Confidentiality

The University will treat information it receives with appropriate sensitivity. However, the University cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality in all situations.

Different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain an individual’s confidentiality. Some are required to maintain confidentiality (see below). Most employees are considered "responsible employees" and are required to report sexual misconduct, including the identities of the victim/survivor/complainant and the perpetrator/respondent, to the Director of Title IX Compliance:

Title IX Coordinator (Non-confidential Report)
Sheila M. Calkins
Director of Title IX Compliance
13th floor, 73 Tremont Street
617-573-8027
title9@suffolk.edu

This reporting is necessary for several reasons, including the need to ensure that persons subject to the sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct receive appropriate information and services, to track incidents and, where appropriate, to take actions to protect the Suffolk community.

ON-CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING OPTIONS; STUDENT-ONLY RESOURCES

If you are a student and you want to speak confidentially, you may speak with the professional counselors, in the University Counseling, Health and Wellness Center and the University Chaplain in the University Interfaith Center. Contact information for these resources are listed below.

Counseling, Health and Wellness Center 
73 Tremont Street, 5th floor
617-573-8226
www.suffolk.edu/offices/chw

Interfaith Center 
The Reverend Amy Fisher, University Chaplain
Sawyer 823
617-573-8325
www.suffolk.edu/interfaith

CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING OPTIONS - EMPLOYEE-ONLY RESOURCES

Employees Only: E4Health (formerly Lifescope provides Suffolk employees and their family members with free, confidential, 24/7 access to licensed, master’s level clinicians to assist in finding solutions to help balance personal and work challenges. Employees and their family members can access services via phone at 800-828-6025 or on the web at www.helloe4.com(username: Suffolk University; password: guest). All contacts and conversations with E4Health counselors are confidential except when there may be potential of harm to self or others or in situations of suspected child, elder or vulnerable person abuse or neglect.