Office of Diversity & Equity


General Information


  • Provide leadership for the University in its commitment to a campus environment that fosters respect for the dignity, rights and aspirations of each member of the University community.

  • Coordinate the University's efforts to promote, develop and support a culturally diverse community.

  • Guide the University community in the implementation of Affirmative Action and diversity strategies.

  • Conduct training on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment for staff and students.

  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment.


Rosa Rodriguez
Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Officer
Telephone: (860) 832-0178

Sarah Dodd
Diversity Associate
Telephone: (860) 832-1653

Alberto Cifuentes Jr.
University Assistant
Telephone: (860) 832-1652


The Women's Center

The Women's Center is a multi-purpose program and service center for female students, staff, and faculty. Men are also welcome to use the resources. Support services for re-entry, peer education, sexual assault crisis intervention, educational programs and advocacy are offered.
Jacqueline Cobbina-Boivin
Student Center, Room 215
Telephone: (860) 832-1656
Fax: (860) 832-1677

Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention

The Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention provides services to assist and support individuals affiliated with Central Connecticut State University who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking.  Services include assistance navigating different reporting systems, information on different options available to address safety or other concerns, referrals to campus or community entities depending on individual need and educational programming.

Sarah Dodd
Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention Specialist
Carroll Hall, Room 248
Monday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
(860) 832-3795