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Making a Report

The safety and well-being of our community is a top priority at Salem State. Teams from student life, academic support and university police work together to respond to concerns about community members in a supportive and compassionate way.


For Immediate Safety Risks, Call 911

If you have an immediate safety concern, a person is a threat to themselves or someone else, or you are witnessing a crime, call ext. 6111 from a university phone, or call 978.542.6111 or 911 from any phone.

You can also contact university police to anonymously report a crime or request a threat assessment.

Make a Report

The Salem State Care and Concern team reviews and responds to incidents or concerning student behavior. This can include agitated behavior, references to violence or self-harm, or significant emotional distress.

Make a report to the care and concern team. A team member will respond to your report with any follow-up concerns. To learn more, contact Elisa Castillo at 978.542.6401.

Faculty and staff can report academic or day-to-day student concerns to retention services through Mapworks. Observations for Mapworks include concerns include academic concerns (class attendance, academic performance, skill gaps); personal issues (living environment, social connections, homesickness) and financial issues.

Make a Mapworks referral (faculty/staff login required). You will receive a notification that your referral was received and addressed.

Salem State strives to both increase the diversity within our campus community and to create a welcoming environment for all members. We will not tolerate acts of bias or hate. The university defines a bias incident as any act, conduct or communication that reasonably is understood to demean, degrade, threaten or harass an individual or group based on an actual or perceived characteristic. Community members who witness or experience bias are encouraged to notify the university. 

Report a bias incident. To learn more, contact an interim chief diversity and inclusion officer: Rebecca Comage at 978.542.6507.

The Student Conduct Code identifies expectations for student behavior both on and off campus. If you feel that a student has violated a university policy, you are encouraged to submit a report.

Submit a violation report. The report will be reviewed for possible disciplinary action. You may be contacted to provide further information about your report. To learn more, conduct Cassie Kao at 978.542.6416.

Individuals should report incidents of academic dishonesty following the Academic Integrity Regulations. Violations of the Academic Integrity Regulations include cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and collusion. If a student has violated the Academic Integrity Regulations, a report should be filed even when the faculty member plans to address the violation directly with the student. 

Report a violation of Academic Integrity Regulations. Once a report is filed, it will be reviewed by Vickie Ross in Academic Affairs who will forward the report to the college/school Dean for appropriate action according to university regulations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vickie Ross at 978.542.2472.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity. Sex discrimination is a broad umbrella that includes but is not limited to: sexual violence, stalking, sexual assault and dating violence.

Title IX applies to all students, staff and faculty. Any community member who has been the victim of sexual assault or any other sex-based discrimination is highly encouraged to seek support and consider making a report. If this is an emergency, call ext. 6111 from a university phone or 911 from any outside phone.

Make a Title IX Report. To learn more about the Title IX process, contact Deputy Title IX Coordinator Marlin Nabors at 978.542.6401.

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