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If you would like to seek assistance or support, but do not want the College to investigate or take any action at the time, you may speak with one of the College's confidential resources. These include health and counseling services, licensed mental health professionals, and ordained clergy. Confidential off-campus resources are also available. Confidential resources have the primary mission of addressing the needs of the individual who is reporting, rather than the community as a whole, and have been granted certain legal confidentiality privileges to facilitate this. Thus, individuals may speak with these resources openly without concern of initiating an investigation, as long as there is no immediate threat to safety to the complainant or the community.
A number of private resources are also available on campus. Private resources share information with only those they are required to by law or job function. Private resources are not considered confidential, as they are required to report to the Title IX coordinator.
You can find more information about support and resource options at hampshire.edu/studentlife/sexual-respect.htm.
In addition to the above, if an employee believes that he or she has been subjected to a sexual harassment or offense, the employee may file a formal complaint with either or both of the government agencies set forth below. Using the College's complaint process does not prohibit the employee from filing a complaint with these agencies. Each of the agencies has a short time period for filing a claim (EEOC, 300 days; MCAD, 300 days).