Reporting an Incident

Important Information:

  • Be  sure to review the information under the  confidentiality and reporting tab to decide which option is best for you.
  • If you do not wish to make an immediate report, you still may consider preserving evidence.
  • Whether or not you file a report with the police, you may file a complaint through the University’s Title IX procedures.

Campus Reporting Options

For a complete description and explanation of your reporting options, including privacy and confidentiality issues, please refer to the Confidentiality and Reporting tab.

Criminal-Police

You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the police. If you choose to do so, they will provide you with support throughout the process. Potential criminal sanctions include, but are not limited to, incarceration. You are not required to file a criminal complaint.

Title IX Reporting

You may file a Title IX complaint with the University by contacting the Title IX Coordinator, a key department, or another Responsible Employee. Sanctions may include suspension or expulsion (for students) and termination (for employees).

Online Title IX Report Form

Key Departments:

  • Residential Life and Housing
    • (508) 531-1277
  • Office of Student Affairs
    • Boyden Hall, Room 106
    • (508) 531-1276
  • Office of Community Standards
    • DiNardo Hall
    • (508) 531-6177
  • Office of Human Resources
    • Boyden Hall, Room 103
    • (508) 531-1324
  • Disability Resources
    • Maxwell Library, Ground Floor
    • (508) 531-2194
    • TTY (508) 531-6113

Responsible Employees

Pursuant to Title IX, certain University employees are required to report incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator. View a complete list of responsible employees.

Anonymous Reporting

Important Information:

  • In order for a report to remain anonymous, you must not reveal identifying information about yourself.
  • Provide only the facts surrounding the incident.

You may file an anonymous report (without including your personal identification) with the Title IX Coordinator. Anonymous reports will typically be used only for statistical data collection under the Clery Act will be kept confidential as required by the Sexual Violence Policy, and will not be used to initiate an investigation or a complaint except:

  1. When necessary to comply with applicable law; or
  2. To protect the health and safety of the campus community.

To make an anonymous report, you may contact us:

You may file an anonymous* report (without including your personal identification) with the EO Director/Title IX Coordinator by completing this form (please do not include your name or email address to remain anonymous). In the alternative, you may leave a voicemail on the BSU Police Tipline (508.531.6185). The BSU Police Tipline is a voicemail account only and will not display your phone number.

*If you include personal identification in your email or voicemail, you will be contacted to confirm whether you wish to make an official report.

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