Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention & Education

Resources and Support During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

While many offices on campus and local service providers have moved to remote work, please be assured that we remain available and committed to providing resources and support to our community members impacted by sexual and domestic violence.  Please continue to contact us by email and phone using the information in the Resources section of this site.  In addition to the options and providers listed in the Resources section, Futures Without Violence has made available Information On COVID-19 For Survivors, Communities, And DV/SA Programs.

Letter to the Community 

Dear FSU Community,

Framingham State University seeks to SHAPE a campus environment free from all forms of sexual violence and relationship abuse.  All members of our community deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and to be able to go to work, get their education, visit, and otherwise participate in life at the University without fear or trauma.

When sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking occur, it deeply wounds our entire community.  Therefore, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of prevention and education, where expectations are clear, reporting processes are easily navigable, resources are readily available, and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

The SHAPE website has been created and designed to serve as a central source of information for prevention and education of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking including as it relates to Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act, the Clery Act, and University policy.

Please explore this site to learn more about our policies, how to identify and respond to problematic language or behavior, how to report concerns, resources accessible to members of the Framingham State community, and other useful information.

Through the ongoing dedication of many people in our community, we will continue to offer and expand educational opportunities and resources for students and employees.  We will continue to support all members of our community and promote a culture where sexual harassment and violence are not tolerated.  But we can't do it in isolation.  We need your participation, feedback, ideas, and commitment.  You might begin by reviewing bystander intervention techniques or learning how to support a survivor of sexual violence.  My door is always open for you to share your ideas or concerns.

Each of us has the power to SHAPE our community.  How will you?


Kimberly Dexter
Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
University Title IX Coordinator