About Title IX UConn
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including rape and sexual assault.
The University of Connecticut does not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence of any kind. This prohibition is further explained in the University’s Title IX Notice. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the University has designated Elizabeth Conklin as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Elizabeth is charged with monitoring compliance with Title IX and ensuring that reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence are investigated and addressed by the University.
Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about the applicable University policies or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Individuals with questions or concerns about violations of the Student Code specifically should contact the Office of Community Standards and also may want to review the Office of Community Standards’ Sexual Assault Page.
Title IX and Diversity
UConn acknowledges that personal identities (such as race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status,) can impact how someone reacts to sexual misconduct, including recovery. Since each person brings their intersecting identities to their experience, UConn offers multiple additional resources.
Asian American Cultural Center
African American Cultural Center
Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center