Resources for Students, Staff & Faculty
Peer Advocates at Olin
Peer Advocates (PA’s) are a group of independent and self-trained students at Olin who seek to provide resources around healthy relationships, sexual decision making, and consent while also serving as a peer support for victims of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and/or any other unwanted or concerning behavior of a sexual nature. This program was founded by Kate Maschan (class of 2015) in the fall of 2014 as part of her AHS Capstone project.
Note: The Peer Advocates (PA's) are not an official student organization at Olin College. As an independent and self-trained group of students, the PA's views and actions do not represent that of the Title IX Office or Olin College. For information regarding the Title IX process please review Olin's Sexual Misconduct Policy and/or contact Guilene.Prepetit@Olin.edu
TITLE IX INFORMATION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
How to provide support:
If a student discloses an incident of sexual misconduct to you, there are things you can do to help support the student.
Care for the Student. Ensure that they are safe. Believe their story. Provide non-judgmental support. Use their words, not yours. Be respectful of their decisions.
Connect. Connect the student with resources.
Interim Title IX Coordinator
781-292-2411 | Guilene.Prepetit@Olin.edu.
You must report the incident to ensure the Title IX Coordinator can provide resources and support to the student.
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 resources described above, are considered “responsible employees” and are obligated by law 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. Resident Resources (R2’s) are also considered responsible employees.
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 Misconduct 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 and 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 outweighs the reasons for the request.
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.
Where to report:
You are obligated to promptly report all known information to the Interim Title IX Coordinator:
Interim Title IX Coordinator
781.292.2411 | Guilene.Prepetit@olin.edu
After the Title IX Coordinator receives a report of sexual misconduct, they will initiate contact with the individual to offer assistance and ensure that the person receives information on Olin’s resources, Olin's Sexual Misconduct Policy, and is aware of their reporting options, rights, and protections under the law. 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 outweighs the reasons for the request.