Reporting Options

You can choose to report any incident to Berklee, law enforcement, both, or neither. Berklee has no time limit for accepting reports of equity violations, although our ability to investigate and respond is higher the earlier we are notified. You have the right to a prompt and equitable resolution of any complaint, and Berklee’s response will be aimed at minimizing any interference with your educational access and normal employment responsibilities. In addition to resolving a complaint, Berklee offers academic, housing, and employment interim support measures, as well as other services to help you stay engaged and committed to your normal day-to-day activities, as well as navigate this difficult time.

Filing a Complaint with Berklee

You may file a complaint with the chief equity officer and Title IX coordinator, who will explain your options, may initiate an investigation, and pursue a resolution. Possible sanctions for the accused, if found responsible, range from a formal warning, suspension, expulsion (for students), and termination (for employees). This type of complaint is governed by Berklee’s Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Equity Policy and Process.

Kelly Downes
Chief Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator

File a report online. This form can be used for anonymous reporting.


Filing a Criminal Complaint

You can also choose to file a criminal complaint if you wish. You may do this through the following:

  • Berklee Public Safety: 617-747-8888

  • Boston Police Department: 617-343-4400

  • The Victim’s Rights Law Center: 617-399-6720 (provides pro bono legal services to support you in connection with a criminal complaint)

For more information on reporting, see the Options, Reporting, and Confidentiality section of the Equity Policy and Process.