If you have been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, stalking, or retaliation this means you are now a “respondent.” It is natural to feel confused, afraid, or overwhelmed. Support resources are available to help you.
If you are supporting someone who is a respondent, you can assist them by getting them connected to resources and support. Below you will find a list of steps you can take to locate support and resources for yourself or for your friend who is a respondent.
You may contact MCLA’s Title IX Coordinator at any time to ask about MCLA’s policies and procedures. Respondents may also inquire about the status of a complaint made against them.
Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Office Location: 309C Venable Hall
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
The Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Affirmative Action Plan (EO Plan) contains MCLA’s Title IX Sexual Harassment policies, procedures, and definitions. It is important to re-familiarize yourself with this information as it will be helpful to understand what happens next.
MCLA Counseling Center
MountainOne Wellness Center
The Brien Center
124 American Legion Drive, North Adams
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-252-0227
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line for People of Color
Text STEVE to 741741
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Suicide Hotline
Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MATSA)
Such measures may include a No Contact Order, academic changes (such as changes to a course or your schedule), or restrictions on access to certain campus locations.
If these measures are unduly burdensome, please contact the Title IX Coordinator for adjustments. DO NOT stop following the instructions you have been given before contacting the Title IX Coordinator as failure to follow the instructions may result in additional charges or disciplinary action.
You are entitled to have an advisor of your choice during the complaint investigation and resolution process.
For the live hearing, you are required to have an advisor present to ask questions on your behalf. If you do not have an advisor, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator to request that MCLA provide you with an advisor at the hearing at no cost to you.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
375 Church Street,
North Adams, MA 01247
800.969.MCLA or 413.662.5596