Dear Emerson Community members:
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) would like to welcome everyone to the 2023-2024 academic year. We’d like to take this time to share some information about our office, which is available to support members of the Emerson community who may have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence (including sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation). OEO is a resource for students, staff, and faculty, and our door is always open to discuss what options may be available to address the behavior you’ve experienced. If you’ve experienced unwelcome conduct on the basis of a protected category (such as race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, disability, pregnancy, age), OEO is here to help.
OEO is led by the Associate Vice President for Equity, Access, & Equal Opportunity, Sonia Jurado, who serves as the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator for Emerson College. OEO is also staffed by Amy Condon and Meghan Scassera, who serve as OEO Investigators/Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and by Lena Shapiro, the OEO Department Coordinator. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in Suite 409 of the Ansin Building. You can learn more about our office and our staff by visiting the OEO website.
As we enter this new year, we would like to remind the community about the policies in place at Emerson College regarding discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. These policies apply to students, staff, and faculty on any of the Emerson campuses (domestic and abroad).
These policies include:
- Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Violence
- Formal Complaint Process
- Title IX Grievance Process
If you believe you may have have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence, or have concerns that this conduct is happening at Emerson, you can contact OEO at email@example.com or 617-824-8999. You can also submit a report to OEO online at www.emerson.ethicspoint.com, which includes an option to report anonymously. If you choose to report anonymously, please make sure to log back into the portal one week later for follow-up from OEO (you will still be anonymous). Anyone who has experienced this conduct can also find support resources on the OEO resources webpage.
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) looks forward to working with the Emerson community this year.
Sonia Jurado, J.D.
Associate Vice President of Equity, Access & Equal Opportunity