Stand Up To Sexual Harassment.
You Can.

What should I do if I think I have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment?

If you are a student and believe you are being or have been sexually harassed, there are steps you can take to get help:
1. Do not ignore it.
2. Document the behavior as soon as it occurs, including as many details as possible.
3. Report the harassment to a University employee you trust (instructor, academic advisor, resident assistant, etc.).
4. If you are comfortable doing so, consider telling the individual(s) engaging in these behaviors to stop. Be direct, professional, and provide reasons why you find the behavior offensive. If you do this via email, be sure to keep a copy of the exchange.
5. Additional support and resources are also available:

Confidential Resources

Non-Confidential Resources

Reporting and Investigations

  • Office of Institutional Equity
  • Human Resources

If you are a faculty/staff member and believe you are being or have been sexually harassed, there are steps you can take to get help:
1. Do not ignore it.
2. Document the behavior as soon as it occurs, including as many details as possible.
3. Report the harassment to your supervisor or directly to OIE.
4. If you are comfortable doing so, consider telling the individual(s) engaging in these behaviors to stop. Be direct, professional, and provide reasons why you find the behavior offensive. As noted above, you may first want to consult with your supervisor and/or OIE before taking this step, and to document what happens after you take this step. If you do this via email, be sure to keep a copy of the exchange.
5. Additional support and resources are also available:

Confidential Resources

Reporting and Investigations

  • Office of Institutional Equity
  • Human Resources
Specific Questions about Sexual Harassment – Location and Affiliation +

I am being harassed by someone who is not an employee or student of the University, but who comes on the university’s campus to conduct business. Is there anything I can do?

The University’s policies protect you from sexual harassment by vendors, contractors, and third parties you encounter in your University employment, living, and learning environment. If you believe that you have been subjected to conduct that violates these policies, please contact the Title IX coordinator or the Office of Institutional Equity as soon as possible.

What if I am sexually harassed by a co-worker or a student but we are off-campus when the harassment occurs?

It is possible for off-campus conduct between University colleagues and/or students to contribute to a hostile working or academic environment, or to constitute quid pro quo sexual harassment in violation of the University’s policies. Please seek help from the University if you believe you were sexually harassed either off-campus or on-campus.

 

What should I do if I witnessed sexual harassment? +

Anyone who witnesses inappropriate comments or conduct, even if it is directed at someone else, can still feel uncomfortable and harassed. If you witness conduct that you believe might be sexual harassment, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

Student Health Services (Confidential)
860-486-4700 (24 Hours)
Counseling & Mental Health Services (Confidential)
860-486-4705 (24 Hours)
UConn Police
860-486-4800 (24 Hours)
Office of Institutional Equity
860-486-2943
Office of Community Standards
860-486-8402