Resources at Eastern Connecticut State University

Resources at Eastern

A variety of supportive resources are available on campus and in the community to assist you in dealing with sexual assault and interpersonal violence. These resources are available whether you are a residential or commuter student, and whether the incident occurred on campus or off campus.

Eastern and its community partners provide a range of services, resources, and mechanisms for you. In all cases, you have the choice to begin with an exploratory conversation. Making contact does not obligate you to press charges. For information on your options, you are encouraged to contact any of the following contacts. To go to a particular section, click one of the tabs below:

A variety of accommodations can be made for those affected by sexual assault and interpersonal violence. These can include special academic support services, class re-assignments, extensions on deadlines, temporary living arrangements, and other campus-based changes.

The Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Walter Diaz, Dean
Gelsi and Young Hall, Room 222
860-465-5244

The Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Amy Coffey, Associate Dean
Webb Hall, Room 263
860-465-5383

Housing and Residential Life
LaMar Coleman, Director
Wood Hall, Room 245
860-465-5297

Office of Equity and Diversity
Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, Title IX Coordinator
Gelsi and Young Hall, Room 255
860-465-5791

Regardless of your decision to report the crime to police or to the university, you are encouraged to receive medical support. All injuries are not visible. Sexual assault may put you at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection. Women may also be at risk for pregnancy. You can request the assistance of a SAIV-RT member provided by the university and/or a member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut (SACCEC) who will come to the Emergency Room at the hospital.

If you choose to have evidence collected, you should try not to wash, bathe, shower, douche, comb hair, change clothes, eat, drink, smoke, brush teeth, or go to the bathroom before going to the hospital. It is recommended that evidence be collected within the first 72 hours of the assault.

Student Health Services
Jane Neu, Associate Director
185 Birch Street
860-465-5263
Windham Community Memorial Hospital
Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner
112 Mansfield Avenue
860-456-6715
It is important to take good care of yourself. Give yourself time and know that it is never too late to get help. You can schedule an appointment with these services during normal business hours. Spiritual counseling is also available. Campus ministries include Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, Independent, and Congregational.

Counseling and
Psychological Services

Dr. Joseph Cherepon, Director
192 High Street
860-465-5778
The Women’s Center
Starsheemar Byrum, Director
Student Center, Room 116
860-465-4314
Campus Ministry
Father Larry LaPointe
290 Prospect Street
(860) 423-0856
We encourage you to report any incidents to the Eastern Police Department. This will initiate your path to justice and could also help you heal. Contacting the police does not require you to file a formal report or press charges. The decision to report to the police is yours, and you will not be pressured to report, to not report or to under-report. In response to reports of sexual assault and violence, the university seeks to provide services for you, to provide due process for the accused and to protect the campus from the threat of such incidents. Judicial Affairs is responsible for the overall coordination of the student conduct process. They can also assist in accommodating you with a housing change, a class reassignment, a no-contact directive, extensions on class assignments, and others changes as appropriate.

University Police Department
Public Safety Building
860-465-5310
9-1-1
Willimantic Police Department
42 Meadow Street, Windham, CT
24-Hour Non-Emergency
860-465-3135
Administration and Reports
860-465-3141
Office of Student Conduct
Chris Ambrosio, Interim Director
Wood Support Services Center, Room 240
860-465-0063


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