Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes the prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including rape and sexual assault.
CSCU is committed to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence and does not tolerate sex discrimination of any kind. This prohibition is further explained in the Sexual Misconduct Reporting, Supportive Measures and Processes Policy.
CSCU has designated Angelo Simoni as the system Title IX Coordinator.
Angelo Simoni, Jr.
Title IX Coordinator
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU)
Every CSCU campus has a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, who has special training in helping students who are facing issues related to sexual harassment and assault. The Deputy Title IX Coordinators are also responsible for monitoring compliance with Title IX and ensuring that reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence are investigated and addressed by the institution. Each campus has a webpage providing contact information for the Deputy Title IX Coordinator as well as other persons on campus who can help.
|Central Connecticut State University||New Britain|
|Eastern Connecticut State University||Willimantic|
|Southern Connecticut State University||New Haven|
|Western Connecticut State University||Danbury|
|Asnuntuck Community College||Enfield|
|Capital Community College||Hartford|
|Charter Oak State College||New Britain|
|Gateway Community College||New Haven|
|Housatonic Community College||Bridgeport|
|Manchester Community College||Manchester|
|Middlesex Community College||Middletown|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||Waterbury|
|Northwestern CT Community College||Winsted|
|Norwalk Community College||Norwalk|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Danielson|
|Three Rivers Community College||Norwich|
|Tunxis Community College||Farmington|
On July 1, 2014 the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act No. 14-11, “An Act Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus.” The Act strengthened existing CT law regarding the response and prevention of sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence. The Act also requires institutions of higher education in CT to submit a detailed report to the Higher Education Committee on aspects of programming, response, and training. The reports can be found on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee website https://www.cga.ct.gov/hed/.
Every CSCU institution has a Campus Resource Team (CRT). The CRT’s include CSCU employees and off-campus community partners who work to prevent and address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking on their respective campus. The CRT’s use a coordinated community approach to ensure the campus provides a trauma-informed response to victims and survivors.
Public Act No. 14-11 established the Campus Resource Teams as well as provided guidance on their role. Each member of the CRT shall be educated in:
CSCU is a member of the State University of New York’s Student Conduct Institute or SUNY SCI.
SUNY SCI provides in-depth live and digital training to student conduct officials, hearing officers, Title IX officials and other college personnel in due process, trauma-informed investigations and adjudications, questioning and weighing of evidence, and other crucial best practices in the investigation and conduct process that comply with relevant case law, Title IX guidance and the Clery Act.