Title IX Policy
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College
Title IX Applies to Everyone at Hebrew College
Hebrew College will not tolerate sexual violence or harassment in any form. All members of the Hebrew College community deserve to learn, live, and work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination, including gender and sex-based misconduct.
The work of creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and respectful campus culture is work we must all do together, through ongoing education, communication, and clear structures of accountability and support.
We owe this to our students, we owe it to our faculty and staff, and we owe it to the communities we serve, as an educational institution committed to the sacred task of preparing ethical and compassionate Jewish leaders.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of sex in any term or condition of employment in higher education and in educational benefits, opportunities, and access. This includes a prohibition against all forms of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sex and gender discrimination. Title IX applies to students, faculty, and employees.
Hebrew College is committed to supporting complainants, providing fair processes to resolve complaints, and responding with compassion and prompt attention to complaints. Students are NOT required to provide additional information about the incident or participate in a college investigation in order to receive services. Our goal is to provide all students with information on reporting options so they can make an informed decision.
Hebrew College Title IX Policy
All members of the Hebrew College community deserve to learn, live, and work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination, including gender and sex-based misconduct. The College seeks to foster a safe environment through ongoing education, a clear and consistently upheld Sexual Harassment policy, and fair and equitable investigation and grievance procedures.Read the full policy [pdf]
Make a Report
The decision to report and when to do so is always up to you. Hebrew College encourages reports to be made in close proximity to the incident even though reports can be made to the College, confidential staff, and law enforcement at any time. To learn more, download and print our formal complaint form.Make a Formal Complaint
Talk to a Confidential Resource
A confidential resource means that information shared is protected by federal and state laws and cannot be shared without your explicit permission. You are welcome to contact one of the College’s confidential resources (listed below) to learn about your reporting options, available support services, and resources.Learn more
Support a Friend
Upon learning that a student has experienced sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking, it may be hard to know what to say. The following suggestions will not “fix” the pain or make the trauma disappear, but reacting or acting in a supportive way can help them feel less isolated and safer.
The investigations office strives to respond to and resolve all reports in a prompt and equitable manner while providing support to all affected parties. If you are unsure of how to proceed or would like to learn more about investigation processes, you can request a consult or contact our office at TitleIX@hebrewcollege.edu.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
As the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Susie Tanchel is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault in compliance with Title IX. She oversees all programs and processes that may involve gender or sex equity issues, including sexual assault prevention programs; crisis and risk management responses; communication between Hebrew College and law enforcement; the district attorney’s office, the City of Newton, and any area sexual assault support service agencies; and all related investigators and investigations.
Dr. Tanchel and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to students, faculty, employees, and the university community for questions about Title IX, reporting a Title IX related concern, and discussing Title IX reporting obligations.
Contact Susie Tanchel
(Dr. Tanchel is a Mandated Reporter)
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATORS
Deputy Title IX Coordinators serve an integral function in supporting the work of the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance among various constituencies and across campuses. Reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence can be made directly to Deputy Title IX Coordinators. They are also available to assist with training on Title IX reporting obligations and can serve as a resource for questions about Title IX and resources both on and off campus.
Rabbi Daniel Klein
Dean of Students
Rabbi Gita Karasov
Director of Admissions
Director of Human Resources
Senior Director, Office of Student Services
Rabbi Dan Judson, PhD
Dr. Susan Morrel
Director of Field Experience and Senior Advisor in Jewish Education
To report an act of gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or stalking contact any of the following resources:
Newton Police Department
1321 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02465
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
99 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
One Westminster Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
Main line: 617.427.9801
Intake line: 781.400.0770
National Sexual Assault Hotline
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Adult Sexual Assault & Rape Services by Massachusetts County