Office of Diversity

Campus Response & Resource Team

Last updated: December 7, 2017

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Introduction

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) asserts that all students have the right to be free from interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence. WCSU prohibits any student from infringing upon these rights within our campus community. A set of guidelines and procedures have been designed to provide students important information regarding the systems that are in place at WCSU to support any student whose rights have been violated. The university will take prompt action based on violations of the Student Code of Conduct while simultaneously supporting students who also wish to pursue formal legal action for crimes that may have been committed.
These guidelines and procedures have been developed to comply with Connecticut Public Act 14-11, effective July 1, 2014. This legislation requires universities to adopt and disclose policies related to sexual assault on campuses. These guidelines must include the following:

  • Information about on and off campus reporting procedures
  • Details about where students can receive support and services
  • Summaries of the institution’s disciplinary procedures (Student Code of Conduct)
  • Assistance for students who wish to change their living arrangements, classes, or work schedule
    following an assault
  • Plans for how the university will honor protective and/or restraining orders
  • Training for all new students and employees within first academic year of their arrival to the university.
  • Definitions

The Legislation requires colleges and universities to keep a victim’s identity and personal information as private as possible if they report a sexual assault. In addition, universities must provide primary prevention and awareness education related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence for all students. While WCSU has always followed these principles regarding these incidents, the new legislation ensures that students will be fully supported.

BOR POLICY

Campus Resource Team (CaRT)

Clothesline Project

Definitions

FlowChart – SEXUAL ASSAUL, HARASSMENT, IPV, and STALKING Reporting Options

GUIDELINES – Interpersonal Violence Procedure

HOW CAN I HELP STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE AT WESTERN?

Letter from VICE President KEITH BETTS

NOT ANYMORE Under “New Users” enter the following Access Code:  149278

OPTIONS FOR REPORTING AN INCIDENT

Phone Numbers

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

UPCOMING EVENTS

Victim’s Bill of Rights

WCSU Guidelines

What can you do if an incident happens?

What to do if this happens Brochure

Find more information on the Title IX webpage.