Office of the Dean of Students
Please use one of the forms below to submit a report to be reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students.
If you are in immediate danger, do not utilize these report form. Immediately contact Boston College Police Department at 617-552-4444 or call 911.
The submission of false reports is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will be investigated accordingly.
Students enrolled at Boston College are subject to the Code of Conduct, found in the University’s Student Guide. Generally, a Boston College student’s involvement in the conduct process begins as a result of an alleged violation described in a report submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students. These alleged violations are usually documented through a complaint or report submitted by a Residential Life staff member, Boston College police officer, off-campus community liaison, neighbor, fellow student, University official, or local police department.
This online report allows anyone who feels they have grounds to initiate an alleged complaint to be reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students.
The following information is required as part of the complaint:
- the name(s) of the student(s) alleged to have violated the code; and
- a clear statement explaining the nature and circumstances of the complaint
The Office of the Dean of Students reserves the right to not proceed with complaints not submitted within a reasonable time frame including, but not limited to, instances in which material witnesses are no longer in attendance at the University.
Definition of Bias-Motivated Conduct: Not all hateful behavior rises to the level of a crime for which the offender may be prosecuted, and not all reported hate crimes are actually prosecuted. This protocol uses the term "bias-motivated offensive conduct" to refer to behavior that, whether or not criminal, constitutes a violation of behavioral standards and policies listed in the Student Guide and Professional Standards of Boston College, and that is motivated in whole or in part by the offender's bias toward the victim's race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, gender or ethnicity.
Boston College encourages all students to report incidents of bias they have personally experienced or witnessed through the reporting form on this website. The reports are confidential but not anonymous. The Office of the Dean of Students will review the form and will contact you regarding next steps.
Please note that this form is to be used only for Boston College students reporting incidents involving other Boston College students.
If the alleged bias-motivated conduct involves a Boston College faculty member, please contact the appropriate chair of the academic department or the Provost’s Office.
If the alleged bias-motivated conduct involves a Boston College staff member, please go this website for reporting options or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at 617-552-2323.
If the alleged bias-motivated conduct involves a non-Boston College affiliate as the alleged perpetrator, please contact Boston College Police at 617-552-4440 for non-emergency situations and 617-552-4444 for emergency situations.
Boston College seeks to foster a campus environment that supports its educational mission and is free from exploitation and intimidation, as well as discrimination based upon gender. Sexual misconduct of any kind, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, is antithetical to the mission of Boston College and the values it espouses and will be responded to accordingly. In accordance with Title IX, the University strives to eliminate sexual violence on campus, prevent its occurrence, and address its effects.
The Sexual Misconduct Policy provides information regarding the University’s education, prevention, and response efforts related to sexual misconduct by students, including descriptions of prohibited behavior, options to report misconduct (including confidential options), possible remedies and sanctions, and on- and off-campus resources. This policy explains how the University will proceed once it is made aware of possible student sexual misconduct.
The University strongly encourages any student who believes he or she has been harassed or subjected to sexual misconduct to seek prompt assistance from the resources described in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.