Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance … ” Title IX

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If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking, you can report it to the University, the police or both.

FILE A REPORT

UConn and the UConn School of Law are committed to compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (or gender) against employees and students. Every person at the UConn School of Law is entitled to a campus environment free from all forms of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking.

The University maintains a website at titleix.uconn.edu that describes the resources available to all students, faculty and staff; the process of filing a report to the University under Title IX; and the obligations of most employees to advise the Office of Institutional Equity about incidents of sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking. Confidential employees (i.e., mental health counselors), are entitled to have privileged communications and are not obligated, in most cases, to report. UConn Law students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the University's resources.

You can seek support whether you choose to file a formal report or not. Most University and School of Law employees are required to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking to the University's Office of Institutional Equity. You are not required to participate in any resulting investigation. The University and the School of Law also offer confidential support services from staff who are not required to report incidents.

Resources for Law Students

Supplementing the resources offered by the University, the School of Law provides its students with additional services and support.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs staff offers discreet but non-confidential support. This means that they -- and all School of Law faculty and staff other than exempt mental health counselors -- must report sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking to the University's Office of Institutional Equity. You are not required to participate in any investigation that may occur as a result of this report.

Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, Room 221
39 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06105

Contact:
(860) 570-5079
law.studentservices@uconn.edu

Mental Health Counselors

Melissa Stewart, LPC
As a counselor for the School of Law, Melissa Stewart provides confidential counseling and support. She is not required to report incidents to the University.
(860)-830-5766
Melissa.stewart@uconn.edu
View hours and schedule appointment..

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
This nonprofit connects law students with six sessions of free and confidential therapy with licensed practitioners specializing in issues affecting law students.
(860) 563-4900
www.lclct.org

Hartford Area Resources

These resources are confidential and external to the University and the School of Law.

Sexual Assault Resources:

Connecticut Alliance To End Sexual Violence
Crisis counseling, support groups, referral information and other services for those in need.
Statewide Hotline: 1-888-999-5545 (24/7)
Spanish Hotline: 1-888-568-8332 (24/7)

YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services
Counseling and other support for sexual assault survivors and their loved ones.
Local Hotline: (860) 547-1022
175 Main Street, Hartford 06106

Domestic Violence Resources:

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Support and crisis counseling for victim-survivors of domestic or dating violence and stalking.
Statewide Hotline: 1-888-774-2900 (24/7)

Interval House
Counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, their friends and family.
(860) 527-0550 or 1 (888) 774-2900 (24/7)

Resources for Employees

The University offers support, including confidential counseling, for faculty and staff who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking. In addition, the University provides information on supporting students and offers training in this area. Law school faculty and staff who have questions or need support, are also welcome to contact the law school's Office of Student Affairs at (860) 570-5079 or law.studentservices@uconn.edu.