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Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, & Stalking Reporting

As a reminder, we have confidential resources available for you who can help you explore your choices without initiating formal reporting procedures.

If you choose to report, know there are policies and procedures in place to protect you from retaliation and accommodations that can be made to ensure your safety. Confidential resources and Title IX staff can review these options and answer any questions you have.

You can choose to report to the university

Please contact any of these offices or individuals if you would like to file a formal report of an incident of sex-or gender-based harassment, discrimination, or an experience of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. 

Title IX Team                        
781-891-2161                        
Student Center 320        
www.bentley.edu/titleix

Liz Humphries
Title IX Coordinator
781-891-2225
ehumphries@bentley.edu

Justin Woodard
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
781-891-2319
jwoodard@bentley.edu

Kelly Kelleher
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
781-891-2676
kkelleher@bentley.edu

Courtney Finn
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletic Support
781-891-2369
cfinn1@bentley.edu 

The Residential Center
781-891-2148
Student Center 320
www.bentley.edu/housing

Bentley University Police
781.891.2201 Non-Emergency Line
781.891.3131 Emergency Line
www.bentley.edu/police

All staff in these areas receive Trauma-informed trainings to best assist and support students through this process. 

You can choose to report online

There are two methods available for you for online reporting.

Title IX Reporting Form

Use this form to submit concerns about sexual harassment, gender-based misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking. The information you share in the form is sent directly to Title IX Coordinators for their review and response. Your privacy and the information you share will be protected to the greatest extent possible. Upon review, a member of the Title IX team will contact you. 

Ethics Point

EthicsPoint is an alternative means of reporting to the University for members who do not wish to use the Title IX reporting form. It is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool created to assist Bentley is identifying and addressing the concerns of students, employees, and other persons affiliated with Bentley University. The service is maintained by an independent third-party provider and all reports, which can be submitted anonymously(see below), are held securely and confidentially on the external systems.  Appropriate staff such as the Title IX team, receive reports from the Ethics Point system.

If you choose this option, when you select the link, choose "Make A Report" at the top of the page. You will see a list of several reporting categories.  After selecting a category, you will be taken to a reporting form. Before submitting your report you will be asked to create a password. After submitting the report, you will be given a report key. Please keep a record of your password and report key so that you can access your report again. If you are reporting anonymously, please remember to log in, using the "Follow up on a Report" link at the top of this page to see any communication from the University or to learn about any progress. All reports will receive a response within two (2) business days. 
 

You can choose to report or document anonymously

There are three methods for making an anonymous report. Anonymous reports are challenging to investigate and therefore may limit the University's ability to respond in meaningful ways. Nevertheless, some survivors use these options to document their experiences and elect formal reporting later. 

Title IX Reporting Form

You can fill out this form and omit your contact information. In doing so, you can submit concerns about sexual harassment, gender-based misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking. The information you share in the form is sent directly to Title IX Coordinators for their review and response. 

Ethics Point

EthicsPoint is an alternative means of reporting to the University for members who do not wish to use the Title IX reporting form. It is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool created to assist Bentley is identifying and addressing the concerns of students, employees, and other persons affiliated with Bentley University. The service is maintained by an independent third-party provider and all reports, which can be submitted anonymously(see below), are held securely and confidentially on the external systems.  Appropriate staff such as the Title IX team, receive reports for response. 

If you choose this option, when you select the link, choose "Make A Report" at the top of the page. You will see a list of several reporting categories.  After selecting a category, you will be taken to a reporting form. Before submitting your report you will be asked to create a password. After submitting the report, you will be given a report key. Please keep a record of your password and report key so that you can access your report again. If you are reporting anonymously, please remember to log in, using the "Follow up on a Report" link at the top of this page to see any communication from the University or to learn about any progress. All reports will receive a response within two (2) business days. 

University Police Tip Form

Simply omit your contact information from the fields in the form. Submissions using this form will be received and reviewed during regular business hours and then investigated by a Bentley University Police investigator. If this is an emergency please call Bentley Police at 781.891.3131, or dial 911 for off campus assistance. All submissions of this form are treated with the same level of confidentiality as a police report and will be investigated to the extent possible. With no way to contact the sender to ask further questions, our avenues of investigation may be limited.
 

You can choose to delay reporting

Some survivors may choose to delay reporting. This is ok.  Although we want you to report your experiences, we understand if you are not comfortable or ready. Using one of the above mentioned anonymous reporting tools is one way you can document your experiences and revisit if you would like to. Regardless of what you choose, there are people such as confidential resources on campus and community partners who can help you navigate your choices, the processes and any supportive care.  

You can choose to file a complaint with the Police

Students who choose to file a complaint with Bentley University Police can do so with officers who are on duty or request an appointment with one of our investigators. All investigators receive special training so they are trauma-informed in responding to disclosures, taking reports and investigation. Students can request a male or female identified investigator. Please note, it may take a little time for an investigator to respond to the request if they are not currently on-duty as they will have to travel to campus. 

Our officers and investigators will seek your consent with every step of the process from taking your report, to investigation, evidence collection and/or filing of criminal charges. To assist you, police may ask you general or specific questions about what happened. The amount of information shared is up to the survivor. You will never be asked to share more than you are comfortable with. 

Safety planning will always be offered to you, regardless of how much information or detail you choose to share. 

Bentley University Police Department
Hours: 24/7
Location: Callahan Building, 1st Floor
Emergency: (781) 891-3131
Non-Emergency: (781) 891-2201

Waltham Police Department
Location: 155 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02454
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (781) 893-3700

Policies and Rights

People and Resources

Employee Reporting Resources

Have you downloaded the RAVE Guardian App?

The RAVE Guardian app is available for all Bentley community members to provide you with quick and easy access to Bentley University Police Department and other resources. Features include:

  • Emergency Call button to connect directly with University Police
  • Call Directory for offices and resources that can support survivors
  • Direct access to campus safety reports, CARE team, Title IX and the student handbook
  • Safety timer feature 
  • Chat feature (which can be anonymous) to report a concern for a student or suspicious activity on campus

Select your platform and register with your Bentley email and phone number

Button for app store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rave-guardian/id691246562

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