Sexual Misconduct Resources and Education
If you fear for your safety, please call 911 right away for emergency service. If you need immediate and confidential help, please call: The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut Hotline: (888) 999-5545 or the Safe Futures Hotline: (888) 774-2900.
You have rights. You have choices. You have advocates.
These web pages are intended to provide all members of the Three Rivers Campus Community with resources to help better understand what sexual misconduct is, and what can be done if you or someone you know has suffered from any of its forms.
How to Report Sexual Misconduct
Reporting an incident of sexual misconduct means coming forward to a College employee, sharing the details of the incident, and requesting that the College take action against the alleged offender or offenders. This page will explain how to begin that process.
What to Know Before You Report
If you have experienced any form of sexual misconduct, you are advised to first seek the guidance of confidential off-campus counselors trained to help survivors cope, access mental and physical health care, relocate (if necessary), and take legal action (if desired). These services are free and available 24 hours a day.
You are welcome to approach any trusted faculty or staff member for help, but please understand that College employees cannot promise confidentiality. College employees are expected to report any details they receive about an incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and the Dean of Students. This means that your identity could be shared with those who require it to take action against a danger to the campus or to comply with state and/ or federal law.
For a list of free, completely confidential options, please review these resources.
For more information on your rights to privacy, please visit the Privacy page.
How to Report an Incident
There is no time limit for reporting sexual misconduct. At any time, you may report an incident of sexual misconduct by contacting the Dean of Students or the College’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator. For a detailed breakdown of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s services, please visit the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Services page.
If requested, campus security can assist in contacting appropriate law enforcement to initiate your complaint. The College shall assist in any criminal investigation to the fullest extent permissible by law.
Prior to filing a criminal complaint, it may be helpful to first review your options with any of the free, confidential crisis agencies available to you. These agencies can help navigate the criminal justice process and provide legal and courtroom advocacy if needed.
For Employees reporting an incident involving themselves and/ or another employee, reporters are encouraged to approach Human Resources, Anthony Mitta. These individuals will bring the information you share to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, who may still wish to meet with you.