (staff, administration and visitors) | (413) 542-2372

Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect
Students available 24 hours a day who are trained in crisis intervention and referral to counseling, medical, and legal resources.

Safe Rides | (413) 542-7433 or (413) 542-RIDE
Student Security Assistants operate an escort service on campus between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. nightly during the academic year. For personal safety, students, staff and faculty are encouraged to use this service by calling Safe R-I-D-E. 

Resident Counselors
Students living in the residence halls who are employed by Residential Life and trained to refer students to campus resources

Confidential Resources and Support

The resources listed in this section are confidential and may not share your information without your expressed consent unless there is an imminent danger to you or to others or as otherwise required by law. These confidential resources are granted this privilege by Massachusetts law due to the nature of their position.

On Campus FOR STUDENTS

Health Services | (413) 542-2266
Available during regular office hours.

Counseling Center | (413) 542-2354
Available during regular office hours and on an emergency basis through the Dean on Duty.

Religious Life Advisors | (413) 542-8149
Religious Advisors are available 24 hours a day and can be reached through the Dean on Duty or Campus Police.

Center for Women & Community | (413) 545-0800
Confidential rape crisis counseling accessible to men and women 24 hours a day.

for faculty and staff

The Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is a confidential resource and referral service that the College makes available to all Amherst College employees, their spouses and their dependents. Employees and their families may call (800) 828-6025 to speak with a professional counselor, or to schedule an appointment . 

Off Campus
Cooley Dickinson Hospital | (413) 582-2000

University of Massachusetts Health Services | (413) 577-5000
Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition | (413) 772-0806
Confidential rape crisis hotline accessible to men and women 24 hours a day.

Center for Women & Community | (413) 545-0800
Confidential rape crisis counseling accessible to men and women 24 hours a day.

Victim's Witness Program | (413) 586-9225
Accessible (through the District Attorney’s Office, Northampton) to victims of rape or sexual assault who are going through the court process.

online anonymous reporting option

Anonymous reports may be made by phone at 888-497-1022 or through a web page at www.amherst.ethicspoint.com.  Both give you the means to enter detailed information if you have it. While the service can be used to collect many different types of information, all reports will go to the Title IX Coordinator to be redirected if appropriate.

Whether you were subjected to any sexual misconduct recently or in the past, you are encouraged to use all available support services.