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Title IX and Sexual Respect

Title IX and Sexual Respect

Lasell University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected status in in the context of employment, or in any of its policies, programs, admissions or activities and provides equal access to education. Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, is a form of sex discrimination that unjustly deprives a person of equal treatment. It is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law which provides that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Discrimination and harassment in employment is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, and other applicable statutes.

When an individual experiences sexual assault or other sexual misconduct, the physical safety and emotional well-being of that person is of primary importance. A person may have been physically injured in a number of ways, may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease and/or may be at risk of being impregnated. The University strongly encourages any person who has experienced sexual violence to seek immediate medical attention. Additionally, if an assault has occurred very recently, there may be physical evidence that can be collected. The collection of physical evidence does not require an individual to pursue criminal or civil charges; but preserved evidence could be considered if an individual decides to pursue charges in the future.

Resources - On Campus, NOT confidential

Resources - On Campus, Confidential

  • Confidential Resource Advisors confidential and specially trained
    Byrd Hughes 617-243-2348; Alanis Perez-Rivera, 617-243-2196

  • Health Services confidential and available during normal business hours

  • Counseling Center confidential assistance
    during business hours 617-243-2181;
    24-hour Laser Support Line 833-434-1217 or +44 20 8987 6588 for International calls

Resources: Off Campus, Confidential

Online Reporting Form

Lasell Title IX Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form