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  • 1. All reports of sexual misconduct will be treated seriously and with dignity by the institution.

    2. Referrals to off-campus counseling and medical services that are available immediately and confidentially, whether or not those who report feel ready to make any decisions about reporting to police, a college or university employee or the campus’s Title IX Coordinator.

    3. Those who have been affected by sexual misconduct have the right to take both criminal and civil legal action against the individual allegedly responsible.

    4. Those who seek confidentiality may contact a clergy member(s), a University counseling center counselor, a University health center care provider, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Connecticut and/or the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence — all of whom are bound by state statutes and professional ethics to maintain confidentiality without written releases.

    5. Any student, under the influence of alcohol at the time of an incident, or at the time of reporting,
    may not be subject to the code of conduct process related to alcohol violations. Remember that it is never too late to seek help and support.

    6. As stated by the Board of Regents of Higher Education, retaliation against any person who made a
    complaint, testified, assisted, participated or refused to participate in an administrative or criminal process is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
  • 1. Go to a safe place. Go to a friend’s room, an RA’s room or any open office you feel comfortable in.
    If you are not safe, call University Police at (860) 465- 5310 or call 911.

    2. Contact someone you can trust. A friend, a family member or a victim’s advocate are good resources to call. In addition to Eastern resources, there are 24-hour hotlines available for support.
    Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut | (860) 456-2789
    United Services Domestic Violence Program | (860) 456-2261.

    3. Preserve Evidence. If you think you might want to report the crime to the police, do not shower,
    douche, eat, brush your teeth or wash your clothes. If the incident involves any written or electronic
    evidence such as pictures, texts, emails, social media posts or videos, try to preserve copies.

    4. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. You do not need to make a formal report to the
    University or press charges to receive medical attention and treatment. You will have options for
    prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

    5. Receive a forensic exam. If you are unsure about whether you want to report the crime to the University or the Police, that is okay. You can have evidence collected at the local hospital and then decide about reporting at a later date.

  • Supportive measures are non-disciplinary and non-punitive services offered as appropriate to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s educational program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party. Students have the right to receive supportive measures from Eastern, regardless of whether they decide to file a complaint. Students should not hesitate to make these requests, which will be addressed in a timely manner by the Office of Equity and Diversity/Title IX. Some supportive measures include, but are not limited to:

    1. Assistance in changing living arrangements, class schedules or on-campus work schedules.
    2. Campus escort services.
    3. No Contact Orders. Restrictions on contact between involved parties. (Please note, this is not the same as a protective or restraining order).
    4. Leave of absence.
    5. Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campus.

  • No Contact Order
    A No Contact Order is a directive from the office of Student Conduct that limits contact with another student on campus. This includes but is not limited to personal contact, telephone contact, mail contact, electronic contact (including but not limited to email, text message, social network messaging, or instant messaging) and third-party contact. Failure to abide by this order may result in formal disciplinary charged being filed under the Student Code of Conduct.

    Persona Non Grata (PNG) from Residence Halls
    A PNG puts a student on notice that they are unwelcome in a specific building or area on campus. Failure to comply with a PNG may result in arrest for criminal trespassing.
    Assistance in Changing Living Arrangements, Class Schedules, or On-Campus Work Schedules
    The university recognizes that it may be necessary for students to request an interim change to their on-campus living arrangements, class schedules, and on-campus workplace. Students should contact the Dean of Students. Students should not hesitate to make these requests, which will be addressed in a timely manner.

    Support Person
    A support person is someone who accompanies a complainant or respondent to a hearing (or a proceeding pertaining to a report of sexual misconduct) for the limited purpose of providing support and guidance. You are able to choose a support person to assist you throughout the process. A support person should be someone you feel comfortable with knowing the details of the incident and who you would feel comfortable having present at meetings or a hearing (if needed).

  • If you are someone who has experienced sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and/or stalking, we want to make sure you are aware of the resources available to you. There are both confidential and non-confidential resources available to make a disclosure. These offices will be able to give you support and give an overview of resources, options, and supportive measures available to you. You can learn more information about these resources here.
  • Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence

    Eastern Connecticut State University's Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team, also known as the SAIV-RT and designated by the Division of Student Affairs, is a campus community-based team. The SAIV-RT works comprehensively to respond to all forms of interpersonal violence, including, but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

    The team provides supportive options including, but not limited to, counseling, medical support, judicial and legal services, academic intervention, referrals, advocacy, and general information regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence. The SAIV-RT provides a proactive and informed response to issues of interpersonal violence and is available to help anyone. On the SAIV-RT’s website you will find many resources: definitions of interpersonal violence, the policies in place to protect students, faculty and staff, and the various steps you can take to if you or someone you know has experienced harassment or assault.

    If you, or someone you know, is a survivor of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, the SAIV-RT can assist in providing a private, safe and supportive space to talk, an opportunity to understand options for on-campus and off-campus reporting procedures, and assist in addressing other campus concerns. For more information about the Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team, or to report a sexual assault or any form of interpersonal violence you may contact any member of the team.

    Starsheemar Byrum | SAIV-RT Coordinator | Student Center, 116 | 860-465-4314

    Michelle Delaney | Dean of Students | Gelsi-Young Hall, 222 | 860-465-5244

    Sara Madera, M.S. | Title IX Coordinator | Gelsi-Young Hall 253 | 860-465-5012