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Contact Title IX - Reporting Options

Any member of the Simon’s Rock Community who believes they have been subjected to misconduct our Title IX or Equity policies is encouraged to seek support and assistance through at least one of the resources listed below.

  • Some resources can maintain your confidentiality without any obligation to share your information.
  • Other resources are there for you to report crimes and policy violations. These resources may have obligations to act when you make a report.
  • Some employees of the College, such as faculty, administrators, professional staff, and Peer Counselors, are obligated to relay gender-based misconduct reports to the Title IX Coordinator, but they will still maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible.
  • If you are unsure of someone’s duties and ability to maintain your information confidentiality, ask them before you talk to them.

Reporting to Confidential Resources

Confidential resources are not required by law or College policy to relay reports of misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting to Private, Non-Confidential Resources

Resources listed here will need relay reports of sexual harassment and misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Information shared with the Title IX Coordinator will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution.

Izzy Filkins

Title IX Coordinator

Daniel Wendekier

Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Campus Safety

The Campus Safety office is staffed 24 hours a day by trained officers who serve all members of the Simon’s Rock community.

To reach Campus Safety on a campus phone, dial ‘0.
To reach Campus Safety from a cell phone, dial (413) 528-7291

Other private, non-confidential resources include:

  • Bias Response Team
  • Residence Directors
  • Dean of Students
  • Dean of Equity and Inclusion
  • Director of Finance and Administration

Criminal Reporting

Individuals have the right to decide whether to file or decline to file a report with the Massachusetts State Police or the local law enforcement agency where the misconduct occurred. Individuals may participate in a criminal process, College process, both, or neither. The Title IX Coordinator and other campus authorities are available to assist individuals in reporting to law enforcement.

Supportive Measures

Following a report of misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator can assist with providing supportive measures and accommodations, such as changes in campus housing, changes to academic or work schedules, academic support and assistance, access to counseling and support services, work accommodations, and no contact orders, as well as other services and supports.

Preserving Evidence

Simon’s Rock encourages all individuals to preserve evidence relating to reports of sexual harrasment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Evidence may be important for an investigation under this policy. Examples of evidence may include text messages, emails, social media communications, phone records, photographs, documents, clothing, bedding, and medical information.

Resolution Options

In accordance with our mission to provide students with a challenging, empowering, and inclusive education, Simon’s Rock strives to ensure that supports and remedies are available to all community members who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct within our campus community. Simon’s Rock offers comprehensive supportive measures to community members regardless of whether or not they wish to file a formal complaint. When a community member does choose to file a formal complaint, they may do so by contacting the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Office offers both restorative and disciplinary options for addressing harm and policy violations that have occurred in our community.

Filing a Formal Complaint

In cases where Students, Faculty or Staff have experienced misconduct prohibited under the Title IX Policy and/or the Equity Policy they may file a Formal Complaint by:

  • Meeting in person with the Title IX Coordinator and submitting a written and signed Formal Complaint
  • Meeting with the Title IX Coordinator and dictating a Formal Complaint, which they then sign
  • Emailing a written and signed Formal Complaint to the Title IX Coordinator
  • Mailing a written and signed Formal Complaint to the Title IX Coordinator
    Isabel Filkins
    Title IX Coordinator
    Building: Student Union
    Phone Number: (413) 644-4252
    Address: 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington MA 01230