Interpersonal and Domestic Violence

Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence: Campus Contacts and Reporting Procedures

 

CONTACTS

A. Reports of Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence by an Eastern employee are made in accordance with the policy set forth by the policies of the Board of Regents.  To report Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence employees should contact:

University Police at (860) 465-5310 or 911

Dr. Stacey Close
closes@easternct.edu
Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at (860) 465-5791

Mr. Kenneth DeLisa
delisak@easternct.edu
Chief Human Resources Officer at (860) 465-5269

B. Reports of Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence by an Eastern student against another student are made in accordance with the Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities in the Student Handbook. To report Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence, students should contact University Police at (860) 465-5310, and/or Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President of Equity and Diversity, at (860) 465-5791. For advocacy and further information including your Title IX rights and reporting procedures visit the Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIV-RT) website at www.easternct.edu/saiv/. Please contact Starsheemar Byrum, Women’s Center and SAIV-RT Coordinator at (860) 465-4314 for assistance or with any questions regarding support and advocacy.  For general information on Title IX, also see Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President of Equity and Diversity, at (860) 465-5791.

 

REPORTING PROCEDURES

A.  University Employees:

Employees (complainants), after contact with employee personnel above, may report issues of Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence by another employee or student to the Office of Equity and Diversity, Gelsi-Young Hall, Room 254. The reports should be filed with the University as soon as possible after the incident(s) occurred, but generally no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the occurrence of the alleged act(s) or the complainant’s learning of the alleged act(s).

Complaints submitted after the designated deadline may be accepted at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity and with the approval of the President. Reports may also be filed with University Police.

Complaints may be pursued as disclosures or reports.  A formal report requires a complete and full investigation of the complainant’s allegations by the Office of Equity and Diversity and the filing of a written report, consisting of findings and recommendations, with the University President. In determining whether to pursue a complaint formally, the wishes of the complainant will be taken into consideration.

Any formal investigation conducted by the Office of Equity and Diversity shall be initiated within fourteen (14) calendar days of the filing of a report. The complainant and the respondent(s) will be notified by the Office of Equity and Diversity of the initiation of the investigation. Both parties will be informed of their rights under the policies and their ability to have advocates. Upon completion of the investigation, the Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity or his or her designee shall prepare a report setting forth findings of fact. The complainant and the respondent(s) shall be advised of the completion of the report and shall have an opportunity to review the report prior to its submission to the President. The President or his or her designee shall endeavor to respond to the report prepared by the Office of Equity and Diversity within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt. It is the goal of the University that all reports of Interpersonal Violence and Domestic Violence filed with the Office of Equity and Diversity be addressed and resolved within sixty (60) days of receipt.

The University shall endeavor, to an extent consistent with its obligations under this policy and the requirements of applicable law, to protect the privacy of persons by whom, or against whom, reports have been made.

B. Complaints against University Students:

Claims of Interpersonal Violence or domestic violence by students shall be the addressed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Statement of Disciplinary Procedures, set forth in the Student Handbook.

Contacts Phone and Emails, Students

Ms. Michelle Delaney
Dean of Students
(860) 465-5244
delaneymi@easternct.edu

Ms. Starsheemar Byrum
Coordinator, Women’s Center
(860) 465-4314
byrums@easternct.edu

 

Off Campus Resources

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-888-774-2900 (English)
1-844-831-9200 (Español)

United Services
860-456-2261

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut
860-456-3595

Windham Community Memorial Hospital
860-456-9116