Office for Equity & Inclusion

Office for Equity & Inclusion


Central Connecticut State University's Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI) aims to cultivate a campus environment that is equitable, inclusive, and respectful to enable students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential.

OEI works with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain a community of inclusion. We act in a transparent manner guided by respect and professional standards. We also provide training and support on diversity, Title IX, and sexual harassment prevention. OEI is committed to tenets of due process, fairness, quality service, and discretion.

The purpose of the OEI is to build an inclusive community where students, staff, and faculty can participate in a free and respectful exchange of ideas without fear. In establishing this community of understanding, safety, and inclusion, we are preparing students to serve in a diverse world.

Central Connecticut State University is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment that complies with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate based on race, sex, sexual identify, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, disability, national origin, marital status, or military/veteran status in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Craig Wright

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Central Connecticut State University 

Dr. Jill Bassett-Cameron

Jill Bassett - CameronSenior Equity & Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Davidson Hall, Room 119

Dr. Bassett-Cameron is responsible for managing complaints, investigations, and reporting on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and discrimination cases.





Lindsey Hammell

Lindsey HammelCase Manager
Office for Equity and Inclusion
Davidson Hall, Room 119

Mrs. Hammell is responsible for conducting in-takes for all complaints submitted to OEI.




Erin Rodas

Equity and Inclusion Associate


Claudia Richards-Meade

Claudia Richards-MeadeEquity and Inclusion Associate







Jacqueline Cobbina-Boivin

Jacqueline Cobbina - BoivinDirector of the Ruthe Boyea Women's Center
Student Center, Room 215

Women's Center

The Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center offers a multi-purpose program and service center for female students, staff, and faculty. Men are also welcome to use the resources of the center. The center provides support services for re-entry, peer education, sexual assault, crisis intervention, educational programs, and advocacy.



LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center provides a welcoming, creatively inspiring and safe space for students, faculty and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, intersex or allies. Since our founding in 2009 by the One in Ten Committee (a group of students, faculty and staff), the Center’s goal has been to empower our LGBTQ+ campus family by creating cultural awareness, community connections and learning opportunities.


Office of Victim Advocacy

The Office of Victim Advocacy provides services to assist and support individuals who have been affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking. Services include assistance navigating different reporting systems and providing information on available options to address safety or other concerns.