Reporting Options

Olin Reporting Options and Resources 

To report a violation, file a complaint, or seek information about the process under the Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy, please contact the Title IX Coordinator. 

Olin recognizes that an individual may feel most comfortable discussing incidents, situations, and/or allegations with Olin employees whom the individual knows well. It is important to note that Olin employees, other than the confidential resource providers, are considered “responsible employees” and are obligated to disclose all reports and relevant information committed by or impacting any community member, that is shared with them, to the Title IX Coordinator concerning: unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and marital or parental status, as well as incidents and allegations of sexual misconduct (including, but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking), and/or retaliation. The Title IX Coordinator will then take the steps to provide the alleged victim with rights and resource information. Responsible employees must disclose all information they know related to a report of potential sexual misconduct including the names of the alleged victim and perpetrator (if known), any witnesses and any other relevant facts including, the date, time and specific location of the alleged incident. Responsible employees include all full or part-time faculty, staff, administrators, and employees at Olin.  

To the extent possible, information reported to a responsible employee will be shared only with the Title IX Coordinator and those who assist in the implementation of Olin’s Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy and procedures. If the incident is an emergency or poses a serious or continuing threat, the responsible employee should first call Babson/Olin Public Safety immediately. If the incident is not an emergency or does not pose a serious or continuing threat, the responsible employee should not share information with law enforcement without the alleged victim’s consent or unless the employee is otherwise required by law to do so. 

Once a responsible employee learns about an incident, allegation or receives a report, Olin is on notice and then may be required to investigate. In some instances, the alleged victim may express a desire that Olin not investigate the incident. The Title IX Coordinator will strongly consider the request, and will generally honor the request except in limited circumstances where the safety and well-being of the individual and/or the community outweigh the reasons for the request. For information regarding requests for confidentiality or no investigation see Section IV.A of the policy. 

Whenever possible, responsible employees will disclose their duty to report incidents before someone reveals information about an incident. Olin encourages individuals to speak with a responsible employee so that an incident can be looked into and properly resolved.

Below are the methods to report an incident:

  • TITLE IX COORDINATOR

  • ETHICSPOINT REPORT FORM (ANONYMOUS OR NON-ANONYMOUS)

  • CRIMINAL REPORTING OPTIONS- LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • GOVERNMENT REPORTING OPTIONS


Title IX Reporting Options

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Olin programs to comply with Title IX. This includes leading Olin’s efforts to respond to reports of conduct that could trigger Olin’s Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy.

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy are also available to meet with any individual to provide information about the implementation of the Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy (including the availability of interim measures, the investigation, and the resolution/sanction process), as well as discussing other resources within the Olin community and beyond. 

Justin M. Bell, JD (he/him)
Title IX Coordinator- Director of Nondiscrimination Initiatives
jbell@olin.edu
Campus Center 332

Guilene Prepetit (she/her)
Deputy Title IX Coordinator & HR Generalist
gprepetit@olin.edu
781.292.2411 | Campus Center 332

EthicsPoint provides a simple way to report incidents, either anonymous or non-anonymous, that may involve misconduct or violations of the college's policies. 

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our core values and Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct & Title IX policies

To submit a report, please click on “Make A Report” to access a list of 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. It is important that you write down the password and report key to be able to access your report again. This is especially important if you choose to report anonymously, as this reporting portal will allow us to communicate with you while still maintaining your anonymity. Alternatively, you may also make a report by calling the EthicsPoint Hotline at 844-548-0642, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. 

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

Individuals who believe that they may have been victims of a crime may file a criminal complaint with the Babson/Olin Public Safety (781.239.5555) and/or the local police department (911) where the incident occurred.  An individual may make both a criminal complaint and a complaint to Olin under its Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy.

Olin encourages individuals to report incidents to the police so the police can take appropriate measures to help individuals and prevent future crimes.  However, individuals are never required to report an incident to Babson/Olin Public Safety or the local police.

Babson/Olin Public Safety

  • Phone: 781.239.5555 – Non-emergency Anonymous Tip Line: 781.237.8164
  • Emergency Call Boxes are located across Babson and Olin to contact Public Safety
  • Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts 02457

If an individual wishes to file a report on campus, a trained investigator at Babson/Olin Public Safety will be available to meet and receive a report. It is the policy of the Babson/Olin Public Safety Department to ensure consistent standardized procedures for the investigation and prosecution of all sexual and interpersonal misconduct claims. Officers and investigators are trained to respond, support, and collaborate with local health and law enforcement to help preserve evidence should an individual wish to pursue a criminal prosecution in addition to other protective orders available through the court system. 

Needham Police Department

  • Phone: 781.455.7570
  • 99 School Street, Needham, MA 02392

Massachusetts State Police

  • Phone: 781.431.5050
  • 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

District Attorney Office – Victim Witness Coordinator

  • Phone: 781.830.4800
  • 45 Shawmut Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

If an individual would like assistance in filing a report with local law enforcement, Babson/Olin Public Safety will be available to provide assistance. Additionally, if an individual wishes to file a report with off-campus authorities, they may choose to go directly to the local police department. Transportation to the police department is available through Olin. One may also choose to have the police come to Olin’s campus. If this option is chosen Olin can arrange for a discreet and private place to meet for this purpose. By filing a report, you are not committed to seek criminal prosecution. However, Olin will evaluate its obligation to conduct an internal investigation. 

If one wishes to file a complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and/or retaliation, outside of the College or in addition to a complaint filed under Olin’s Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct and Title IX Policy, contact one of the government agencies listed below.

U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

  • Phone: 617.289.0111
  • 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Phone: 617.565.3200 / 800.669.4000
  • 475 Government Center, Boston, MA 02203

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

  • Phone: 617.994.6000
  • One Ashburton Place, Suite 601, Boston, MA 02108