Reporting Procedures

Guidelines for Reporting Sexual Harassment at SCSU

Reporting Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence (Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking)

The Women's Center is able to provide assistance and guidance for situations of sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Individuals will be encouraged to file a formal sexual harassment complaint.

The SCSU Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is designed to provide a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual violence and harassment. The mission of SART is to provide services that ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by sexual violence. The SART members can provide a survivor with many supportive options including counseling, medical attention, judicial services, advocacy, law enforcement, referrals, and general information regarding sexual violence.

SART Page

Formal Complaints:

Student Perpetrators

To file criminal charges against a student perpetrator for an incident that occurred on campus, contact the University Police 911 if you are in immediate danger.

University Police
203-392-5375
10 Wintergreen Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

To file charges with the University against a student perpetrator for an incident that occurred on campus, contact the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Office of Judicial Affairs
ENG B116
(203) 392-6188 / (203) 392-5190
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p
Office of Judicial Affairs Website

In cases of an alleged sexual offense, when the accused is a student, both the victim and the accused are entitled to have others present during a judicial disciplinary hearing. You may:

  1. Be accompanied to any meeting or proceeding by an advisor or support person of your choice, provided that the adviser or support person does not cause a scheduled meeting to be delayed or postponed

  2. Present evidence and witnesses on their behalf

  3. Be informed in writing of the results of the disciplinary proceeding no later than one business day after it concludes and retain the right to appeal the decision in accordance with disciplinary procedures.

  4. Have their identities kept confidential, except as necessary to carry out a disciplinary proceeding or as permitted by state or federal law.

  5. You have the right to request that disciplinary proceedings begin promptly and know that the proceeding must be conducted by an official trained in issues relating to sexual assault and intimate partner violence. The judicial process will use the “preponderance of evidence standard” (i.e., whether it is more likely than not that the alleged incident occurred.)

  6. Following a final determination of responsibility when the allegation involves a rape or other sexual offense, the university judicial officer may impose any sanction or combination of sanctions, including expulsion. Disciplinary proceedings under this Code may be carried out before, during or after civil or criminal court proceedings against the accused student.

A survivor can chose to file charges with the police, the University, both, or none. University Assistance/Advocacy is available for all survivors upon their request. Assistance/Advocacy is also available to all survivors upon their request when filing charges concerning on or off campus incidents.

SCSU Employee Perpetrators

To file criminal charges against an SCSU employee contact the University Police or 911 if you are in immediate danger.

University Police
203-392-5375
10 Wintergreen Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

To file charges with the University against an SCSU employee contact the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Equity.

Pamela M. Lassiter
Title IX Coordinator
Director, Office of Diversity & Equity
(203)-392-5491
Office of Diversity and Equity Web Site

Off Campus Incidents

To file criminal charges regarding sexual violence that occurred off campus, call the local police where the incident occurred. The police will investigate the crime and determine the criminal charges. Then the State's Attorney will decide whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute. This can result in a trial or plea bargain.

The Women & Families Center: Sexual Assault Crisis Services has court victim advocates that are available to support you during this process. For further information, call (203) 624-4576. The University Police and University Victim Advocate will assist the student in these cases, if requested, and able according to University Policy and state law.