Sexual Misconduct Policy and Protocol
Central Connecticut State University Statement
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) 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 CCSU campus, the University provides education and prevention programs for the CCSU community and pursues all criminal and administrative remedies for complaints of sexual misconduct.
CCSU 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 CCSU'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 CCSU-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." [CCSU 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
Office of Diversity and Equity
Rosa Rodríguez, Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St.
New Britain, CT 06053
Davidson Hall, Rm. 104
Office of Student Conduct
(Complaints against students)
Willard Hall, Rm. 107
(All criminal complaints except sexual harassment)
(Complaints against employees)
Lou Pisano, Chief Human Resources Officer
Davidson Hall, Rm. 101
Office of Student Affairs
(Complaints against students)
Dr. Laura Tordenti, Vice President for Student Affairs
Davidson Hall, Rm. 103
If you want to speak with someone at CCSU
Counseling and Wellness Center
If you want to speak with a Community Partner
Sexual Assault Crisis Services
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)
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Tel: (860) 566-7710
Norwich, CT 06360
Tel: (860) 886-5703
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
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 289-0111
Fax: (617) 289-0150
Date of Adoption: October 25, 2011