What to do and expect if you are accused of sexual misconduct
What do I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct and/or sexual violence?
What actions can someone take if they are accused of sexual misconduct?
Whom can a student contact if they have been accused of sexual misconduct?
The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Life, and the Director of Human Resources can explain Lesley's Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy and the Complaint Resolution Procedure for addressing sexual misconduct.
What, if anything, will my parents be told?Lesley University's primary relationship is with students and not with parents or guardians. University officials only speak with your parents/guardians at your request or when there is a significant threat to your health or safety.
Can I be charged with sexual misconduct on and off campus?Yes, complainants have the right to pursue a campus resolution of a complaint and/or criminal resolution. Lesley's complaint resolution process moves forward regardless of whether there is a criminal or civil legal action taken regarding the same incident.
Can I have someone with me through Lesley University's Complaint Resolution Procedure?You may have an advisor present during your interview with the Lesley investigator, but neither the complainant or the accused may have legal counsel present.
What else should I know about as this situation moves forward?
What is retaliation?
What should I do if someone retaliates against me?
Contact:Title IX Coordinator: 617.349.8507Director of Human Resources: 617.349.8785Dean of Student Life and Academic Development: 617.349.8539Public (Campus) Safety: 617.349.8888
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Policy
Community Standards of Conduct
Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy
Unequal Consensual Relationships Policy
Complaint Resolution Procedure
Hiring Protocol (PDF)
Diversity Scorecard (PDF)
University Response to Sexual Misconduct
Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator
What is Lesley's definition of consent to have sexual contact?
What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
What should I do if I am sexually harassed or stalked?
What should I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct?
What is an active by-stander?