While the legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. (Stalking Resource Center - National Center for Victims of Crime).
Stalking is unacceptable and it is a crime and a violation of Southern's Student Code of Conduct. We are committed to holding perpetrators accountable and to providing a hostile free environment for all members of the university. We will not tolerate sexual misconduct or sexual assault on our campus. We encourage survivors to report incidents of stalking and we will provide support and advocacy to help empower the survivor whether or not they choose to file a formal complaint with the university or local police department. Click here for support and advocacy services. For reporting options please click here.
Connecticut State Law
Stalking* - is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that
would cause a reasonable person to:
a. Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
b. Suffer substantial emotional distress.
*Connecticut General Statutes 53a-181c, 53-181d, 53-181e