For Faculty and Staff
Confidential Reporting/Resources on Campus. If you are not sure if you would like to proceed with formal complaint (i.e., filing a police report or reporting to the University), there are support services available to learn about and help you to consider your options. These resources provide a place to start if you are not sure what your options are and whether to report:
- Human Resources: Respect, fairness and consistency are the hallmark of a Bentley career. We maintain a comprehensive set of employment policies and procedures to insure that employees know what to expect—both for their own behavior and from the university. This is the foundation of fair and consistent treatment for all.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): telephone: 800.648.9557 Confidential counseling and work life program available to all employees and their adult household members to help you with the challenge of everyday life. Our EAP provider is KGA, Inc., a well-respected consulting firm headquartered in Framingham, MA. . Due to privacy laws, Bentley does not know who uses the EAP.
- The Ombuds Office: telephone: 781.891.3102 (located in Smith 204 but available to meet at a location of your preference) The Ombuds Office provides a safe, confidential, informal and impartial place for faculty, staff and students to discuss concerns and actual or potential conflicts and to address them in a positive and constructive way.
Formal reporting options on campus include the following offices and teams. Please contact any of these offices to file a formal report.
File an external complaint (for unlawful workplace discrimination or harassment). While employees are encouraged to report and resolve workplace discrimination and harassment complaints internally, employees may file a formal complaint with either or both of the government agencies listed below within their mandated timeframes.
Mass. Commission Against Discrimination
The following resources are not managed by Bentley University but may be helpful to individuals, especially in assisting with a variety of needs that you may have beyond your campus experience.
- Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) 617.338.2355 (available 24/7 – multilingual) ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. ATASKs mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. ATASK is committed to serving survivors of domestic violence representing all ages, ability levels, education levels, race, national origin, cultures, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
- Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) 617.227.4313 a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. BAGLY offers weekly programming and annual social events have provided safe, supportive, non-exploitative, and culturally competent spaces where LGBTQ+ youth can access social support and services, develop leadership, and build community.
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Hotline: 1.800.841.8371 Business: 617.492.9306 BARCC was founded in 1973 to create a hotline to answer calls from rape survivors. Today, it is a national leader in providing a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy. BARCC also provides community awareness and prevention services. BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends, and communities each year, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, religion, or sexual orientation. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French, with other languages available upon request.
- Casa Myrna Hotline: 1.877.785.2020 Casa Myrna provides safe housing, legal assistance, counseling, and other support services for survivors of domestic abuse and relationship violence. Services are offered in multiple languages.
- Fenway Community Health Center (several locations) 1.888.242.0900 The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy.
- Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) 844.878.6682 MOVA upholds and advances the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing outreach and education, policy advocacy, policy and program development, legislative advocacy, grants management, and service referrals.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7233 (24/7 hotline) National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence. The hotline is staffed by highly-trained, expert advocates who offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital 2014 Washington Street Newton, MA 02462 617.243.6000 Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Domestic violence and sexual trauma affect people of every race, culture, faith, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the national sexual assault hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) and the national sexual assault online hotline at rainn.org. The hotline offers free, confidential services. RAINN educates the public about sexual violence and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
- REACH (Refuge, Education, Advocacy, Change) Hotline: 1.800.899.4000 REACH is committed to advancing the safety, healing, and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds. Based in Waltham, REACH offers free, community-based supportive services, including support groups, legal and community advocacy, and child and adolescent therapy.
- Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) 617.399.6720 The Victim Rights Law Center provides free, comprehensive legal services for sexual assault victims with legal issues in Massachusetts in the area of privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, immigration, LGBTQ-specific issues, criminal justice advocacy, and financial stability.