Campus and Local Resources
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
In an effort to provide an appropriate and coordinated response to victims of sexual assault, the University has established a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The SART consists of a network of individuals throughout the University community which students can access after a sexual assault. These staff members include representatives from the following campus and local resources: Dean of Students Office, Campus Police, the Office of Residential Life, Counseling and Psychological Services Center, Health Services, and the University’s College Advocate.
College Advocate — Rape Crisis Center of Milford
24 hour confidential hotline (203) 878-1212 email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The University’s College Advocate provides support, advocacy, and crisis counseling for victims and relays the options available to victims of sexual assault and the campus community. The College Advocate also provides educational opportunities to the campus community. She is available to be present with the victim from the time of disclosure of sexual assault.
Lower level of the Campus Bookstore 203.932.7014
Campus Police assist with the immediate medical needs of victims; work with the Dean of Students Office in the investigation and adjudication of incidents; provide timely, campus-wide notification of incidents which pose an ongoing or continuing threat to the community; and assist in the preservation of evidence. While victims are encouraged to report crimes to the police, they may instead elect to seek counseling services and may be assisted by these services or by other campus resources. Campus Police will follow standard reporting procedures.
Sheffield Hall, Lower level 203.932.7079
Health Services is open to all currently enrolled University students without charge Monday through Friday, during the academic year. Daily hours may change due to various circumstances; call 203.932.7079 prior to visit. All contacts are confidential. Staff members provide crisis and follow-up care for victims of sexual assault and make referrals to local hospitals for the administration of sexual assault evidence collection kits (also known as rape kits). For immediate medical needs during hours when Health Services is closed, students should seek emergency services, i.e., local hospital emergency rooms, Campus Police, local police, and local rape crisis centers.
Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Sheffield Hall, Lower level 203.932.7332
The Counseling Center staff members provide support for the long-term effects of sexual assault. All contacts are confidential.
Dean of Students Office
Bartels Campus Center, Top level 203.932.7432
The Dean and Associate Dean of Students work closely with Campus Police in the investigation and adjudication of incidents of sexual misconduct; provide support to student victims; and work towards maintaining a balance between addressing the needs of the victim and the needs of the campus community. Victims will not be reprimanded if they engaged in underage drinking prior to or during the sexual assault; however, the University will educate the victim on issues related to underage drinking.
Office of Residential Life
Bixler Hall, Lower level 203.932.7076
Office of Residential Life staff members are knowledgeable about campus and local services and can help sexual assault victims get assistance and provide assistance to residents impacted by the sexual assault.
Office of Intercultural Relations
Bartels Campus Center, Top Level 203.932.7427
The Director of Intercultural Relations is knowledgeable about campus and local services; provides support to student victims; and works closely with other members of the SART to provide proactive initiatives to educate the campus community on issues related to sexual misconduct.
Greater New Haven Area Resources
Center for Women and Families
753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
203.334.6154 office • 203.333.2233 hotline
Women and Families Center
1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
203.624.4576 office • 203.235.4444 hotline
New Britain YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services
22 Glen Street, New Britain, CT 06051
860.547.1022 office • 860.241.9217 hotline
Rape Crisis Center of Milford
70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460
203.874.8712 office • 203.878.1212 hotline