How UConn Can Help
The University of Connecticut offers several on-campus resources that help support any individual(s) affected by sexual harassment, sexual violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking) or retaliation. You do not have to file a formal report, press charges or wait for an investigation to begin before receiving assistance from UConn. Whether you’re looking for medical or counseling services, academic or work support, assistance with transportation or financial aid, or to learn more about investigations, the information below can help you get in direct contact with the resources that best fit your individual situation.
Regional Campus Students, including UConn Health, click here to learn more about your campus-specific resources.
Employee support resources can be found here.
|Medical and Mental Health Care (Confidential) – All Students||+|
The offices below are NOT required to report to the Office of Institutional Equity.
Student Health and Wellness – Medical Care
Advice Nurse on call 24/7: 860-486-4700
Assault Crisis Services available from 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday
234 Glenbrook Road, Storrs
860-486-2719 (Appointment Desk)
- Crisis and follow-up care for victim-survivors
- Free medical examinations, medications, STD testing
- Assistance arranging for a sexual assault exam and crisis counseling
Student Health and Wellness – Mental Health
Therapist on call 24/7: 860-486-4705
Office hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday
Arjona Building, 337 Mansfield Road, Storrs
- Immediate crisis intervention and therapy to recent or past victim-survivors
- Therapists can be accessed by appointment, walk-in, or after-hours emergency
Stronger Support Group
Contact Counseling for meeting times: 860-486-4705
- Confidential support and discussion group for UConn student victim-survivors
- Supportive, confidential environment to help victim-survivors gain strength and empowerment
|Support Resources Exempt from Reporting to UConn – All Students||+|
Exempt Employee: An Employee who is neither a Confidential Employee nor a Responsible Employee. Exempt Employees include the Chief Diversity Officer and professional staff within the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, as well as staff within the University’s African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, Women’s Center, Rainbow Center, and Ombuds Office. Exempt Employees will offer Students and Employees information about resources, support and how to report incidents of Prohibited Conduct to law enforcement and the University. Exempt Employees will only report the information shared with them to the University if the student and/or Employee requests that the information be shared (unless someone is in imminent risk of serious harm or a minor). While Exempt Employees do not have the ability to implement supportive measures in response to a disclosure, they can provide information about how Students and Employees may receive such measures.
Exempt Resources (On-Campus)
NOT required to report to OIE
Cultural Centers and Women’s Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Student Union, Fourth Floor
African American Cultural Center | aacc.uconn.edu | 860.486.3433
Asian American Cultural Center | asacc.uconn.edu | 860.486.0830
Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center | latinx.uconn.edu | 860.486.1135
Rainbow Center | rainbowcenter.uconn.edu | 860.486.5821
womenscenter.uconn.edu | 860.486.4738
Provides advocacy, support, and referral services for victim-survivors regardless of gender identity
In-Power Support Group
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times
Student-led group dedicated to building a gender-inclusive community welcoming victim-survivors at any pint in their healing process
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
diversity.uconn.edu | 860.486.2422
Support diversity, equity, and inclusion through offering support for people of all backgrounds
|University Support and Assistance (Private, Not Confidential) – Storrs Students||+|
UConn is committed to supporting and assisting victim-survivors of sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. The University can help victim-survivors with the following and more:
- Modifications to academic, living or working situations.
- Assistance with campus transportation.
- Assistance notifying law enforcement
- Wellness Services
- Assistance with visa and immigration issues
- Help with the legal process
*Please note a victim-survivor can access any of the above-mentioned supportive measures independent of their decision to pursue and/or participate in an investigation.
- Assists with academic and other concerns including changes or modifications to class schedules, rescheduling exams, and more
- The Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services can explain the available resources and University investigation process, and can assist victim-survivors throughout the course of the investigation
- You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive help from the Dean of Students
- Knowledgeable and able to provide information about campus services
- Assists victim-survivors with navigating the campus investigation process
- Manages changes in housing
|Supportive Measures – All Students||+|
At UConn, students and employees impacted by sexual and interpersonal violence have access to supportive measures. Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive, individualized services designed to help restore or preserve access to the university’s education programs and activities and protect the safety of all community members. Supportive measures are implemented by offices including the Office of Institutional Equity, the Dean of Students Office, The Graduate School, Residential Life, and more and are reviewed on an individual basis. Supportive measures include, but are not limited to:
- Medical and counseling services
- Academic support
- Leaves of absence
- Scheduling modifications
- Changes to on-campus housing
- Mutual no-contact directives
- Assistance with financial aid, visa, and immigration issues
- Increased security
- Monitoring of certain areas of campus
Students and employees do not need to make a formal report or participate in any investigation to receive supportive measures and assistance from UConn. If you would like to learn more about accessing supportive measures, please contact any of the offices outlined above or in the Support and Resources section of this page.
Reporting and Investigations for Concerns with Students and Employees
|Reporting and Investigations Information||+|
All victim-survivors that make a report to UConn will be contacted by a university professional with an emphasis on care and support.
Victim-survivors are strongly encouraged to make a report to both the police and the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) for assistance and investigation. The police investigate criminal violations. The University (OIE and Office of Community Standards) investigates University conduct code and policy violations. Reporting can help to ensure the safety of the victim-survivor and the entire campus community. Victim-survivors have the right to report incidents without further participation in any investigation.
As stated in the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence, the University will not pursue disciplinary action against Complainants or witnesses for disclosure of illegal personal consumption of drugs or alcohol where such disclosures are made in connection with a good faith report or investigation of Prohibited Conduct. If an incident involved alcohol and/or drugs, UConn’s Good Samaritan Statement will explain the University’s expectations of students seeking immediate medical assistance for themselves or others when necessary.
- Responsible for all criminal investigations for on-campus crimes
- An officer from the Special Victims Unit is assigned as the primary contact with the victim-survivor throughout the investigation
- For off-campus crimes, State or local police are responsible for investigations
- If you are unsure where to call, start with UConn Police
- Investigates Student Code violations when the accused individual is a UConn student
- Investigates regardless of whether the incident(s) occurred on or off campus
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and the Title IX Coordinator
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Wood Hall, First Floor
241 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4175, Storrs
titleix.uconn.edu and equity.uconn.edu
- Investigates University policy violations when the accused individual is a UConn employee
- Students and employees who violate University policies and conduct codes may be subject to discipline up to and including expulsion and/or termination
- OIE’s Title IX Coordinator, Cameron Liston, is responsible for ensuring that all reports are addressed by UConn.
|InForm – Reporting for all Students and Employees||+|
InForm is a tool to help the UConn community navigate the reporting process and support available for a variety of incidents including bias, harassment, safety concerns, and other types of misconduct. InForm is available to anyone coming into contact with UConn, including students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community members who have a concern to report, including bystanders.
InForm also features a Form Finder tool to help you find the best report for your situation, depending on your identity, the identity of the other party or parties involved, the type of incident, and other factors.