The Office of Institutional Equity (formerly Office of Diversity and Equity) released a detailed report to the Connecticut General Assembly that provides a comprehensive review of its sexual violence response and prevention efforts to legislators. The report for calendar year 2015 was posted on OIE’s website on September 30, 2016 and submitted to the legislature in compliance with state law, and in the interest of informing all students, faculty and staff on this important subject.
A Call to Action for Connecticut Men
Over the past three years, more than 2,500 men have attended Where Do You Stand Connecticut? bystander intervention training sessions and more than 1,500 men have pledged to help prevent sexual violence in their communities.
On September 27th and 28th, the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, along with our nine community-based sexual assault crisis programs, several community partners and Men Can Stop Rape will work with over 100 men throughout the state who wish to take action to prevent sexual violence and build a safer Connecticut. Additional Information and registration.
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our entire campus community. We write today, at the start of the new academic year, to ensure that our students and employees are aware of the resources and reporting options available after any incident of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.
Resources and support are available both on and off-campus to anyone in our community impacted by sexual violence. UConn’s Title IX website has detailed information regarding urgent and medical care, how UConn offices can help, confidential off-campus advocacy, and help for employees. In addition, each regional campus also has specific resources in place.
With respect to reporting and investigations, students and employees may contact law enforcement and the University. UConn Police may be reached 24/7 by calling (860) 486-4800 and should be contacted immediately, by calling 911 in the event of any safety concerns. UConn’s Office of Institutional Equity (8-5, M-F) may be reached at (860) 486-2943. Both criminal and university reporting and investigations are explained in much greater detail at www.titleix.uconn.edu or by calling one of those offices.
The Dean of Students Office is also available to meet with any student in person to discuss these options further and in more detail.
Finally, we would like to note that the University currently is not affiliated with any apps or external websites claiming to be an official way to report any incident to the university. The way to submit a report or to access available University support services is by contacting UConn Police or the Office of Institutional Equity directly.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us. We are here to support and listen to you.
Chief Hans Rhynhart, UConn Police Department
Elly Daugherty, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
Elizabeth Conklin, Associate Vice President & Title IX Coordinator
For more information, contact: Office of Institutional Equity at 860-486-2943
Drop-In Info Meeting: Tuesday, September 6, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Conference Room LG066
UConn Health SAVS is a program run by medical students and volunteers with the goal of engaging local area schools in interactive workshops designed to promote healthy relationships and reduce youth violence.
Together, we help prepare and empower youth to function as peer ambassadors against violence and bullying, with special emphasis on the research-supported bystander model.
UConn SAVS volunteers are trained to facilitate interactive workshops that engage students in grades 5-9 in active discussion and role-play scenarios around these topics. We interface with school personnel to understand their policies on school violence, procedures and practices relating to violence, and school-based resources for victims and perpetrators of violence. n
Youth participants learn to:
- Define and identify emotional and physical forms of violence
- Explain the consequences of violence for both victims and perpetrators
- Describe the role of bystanders in preventing and addressing violent behavior
- Outline specific steps to take when encountering violence, directly or indirectly
- Identify school, local, and national resources for seeking help and guidance
For more information about this program, contact the faculty advisor:
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