The University of Connecticut is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation.
Every member of the University community should be aware that sexual violence is prohibited by law and by University policy and that the University will not tolerate any form of sexual violence. All reports of sexual harassment and violence are taken with the utmost seriousness. Victims who disclose that they have been subjected to sexual violence can expect to receive information regarding the wide variety of on and off campus resources. Victims are encouraged to self-report sexual violence to the police and to University administration. The University is committed to taking appropriate action to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence, and to hold perpetrators accountable under the University’s Policies prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Letter from Susan Herbst, President of the University of Connecticut.
The purpose of this website is to provide awareness, resources, and education for students, employees, parents, and visitors concerning sexual violence - what it is; what to do if it happens; where to go for support; and much more.
Victims or witnesses who used alcohol or drugs should not be afraid to report an assault. The expectation of the University of Connecticut is that all community members will advocate for the safety of others and our community. Accessing campus resources, including Community Standards, for victims of sexual assault must be the priority over any other consideration including minor potential violations of The Student Code. Please see the University’s Good Samaritan Policy.
The University is committed to ensuring compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students. The University has designated Elizabeth Conklin as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and charged her with ensuring that reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence are addressed by the University.