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Options and Resources for Victims/Survivors of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and stalking at Central Connecticut State University

logoIf you or someone that you know has experienced sexual or interpersonal violence please know that there are people on the CCSU campus and in the local community who are here to help. You have options.

You may have questions about where to start. CCSU employs a full-time professional advocate dedicated to assisting victims/survivors. She can be reached in The Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention, Carroll Hall 248, Monday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m at (860) 832-3795, from Mid-August – Mid-June. Her name is Sarah Dodd and she can also be reached via e-mail at sarahdodd@ccsu.edu. Sarah is here to help you.

 

 

 

 

notyourfaultYou should consider seeking medical careYou may need to receive basic medical treatment for injuries and you may have injuries of which you are not aware at this time. You have options for medical attention.

  • Call 911 for immediate assistance.
  • Contact Student Wellness Services for on-campus evaluation and advice at 860-832-1925 or for more information go to www.ccsu.edu/healthservices
  • For off-campus evaluation, advice and the collection of medical evidence contact the Hospital of Central Connecticut at 860-884-5011. They are available 24/7 and are located at the New Britain General Campus at 100 Grand St. New Britain, CT 06050.

 

 

Please seek some form of emotional support. It is important not to neglect the emotions you may be experiencing right now. This may mean reaching out to a trusted friend, family member or a confidential professional counselor. There are many options for confidential counseling both on and off the CCSU campus. These options include:

Counseling and Wellness Center at CCSU
Marcus White Hall RM 205
(860) 862-1945
Free. Confidential.

Sexual Assault Crisis Services
22 Glen St. New Britain CT
(860) 223-1787 (24/7)
Free. Confidential.

Prudence Crandall Center (for Domestic Violence)
(860) 225-6357 (24/7)
prudencecrandall.org
Free. Confidential.

You may choose to file a report with the police. The report will be made within the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. If the incident occurred on campus you can call CCSU Police at (860) 832-2375 or dial 911 (24 hours/7 days). If you aren’t sure which law enforcement agency to contact, CCSU Police can assist you in making that determination.

Please seek some form of emotional support. It is important not to neglect the emotions you may be experiencing right now. This may mean reaching out to a trusted friend, family member or a confidential professional counselor. There are many options for confidential counseling both on and off the CCSU campus. These options include:

  • You should consider seeking medical care. You may need to receive basic medical treatment for injuries and you may have injuries of which you are not aware at this time. You have options for medical attention.
  • Call 911 for immediate assistance.
  • Contact Student Wellness Services for on-campus evaluation and advice at 860-832-1925 or for more information go to www.ccsu.edu/healthservices
  • For off-campus evaluation, advice and the collection of medical evidence contact the Hospital of Central Connecticut at (860) 884-5011. They are available 24/7 and are located at the New Britain General Campus at 100 Grand St. New Britain, CT 06050.

Remember, no matter what, this was not your fault.

 

policeYou may also choose to file a report with CCSU. If the person who harmed you is a CCSU student you have the right to file a complaint through the CCSU Office of Student Conduct at (860) 832-1667. The complaint will be investigated and it will be determined if the student broke a CCSU policy and sanctions could then occur. All other complaints can be made to the Office of Diversity and Equity at (860) 832-1652.

If the person who harmed you is not affiliated with CCSU at your request the university can still take actions for your protection and comfort on campus. Sarah Dodd can provide more information on options for your specific situation. She can also assist you with making reports to CCSU and law enforcement.

 

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You may want to talk to someone in a campus area or department where you feel most comfortable. Staff at the below departments are there for you. Please note that the CCSU Counseling Center is the only on-campus confidential resource. Staff in the below areas are not confidential so it may be helpful to ask them what the limits to their confidentiality are before you sit down to talk.

Ruth Boyea Women’s Center, (860) 832-1655; www.ccsu.edu/boyea

LGBT Center, (860) 832-0441; www.ccsu.edu/lgbtcenter

Residence Life, (860) 832-1660; www.ccsu.edu/reslife

 

For further information these websites may be helpful:

www.ccsu.edu/studentconduct/resources

  • Links to the CCSU Sexual Harassment Policy, CCSU Sexual Misconduct Policy and other resources

www.ccsu.edu/studentaffairs/resources/sexualassaultinterpersonaviolenceinformation

  • Provides detailed information on resources for victims/survivors on and off the CCSU campus

www.knowyourix.org

  • Provides clear information on Title IX and student rights on campus. Created by and for students.

www.notalone.gov

  • Developed by a White House task force this website provides information on how to find a crisis service, student rights and how to file a complaint amongst other topics.

www.rainn.org

  • National website that provides statistics, information and resources

 

Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention 
Carroll Hall, Room 248
(860) 832-3795

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.

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