Nothing matters more than the safety of our community. Sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking are in violation of our academic community’s mission and values as well as the University’s Policies and Codes of Conduct. Perpetrators are subject to academic or employment discipline, up to and including dismissal, in addition to law enforcement action.
All UConn community members, including students, employees, parents and guardians are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University’s Student Code and the University’s policies regarding community standards.
The Student Code and The Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence
Admission to the University of Connecticut means acceptance into a new and special kind of community – an academic community. With acceptance comes a responsibility to uphold and build upon the values and the traditions that have served to define and to strengthen this community over time. Students who breach the trust that has been extended to them by the University community shall be held accountable for their actions. Responsibilities of Community Life: The Student Code describes the process for addressing such matters where students are the respondent, including with respect to sexual misconduct, as defined in the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence (Chinese translation, Polish translation, Spanish translation). Please read Sexual Misconduct Cases Involving a Student Respondent for more information regarding the investigation process.
The University of Connecticut is committed to maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community – students, employees, and visitors. Academic and professional excellence can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of safety and mutual respect. All members of the University community are responsible for the maintenance of an environment in which people are free to learn and work without fear of discrimination, discriminatory harassment or interpersonal violence. Discrimination diminishes individual dignity and impedes equal employment and educational opportunities. Please read the FAQ for further explanation of this policy.
Protection of Minors and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
Virtually all University employees are mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect as defined by Connecticut General Statutes Section 17a-101(b) and must comply with Connecticut’s mandated reporting laws. The Department of Children and Families 24 hour hotline for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect is 1-800-842-2288. For further guidance, visit DCF’s website.
The University encourages students, employees, and members of the University community to report all incidents of sexual assault. Any threat of retaliation or other attempts to prevent the reporting of an incident of sexual assault is itself prohibited.