Title IX Advisory Committee

The Title IX Advisory Committee addresses the safety needs of the Suffolk community while protecting victims'/survivors' rights to privacy and ensuring 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, this committee will be convened. A potential danger to the Suffolk community includes:

  • A pattern of sexual assaults, rapes, or sexual misconduct incidents;
  • A pattern of sexual assaults, rapes, or sexual misconduct incidents that occur near campus;
  • A violent or sadistic sexual assault, rape, or sexual misconduct incident; or
  • A gang sexual assault, rape, or sexual misconduct incident

If such a potential danger 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 committee 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 Title IX Advisory Committee 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 for CAS and SBS
  • Dean of Students for Law
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief of Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD)
  • Director of Counseling, Health & Wellness
  • University Risk Manager

Other members of the Suffolk community such as a representative from Residence Life and Housing and Public Affairs join the committee as needed depending on circumstances.