Christopher M. Kandus-FisherVice President of Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion; Chief Equity Officer; Title IX Coordinator
Contacting the Title IX coordinator for support does not require you to file a report.
Vice President of Human Resources
855 Boylston Street
Confidential, professional counselors are available in the Office of Counseling Services between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For after-hours emergencies contact the Public Safety emergency line, 617-747-8888, and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. Personal counselors in the Office of Counseling Services are experienced in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including trauma from sexual violence.
Berklee Public Safety will assist you if you feel you are in immediate danger.
Public Safety offers walking safety escorts to all students, faculty, and staff; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; up to within a half-mile of 150 Massachusetts Avenue.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)E 4 Health, Inc. 1-800-828-6025 LifeScopeEAP.com
- Know Your Rights: Creating a Community of Equity
- Know Your Rights: Creating a Community of Equity—Valencia Brochure
- Is It Equity?
- How Berklee Addresses Equity Reports
- Equity Reporting Process
- Support and Reporting Options
- Equity Policy and Process
- Downloadable Equity Policy and Process
- Diversity Values Statement and Definition
- Student Code of Community Standards
- Downloadable Student Code of Community Standards
- Policy Handbook for Students
- Housing Handbook
- Human Resources Employee Resources
- For Student Supervisors: Creating an Equitable Student Employment Environment
- For Faculty: Creating an Equitable Learning Environment
- Supporting Gender Variant Students in the Classroom: A Guide for Voice Faculty
BARCC provides a crisis line, 24-hour advocacy, and counseling services.
BARCC also offers resource guides advising how to support survivors of sexual assault, including the following
- Time Sensitive Info.pdf
- Common Reactions to Trauma.pdf
- First Response - A guide to sexual assault disclosures.pdf
- 24-hour, multilingual: 617-248-0922
- SafeLink hotline: 877 785-2020
- Advocacy, referral, and support services; LGBT services
Provides direct legal representation to victims/survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Local hospitals equipped with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) with advanced training and certification in conducting sexual ass ault exams include:
National Domestic Violence Hotline (online chat hotline available)
National Dating Abuse Hotline (online chat hotline available)
- 24-hour multilingual: 617-248-0922
- SafeLink hotline: 877-785-2020
- Advocacy, referral, and support services; LGBT services.
The following off-campus resources are available to address the equity violation needs of specific populations. In describing these resources, in the interest of respect for their work and the communities they serve, we have often used their own words, even if the Berklee community might use different words.
- For male survivors of unwanted sexual experiences: 1in6.org
- For LGBT individuals who are victims of bias crime, domestic violence (intimate partner violence), and sexual assault: Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program
- For Spanish-speaking victim-survivors of sexual abuse: Llámanos y hablemos 1-800-223-5001; TTY: 1-800-688-4889
- Spanish-speaking individuals in LGBTQ/SM/polyamourous relationships: The Network/La Red, 617-742-4911, 617-227-4911 (TTY)
- For Asian-language speakers (Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese) experiencing domestic violence (intimate partner violence): Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
- For all survivors of sexual misconduct, including providing family shelter to those with teen children: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
- For Portuguese speakers: Massachusetts Alliance of Portugeuse Speakers
- For trans* individuals: National Center for Transgender Equality
- For refugees or those in an immigration process: Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center
- For South Asian women and families: Saheli
- For Muslim women and families: Turning Point
- For veterans: MakeTheConnection.net offers advice and resources for transitioning from service and into higher education
As a community we are committed to creating an even more welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff can learn and work. To continue our work, and advance our commitment to inclusion we must also appreciate dates and events that are important to a wide range of cultures and religions. We have created an event listing as a resource for everyone in order to plan for these events.
Otherwise, see below for instructions on how to have holidays and cultural/religious observances automatically show up on your Google calendar.
How to Add Holidays and Observances to Your Google Calendar
To add holidays and observances to your Google calendar, follow these instructions:
- Log into Google Calendars;
- On the lower left-hand side of the screen, click on the downward-facing triangle next to "Other calendars;"
- Click on "Browse Interesting Calendars;"
- On the next screen, click on "Subscribe" next to the Holidays you want displayed on your calendar;
- Click "<< Back to calendar" near the top of the page next to "Interesting Calendars;" and
- Beneath "Other Calendars," scroll to the holiday calendars you subscribed to to ensure that a colored square appears next to it. Click on it if the square looks empty to subscribe and have the holidays/observances appear in your calendar.