File A Report
File a report ONLINE:
File a report with the Title IX Team:
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Sue Nowlan, Dean of Students; Office of Student Affairs
(413) 748-3922 | 263 Alden Street Springfield, Mass. 01109
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Online and Regional Campus Students: Camille Elliott, MS, CAGS; Associate Director of Student Services
(413) 748-3978 | 263 Alden Street Springfield, Mass. 01109
The Deputy Title IX Coordinators have the primary responsibility for management of sexual misconduct complaints involving students; the Deputy Coordinators lead the investigative processes for the resolution of matters involving gender-based discrimination, including sexual violence. The Deputy Coordinators assist in the development and review of College policy to ensure the institution is in compliance with Title IX and related laws.
While the criminal process is completely separate from the College's Title IX response and procedure, when filing a report, the reporting party has the right to notify law enforcement or decline to notify law enforcement, including Springfield College police, municipal police, and Massachusetts State Police. If you need help filing a criminal report or seeking a restraining or protective order, our Department of Public Safety has trained investigators to help walk you through the process.
Report to Law Enforcement:
- On campus: Department of Public Safety
- Emergency Line: (413) 748-5555
- Non-Emergency Line: (413) 748-3516
- 25 Portsmouth Street, Springfield, Mass. 01109
- Off-Campus: Springfield Police Department
- Emergency Line: 911
- Non-Emergency Line: (413) 787-6302
Report to the Office of Civil Rights:
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, Boston, Mass. 02109-3921
Telephone: (617) 289-0111
What to expect when:
- Reporting to the College:
- Springfield College has a designated Title IX Coordinator and multiple Deputy Title IX Coordinators to oversee the Title IX process on campus and to investigate allegations of gender-based discrimination, including sexual violence.
- Expect one of the Deputy Coordinators or the Coordinator to contact you for an initial investigation, and to collect contact information.
- Expect the process to take approximately 60 days; extenuating circumstances may arise that require the investigation process to exceed that time frame, including, for instance: the complexity or severity of a complaint; if there is a parallel criminal investigation; or if the investigation occurs during school breaks or between school years.
- Both the Complainant and Respondent can expect to receive periodic updates as to the status of the review or investigation.
- Both the Complainant and the Respondent can expect to receive a written decision from the Deputy Coordinator.
- Reporting to the Police:
- Because the standards for determining a violation of criminal law are different from the standards for determining a violation of the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy, criminal investigations, reports, or outcomes are not determinative of whether gender-based misconduct has occurred for purposes of the College’s policy.
- For more information on what to expect on the reporting, investigative, and trial process for criminal matters visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) website.