Title IX Update From President Herbst Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Official Announcement from the President on September 25, 2017 To the UConn Community, I write with two updates. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded prior guidance and published new guidance regarding how universities should address sexual violence under Title IX. After reviewing these guidance documents closely, I want students, faculty, and staff to know […]
UConn Statement on Potential Federal Overhaul to Title IX Friday, September 8th, 2017
A statement from Elizabeth Conklin, Title IX Coordinator was issued regarding the U.S. Department of Education announcement on September 7 that it will be holding a public comment period before issuing new regulations and/or guidance concerning how colleges and universities should address sexual harassment and sexual violence under Title IX.
Protections for Transgender Students & Employees Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Protections and Resources for Transgender Students and Employees at UConn As many of you are aware, on Wednesday, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded guidance documents that provided certain protections for transgender students, including the right to use restrooms that match the gender with which they identify. We want the university community to […]
New University Lactation Policy Thursday, January 5th, 2017
The University recently adopted a Lactation Policy made effective on 12/20/2016. This new policy reinforces the University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for employees and students who are breastfeeding. The policy enables employees and students to express milk in a private place, have reasonable break time and a location within five minutes of their […]
OIE Releases Annual Report to CT General Assembly Friday, September 30th, 2016
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 […]
Title IX Reporting and Resources Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Reporting and Resources 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 […]
UConn Health: Office of Diversity and Equity Name Change Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
The Office of Diversity and Equity has undergone significant changes recently. Specifically, the office has changed its name and the UConn Health office has merged with the UConn Storrs office. Read announcement.