UMass Boston

Sexual Respect and Title IX

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment free of intimidation, harassment and sexual misconduct, which includes relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Such conduct is prohibited by federal law (Title IX) and by university policy.

The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX is committed to working with all university community members to proactively address concerns of sexual and gender-based harassment through prompt addressing of concerns and complaints, remedial actions and prevention efforts.

Faculty, staff, and student employees who know of or receive complaints of sexual misconduct should report these concerns or file a complaint with the university’s Title IX coordinator.

If you, or someone you know, has been impacted by sexual or gender-based harassment, or you are someone involved in a formal complaint regarding sexual or gender-based harassment, you have the right to access resources and support. For more information on reporting options, available resources, and getting answers to your questions and concerns, please contact:

Director, Office of Civil Rights and Title IX and Title IX Coordinator
Anne-Valerie Imparato
Phone: 617.287.7391

Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator
Ezana Estifanos
Phone: 617.287.6172

Students may also contact:

Dean of Students/Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Shawn DeVeau
Phone: 617.287.7253

Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator
Brikitta Hairston
Phone: 617.287.6172

Student Conduct Case Manager
Eraj Mashmasarmi
Phone: 617.287.5800


Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 23