Central Connecticut State University is inclusive and encompasses acts other than penetration. The university does not provide sexual assault prevention training. They do have an affirmative consent policy but their definition of affirmative consent only partially matches EROC’s definition. The university defines and forbids retaliation.
A hearing body conducts investigations and, through a panel, determines findings of responsibility and sanctions. It is unclear if it is determined by unanimous or majority vote within the panel, and whether the same individual or body conduct both the finding of responsibility and the sanction determination. Possible sanctions are listed. "Support persons" of the student's choice are allowed for both parties, and are neither expressly encouraged or discouraged from active participations in the investigative procedures. Both parties may file an appeal, though if the complainant files the appeal, the sanctions determined may be increased. The appeals apply to both the finding and the sanction. It is unclear if the process is separate. Central Connecticut State University does not specify whether sanctions go into effect immediately or whether they hold off until the end of appeals. The university does not describe investigators to be trauma informed and do not specifically forbid mediation in cases of sexual assault.
Central Connecticut State University does provide accommodations for complainants outside of the investigation and adjudication process. Counseling services are offered, though it is unclear if they are trained in working with survivors. The university has a student health center, Student Health Services, that provides emergency contraception and STI testing. However, the student health center does not include a sexual assault center that provides crisis services to survivors and refers to local hospitals to have evidentiary exams performed. Medical services are not available on campus after hours. The university does not have a sexual assault advocacy center on campus either and only provide information on one local domestic violence center. The university does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
November 3, 2017
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