Title IX Investigator
Ashley Cain joined the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) as a Title IX Investigator in July 2015. As a Title IX Investigator, Ashley investigates incidents of sexual and gender-based discrimination involving UConn students, including incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Ashley works with the Title IX Investigation team to ensure the University’s commitment to responding to reports of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. She also works with multiple on and off-campus partners on prevention and education initiatives.
Before joining ODE, Ashley worked as a Resident Director at The Evergreen State College. She served as a student conduct hearing officer, investigated cases of student sexual misconduct, and served as a case manager for students involved in investigations. Previously, she worked in Residential Life at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Rector in an all-women’s hall, where she was responsible for promoting and maintaining a healthy, safe, and educational living environment, responding to after-hours crises and providing support for students.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Social Science from Providence College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School. During law school, she interned with the public defender’s office in Starke County, Indiana and with the Rhode Island Commission of Human Rights (RICHR). At RICHR, she investigated employment discrimination complaints and prepared written decisions and recommendations regarding civil rights violations and compliance.