Emerson College has been made aware of charges of criminal sexual misconduct that have been filed against Jefferson Fietek, a former faculty member. The alleged offenses occurred prior to his being employed by Emerson. Fietek is no longer an active faculty member at Emerson College, and he is prohibited from being on campus. The College has notified him that the College will not renew his contract, and he will no longer teach at Emerson, now or in the future. According to news reports, Fietek was taken into custody Thursday by law enforcement officers. While we are not aware of any reports of misconduct that occurred while this individual was a faculty member at Emerson, we have taken additional steps to preserve the safety of our community.