If you need immediate and confidential help, please call: The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut Hotline: (888) 999-5545or…The Safe Futures Hotline: (888) 774-2900If you fear for your safety, please call 911 right away for emergency service.
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.
The Rights and Options of Reporters
If you choose to come forward, you will be protected by specific rights, and you can expect a number of options to keep you safe and comfortable.
The Rights of Reporters
Those who report any type of sexual misconduct to a College employee is guaranteed the following rights:
- Your claims will be treated seriously and with dignity by the College
- You will be offered referrals to off-campus counseling and medical services that are available immediately and confidentially, whether or not you are ready to report an incident to the police, the Dean of Students, or the College’s Title IX Coordinator.
- You have the right to take both legal action (criminal/civil action) and action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Policy Against Harassment against the alleged offender
- You have the right to notify law enforcement and seek protective orders against an alleged offender. Information on applying for a restraining order is available through the Office For Victim Services, 1-800-822-8428
Options for Alternative Working / Academic / Transportation Arrangements
The College can provide many forms of supportive assistance to those who have experienced sexual misconduct. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, the College may:
- Assign a trained victim advocate to ensure that you remain informed of the process and that your needs are met
- Suspend the alleged offender or offenders on an interim basis during the investigation
- Provide an escort to ensure that the reporter can move safely between classes and activities
- Ensure that the reporter and the alleged offender do not share classes or extracurricular activities
- Rearrange class or work schedules
- Arrange for the reporter to have extra time in completing coursework or in taking / re-taking exams
- Arrange for additional victim services, such as mental and physical health resources, as needed