Live Audiocast

Open Meeting to Discuss the SMOC Report

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Audio will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.

Day of Dialogue

Webcast with President Martin and Gina Smith

President Biddy Martin and Gina Maisto Smith—a nationally recognized expert on sexual misconduct with Ballard Spahr LLC—hosted a series of webcasts in which they discussed sexual respect and answered questions submitted by members of the college community. Watch video of the final webcast, held on November 7, 2012, below.

Policies, Handbooks and Related Materials

Things to Consider

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.

What to Do If You Experience Sexual Misconduct

If you experience an act of sexual misconduct, you are likely to have many common concerns, including physical health and safety, emotional and mental well-being, medical issues such as sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and, for some, interpersonal relationships. Another common concern may be understanding the disciplinary or legal options for responding to the act.

Board of Trustees' Statement on Sexual Misconduct and Assault

October 20, 2012

To the Members of the Amherst College Community:

Amherst College is confronting one of the most serious challenges facing colleges and universities across the country—sexual misconduct and assault.  In the way that it responds to these issues, the College is committed to holding itself accountable to the highest possible standard.

A message from President Martin regarding sexual misconduct

October 11, 2012

Dear Amherst students,

I write to you concerning a matter that affects our entire community and for which we are all responsible, in one way or another. This message includes both information and an invitation. I know you are busy, but the issues are important. I hope you will take the time to read it.

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