Sexual Misconduct Resources

On-Campus Confidential Resources

Counseling Center
Renee Rosado, Director
Dexter Counseling Center
413.205.3248
renee.rosado@aic.edu

The Counseling Center provides support and counseling to Student victims of Sexual Misconduct and can explain common reactions to crises and discuss coping methods that may assist victims following a Sexual Assault.

Health Services
Kaelly Miller, Director of Health Services
Dexter Health Services
413.205.3248
Kaelly.miller@aic.edu

Student Health Services can provide free confidential medical care and referrals for Students to receive follow-up care and screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

Confidential Resource Provider
Milly Velazquez, Office Manager / Medical Assistant
Dexter Health Services
413.205.3248
mildred.velazquez@aic.edu

A confidential resource provider is an individual designated by the College to provide students involved in the sexual misconduct process with information on: reporting options and the effects of each option; counseling services available on campus and through a local, community-based rape crisis center or domestic violence program; medical and health services available on campus and off campus; available college-based supportive measures related to academic and residence life; the disciplinary process of the institution; and the legal process carried out through local law enforcement.

On-Campus Non-Confidential Resources

These on-campus non-confidential resources can provide AIC community members with information and assistance with respect to reporting Sexual Misconduct to the College and/or law enforcement, obtaining supportive measures, and access to College and community resources for emergency and on-going assistance, medical treatment, counseling, support, and advocacy services.

Take Note:  Employees of the following offices and departments are required to report all information (obtained directly or indirectly) about incidents of sexual misconduct involving an AIC community member to the Title IX Coordinator.  They must also report information as required under the Clery Act.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator

Complaints against employees or students:
Matthew Scott
Title IX Coordinator
Schwartz Campus Center, 1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
413.205.3264
Matthew.scott@aic.edu
Complaints against employees or students:
Nicolle Cestero
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Adams Hall, 1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
413.205.3800
nicolle.cestero@aic.edu
Complaints against students:
Alex Cross
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Campus Center, 1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
Alexander.cross@aic.edu
413.654.1434
Complaints against employees:
Millie Lopez-Cook
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Lee Hall, 1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
Millie.lopezcook@aic.edu
413.654.1479

Campus Police
Hines Hall
413.265.2278
Campus Police Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Office of the Dean of Students
Schwartz Campus Center
413.205.3264
Office staff members are available during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Human Resources
Lee Hall
413.205.3246
Human Resources staff members are available during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Office of Residence Life
Schwartz Campus Center
413.205.3271
An RA or Residence Life staff member can provide immediate support and referrals for further care.

Off-Campus Resources

Rape Crisis Centers

The following is a list of Rape Crisis Centers in Massachusetts. As the following contact information may be subject to change, current contact information on rape crisis centers in Massachusetts can be found at the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services Website under “Consumer” information http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/:

Greater Boston Area
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Cambridge, 800-841-8371 Hotline, 617-492-6434 TTY

Northeastern Massachusetts
North Shore Rape Crisis Center, Lynn, 800-922-8772 Hotline, 978-921-8729 TTY Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell, 800-542-5212 Hotline, 978-452-8723 TTY YWCA of Greater Lawrence, 877-509-9922 SA Hotline, 978-686-8840 TTY

Central Massachusetts
Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass., Worcester, 800-870-5905 Hotline, 888-887-7130 TTY
Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass., Fitchburg, 800-870-5905
Wayside Victim Services, Milford, 800-511-5070 Hotline, 508-478-4205 TTY 23
Voices Against Violence, Framingham, 800-593-1125 Hotline, 508-626-8686 TTY

Southeastern Massachusetts
A Safe Place, Nantucket, 508-228-2111 Hotline, 508-228-0561 TTY
Independence House, Hyannis, 800-439-6507 Hotline, 508-771-6782 TTY
Women Support Services, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-7233, 508-684-8176 TTY
Greater New Bedford Women Center, New Bedford, 888-839-6636 Hotline, 508-996-1177 TTY
New Hope, Attleboro, 800-323-4673 Hotline/TTY
Womansplace Crisis Center, Brockton, 508-588-8255 SA Hotline, 508-894-2869 TTY

Western Massachusetts

Elizabeth Freeman Center, Pittsfield, 866-401-2425 Hotline, 413-499-2425 TTY
Everywoman Center, Amherst, 413-545-0800 Hotline, 413-577-0940 TTY
NELCWIT, Greenfield, 413-772-0806 Hotline/ 413-772-0815 TTY
Safe Passage, (888) 345-5282
YWCA, Springfield, 800-796-8711, 413-732-7100 TTY
YWCA Spanish Hotline/Llámanos: Statewide Spanish Rape Crisis Hotline (800) 223-5001

Nationwide Resources
RAINN, 800-656-4673
SAVE (http://www.saveservices.org)
The Victim Rights Law Center (http://www.victimrights.org), or the
The National Center for Victims of Crime (http://www.victimsofcrime.org), which maintains the Crime Victim’s Bar Association.

Medical Facilities
Immediate medical care can be obtained at local hospitals.  Several area hospitals have SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses on staff who have been trained to work with victims of sexual assault through the medical process.  This examination is a voluntary procedure and it does not commit you to any legal action.  It is an individual’s right to ask for a SANE nurse to perform the examination.  Hospitals in the Worcester area with sexual assault nurse examiners are:

Baystate Medical Emergency Department
759 Chestnut Street – Daly Building
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.0000
Mercy Medical Center
271 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01102
413.748.9000
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01061
413.582.2000
Baystate Wing Hospital
40 Wright Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413.283.7651

Law Enforcement
Springfield Police Department
130 Pearl Street
Springfield, MA 01105
413.787.6302
Emergency – 911

Hampden County District Attorney’s Office
50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102
413.747.1001

Financial Assistance
Confidential financial assistance may be available for costs related to medical care, mental health counseling, and other expenses through the Victims of Violence Crime Compensation Program, which operates out of the Attorney General’s Office.  Victim Compensation (508) 755-8601.

Legal Assistance
Community Legal Aid
405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
855-CLA-LEGAL (855-252-5342)
508-755-3260 (TTY/TTD)
https://communitylegal.org

Examples of Possible Supportive Measure

  • Issuing mutual no-contact orders (i.e., an order directing one or both of the parties to refrain from contacting the other, directly or through proxies);
  • Placing a non-student Employee on administrative leave from employment during the pendency of investigation and resolution proceedings;
  • Arranging access to counseling services and assistance in setting up initial appointments for students, or providing contact information for available counseling services for employees;
  • Assistance in seeking academic assistance or modifications;
  • Assistance in modifying College housing arrangements;
  • Assistance in modifying College employment arrangements, including changes in work schedules, job assignments, or work locations;
  • Changing an Employee’s phone number at work;
  • Arranging a meeting with Police to discuss safety planning, the filing of a criminal complaint or request for a protective order;
  • Arranging a leave of absence.

Training Materials for College Officials Involved in Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process

The resources below were utilized to train all Title IX Coordinators, investigators, hearing board and appellate board members, confidential resource providers, college-provided advisors, and designated conduct consultants:

AIC Title IX Combined Training 2022
AIC Title IX Combined Training 2021
AIC Title IX Investigators, Adjudicators and Appeal Officer Training 2021

 

 

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