Sexual Misconduct Response Team

The purpose of the Sexual Misconduct Response Team is to address the safety needs of the Suffolk Community while protecting the victim's/survivor’s right to privacy and insuring the integrity of any police investigation or University disciplinary action.

If it is determined that a reported incident of sexual assault or sexual misconduct represents a potential danger to the Suffolk Community, the Sexual Misconduct Response Team will be convened. A potential danger to the Suffolk Community includes the following:

A pattern of sexual assaults, rapes or sexual misconduct incidents;

A pattern of sexual assaults, rapes or sexual misconduct incidents that occur near the campus;

A violent or sadistic sexual assault, rape or sexual misconduct incident; or

A gang sexual assault, rape or sexual misconduct incident.

If a potential danger to the Suffolk community is found to exist, a safety notice to the Suffolk community may be released, and other steps may be taken to ensure public safety.

Although the victim/survivor will not be present at the Sexual Misconduct Response Team meetings, the victim/survivor’s rights to anonymity will be respected by all members and overseen by the associate dean of students, or designee. The Sexual Misconduct Response Team may be composed of at least the:

  • Director of Title IX and Clery Act Compliance
  • Dean of Students for CAS and SBS
  • Associate Dean of Students (CAS and SBS)
  • Dean of Students - Law
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief of Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD)
  • Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness
  • University Risk Manager

Other members of the Suffolk Community, such as a representative from Residence Life and Housing and Public Affairs may be included as needed for a given set of circumstances.