Sexual Misconduct Response Resource

How to Find Support Following Sexual Misconduct

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking:

Get to a safe place.

Your safety is the HIGHEST priority. Get away from the assailant quickly. Call Deerfield Academy Security 413.772.9880 or call 9-1-1

Know that what happened was not your fault.

You are not responsible for the actions of others. No one deserves to be sexually assaulted. No one deserves to be stalked. No one has the right to hurt you or touch you against your will or without consent. It is not your fault.

If you were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the incident, you will NOT face discipline for drug/alcohol violations.

Reach out for support.  You have choices. There is help on campus and off campus.


  • DA Security: 413.772.9880
  • School Officer: 413.772.9070
  • Health Center: go directly or call 413.774.1600
  • Deerfield Counselors: call 413.774.1600 and ask for the Counselor on Call.
  • Student Life Office: Deans, Asst. Head for Student Life
  • Advisor/Faculty Resident/Coach/trusted adult

*All Deerfield Academy resources are mandated reporters for any victim under the age of 18.  We are required by law to report sexual assault and misconduct to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.



  • Deerfield Academy Health Center: Go directly or call 413.774.1600
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center (Greenfield): 413.773.0211
  • Baystate Medical Center (Springfield): 413.794.0000


The Academy maintains a toll-free, independently staffed whistleblower hotline, available 24 hours a day. All calls to the hotline are confidential. You can reach the hotline at 866-427-8492.




  • NELCWIT 24/7 crisis hotline: 413.772.0806, 479 Main Street in Greenfield
  • Baystate Medical Center (Springfield): 413.794.0000
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center (Greenfield): 413.773.0211
  • Local police: 911
  • Family Member(s)
  • Spiritual/religious advisor

*NELCWIT is our local sexual assault crisis center.  It provides FREE, CONFIDENTIAL counseling services for victims of sexual assault and dating violence.