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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.
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
Mental Health Counselors
Counselors for the School of Law provide confidential counseling and support. They are not required to report incidents to the University.
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.
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)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.