Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protocol

Central Connecticut State University Statement

Central Connecticut State University (Central) will not tolerate sexual misconduct against students, staff, faculty, or visitors, whether it comes in the form of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation or sexual harassment, as defined in the BOR policy. In an ongoing effort to prevent sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence on the Central campus, the University provides education and prevention programs for the Central community and pursues all criminal and administrative remedies for complaints of sexual misconduct.

Central is a community dependent upon trust and respect for its constituent members: students, faculty, staff and those visiting or under temporary contract. As noted in Central's Violence Free Campus Policy, members of the University community have the right to a safe and welcoming campus environment. Acts of sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence threaten personal safety and violate the standards of conduct expected of community members.

Individuals and Entities Affected by this Policy

This policy applies to anyone on the property of Central Connecticut State University, as well as anyone present at Central-sponsored programs or events. This policy extends to off-campus violations of both students and employees in limited circumstances as noted below:


"Off-campus misconduct may be subject to the jurisdiction of the University and addressed through its disciplinary procedures if one of the following conditions is met: (i) a student engages in prohibited conduct at an official University event, at a University-sanctioned event, or at an event sponsored by a recognized student organization; or (ii) a student engages in prohibited conduct under such circumstances that reasonable grounds exist for believing that the accused student poses a threat to the life, health or safety of any member of the University community or to the property of the University." [Central Student Code of Conduct, Part B]


The decision of whether to investigate and discipline employees for off-campus misconduct will be made by the appropriate university administrator on a case-by-case basis in accordance with collective bargaining agreements, CSU/university policies, and state regulations.

Board of Regents, CSCU Policy, please click here.

To report an incident at Central Connecticut State University

All complaints

Senior Equity & Inclusion Officer or Vice President for Equity & Wellbeing
Davidson Hall, Rm. 119

Complaints against students

Director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Mid-campus Residence Hall 118

Student Code Of Conduct

All criminal complaints except sexual harassment

University Police

Complaints against employees

Human Resources
Anna Suski-Lenczewski, Chief Human Resources Officer
Davidson Hall, Rm. 101

Complaints against students

Office of Student Affairs
Dr. Kellie Byrd Danso
Vice President Of Student Affairs
Davidson Hall, Rm. 103

If you want to speak with someone at Central

Office of Victim Advocacy

Willard DiLoreto Hall, Rm. D-305

Women's Center

Jacqueline Cobbina-Boivin

Counseling and Student Development


If you want to speak with a Community Partner

Sexual Assault Crisis Services

860.223.1787 (English)
888.568.8332 (Español)

Prudence Crandall Center for Domestic Violence

860.225.6357 (English)
888-774-2900 (Español)

To report an incident to an Outside Agency

An individual has the right to file his or her complaint of discrimination with any or all of the relevant agencies listed below. The individual can also simultaneously avail himself or herself of the University's Internal Discrimination Grievance Procedure.

1. The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (All)

Capitol Region

450 Columbus Blvd, Ste 2
Hartford, CT 06105

Eastern Region

100 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

Southwest Region

1057 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

West Central Region

Rowland State Government Center
55 West Main Street, Suite 210
Waterbury, CT 06702-2004

Complaints should be filed with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the alleged act of employment discrimination occurred.

2. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building
Government Center, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203 
Complaints should be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the alleged act of employment discrimination occurred, except, that in a case when the aggrieved person has initially filed a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, such complaint should be filed no later than three hundred (300) days after the alleged act of employment discrimination occurred.

3. State of Connecticut: Employee Grievance Procedure

Contact Human Resources Office or union representatives for grievance forms and/or procedures.

4. U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

33 Arch Street
Ninth Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Complaint Form

Student Code of Conduct

Date of Adoption: October 25, 2011