Office for Equity & Inclusion

Office for Equity & Inclusion

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Vision

The sole purpose of the Office for Equity & Inclusion 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 an increasingly 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 sex or race in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Mission

Guided by the CCSU mission, the Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI) aims to cultivate a campus environment that is equitable, inclusive, and responsible to enable students, faculty, and staff to achieve 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 prompt practices. We also provide training and support on diversity, Title IX, and sexual harassment prevention.

Meet Our Team

Carolyn Magnan 

Carolyn MagnanDavidson Hall, Room 119
860.832.0178
MAGNANC@ccsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jill Bassett-Cameron

Jill Bassett - CameronSenior Equity & Inclusion Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Davidson Hall, Room 119
860.832.1653
jbassett-cameron@ccsu.edu

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

 

 

 

Erin Rodas

Equity and Inclusion Associate
860.832.1652
erodas@ccsu.edu

Claudia Richards-Meade

Claudia Richards-MeadeEquity and Inclusion Associate
860.832.0031
claudia.richardsmeade@ccsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Cobbina-Boivin

Jacqueline Cobbina - BoivinDirector of the Ruthe Boyea Women's Center
Student Center, Room 215
860.832.1656
cobbina-boivinj@ccsu.edu

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.

 

Lindsey Hammell

Lindsey HammelSexual Assault & Violence Prevention Specialist
Office of Victim Advocacy
Willard DiLoreto Hall, Room D-305
860.832.3795
lindseyhammell@ccsu.edu

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.

 

William J. Mann

Coordinator of the LGBT Center
Barrows Hall, Room 120
860.832.2091
williammann@ccsu.edu

LGBT Center

The LGBT 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.

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