How UConn Can Help
The University of Connecticut offers several on-campus resources that help support any student who has been affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. You do not have to file a formal report or press charges to receive 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.
|Confidential Resources (Storrs Campus)||+|
The offices below are NOT required to report to the Office of Diversity and Equity.
Student Health Services
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
- 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
|Non-Confidential Resources (Storrs Campus)||+|
UConn is committed to supporting and assisting victims of sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. The University can help victims 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
- 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
- Provides advocacy and support, including accompaniment during reporting and investigations
- Information and referral services
- Assists victim-survivors regardless of gender identity
|Reporting and Investigations||+|
Victim-survivors are strongly encouraged to make a report to both the police and the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) for assistance and investigation. The police investigate criminal violations. The University (ODE) 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 assaults without further participation in any investigation.
- 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
The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) and the Title IX Coordinator
8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday / 860.486.2943
Wood Hall, First Floor
241 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4175, Storrs
sexualviolence.uconn.edu and ode.uconn.edu
- Investigates University conduct code and policy violations when the accused individual is a UConn student or employee
- Investigates regardless of whether the incident(s) occurred on or off campus
- Students and employees who violate University policies and conduct codes may be subject to discipline up to and including expulsion and/or termination
- ODE’s Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Conklin, is responsible for ensuring that all reports are addressed by UConn
The University cares deeply about supporting victim-survivors and protecting community safety. Therefore, under UConn’s Sexual Assault Response Policy, most employees who witness or receive a report of sexual assault must report the incident to the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE). Exceptions include employees who are empowered by law to maintain confidentiality, such as those in Student Health Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services.
While a victim-survivor’s conversation with any University employee will be kept private (will not be shared unnecessarily with others), only a conversation with a confidential resource can be kept confidential (will not be shared with anyone without the express consent of the victim-survivor).
Under the federal Clery Act, many employees also have a duty under federal law to report crimes to the UConn Police Department. Their report to police will include the date, time, and place of the incident, but not the identity of the victim-survivor.