We encourage those who experience sexual harassment and sexual misconduct to report directly to the Amherst College Police, Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX Team. These individuals will support and provide you with information regarding options, including: grievance procedures, interim remedies and ongoing emotional support. They will assist in supporting you, eliminating the misconduct, preventing its occurrence and addressing its effects.

As required by federal law, all College employees who become aware of an incident of sexual misconduct must notify the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX team. The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX team are charged with investigating and responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. Amherst will seek to maintain your privacy at all times during the process. Reports of sexual assault will be shared only with individuals on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.

Members of the offices listed below are trained to support students and coordinate with the Title IX Coordinator. 

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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. Members of the Dean of Students Office are also available 24 hours a day by calling Amherst College Police.

Title IX Coordinator | (413) 542-5707
Laurie Frankl is 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 its effects. 

Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Available during regular office hours
Jen Hughes (athletics) | (413) 542-2362
Amanda Collings Vann (students) | (413) 542-5671
Catherine Epstein (faculty) | (413) 542-2334
Maria-Judith Rodriguez (staff, administration and visitors) | (413) 542-2372

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Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect
Students 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.

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 confidential resources listed below 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.

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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 Advisers | (413) 542-8149
Religious Advisers are available 24 hours a day and can be reached through the Dean on Duty or Amherst College Police

Center for Women & Community | (413) 545-0800
Confidential rape crisis counseling accessible to people of all gender expressions 24 hours a day

Off campus

Center for Women & Community | (413) 545-0800
Confidential rape crisis counseling for people of all gender expressions 24 hours a day

Safe Passage  | (413) 586-5066 Intimate Partner Violence Hotline 24 hours a day

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

Hampshire County Toll-Free Rape Crisis Hotline | (888) 337-0800, Text Telephone, (413) 577-0940 or MA Relay 711

Cooley Dickinson Hospital | (413) 582-2000

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Cooley Dickinson Hospital | 413.582.2000
These Massachusetts Department of Public Health trained and certified nurses and physicians  provide quality care and forensic evidence collection to sexual assault survivors.

University of Massachusetts Health Services | (413) 577-5000
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Weekends and holidays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

online anonymous reporting option

You can make an anonymous report by phone at 888-497-1022 or online at www.amherst.ethicspoint.com.  Both give you the means to enter detailed information if you have it.  While anyone can use the service to report any type of ethical violation, all reports go to the Title IX Coordinator. If the matter is related to Title IX or sexual misconduct, the coordinator will determine if there is sufficient information to initiate an investigation. If the matter is not related to Title IX or sexual misconduct, the coordinator will refer the matter for assessment by a colleague in a more relevant department.

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.

Whether you were subjected to sexual misconduct recently or in the past, we encourage you to use all available support services.