Confidentiality

The University will treat information it receives with appropriate sensitivity. Suffolk, however, 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:

Sheila M. Calkins, BSN, JD (Non-confidential Report)
Director of Title IX and Clery Act 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, when 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 do so with the professional counselors in the University Counseling, Health & Wellness Center and the University Chaplain in the Interfaith Center. Here is their contact information:

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

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

CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING OPTIONS: EMPLOYEE-ONLY RESOURCES

E4Health (formerly Lifescope) provides Suffolk employees and their family members with free, confidential, 24/7 access to licensed, master’s-level clinicians to help find solutions to balancing personal and work challenges. Employees and their family members can access services via phone at 800-828-6025 or online at 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.