The Alliance stands in solidarity with student survivors, around the nation and on our state’s campuses. We are dedicated to providing prevention and awareness efforts, as well as trauma-informed response and services, to address sexual violence on college and university campuses. We recognize the importance of centering our work on college campuses based on the voices of student survivors, as these individuals know best what efforts and services are needed most in their own lives and in their communities.
Unfortunately, sexual violence is a common occurrence on college and university campuses.1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will experience an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college. Many of these student survivors experience unique challenges and barriers related to experiencing and responding to sexual violence. Additionally, the majority of students who experience sexual violence choose not to report to law enforcement. With these barriers and the prevalence of underreporting in mind, it is critical that colleges and universities provide students with multiple, accessible options for trauma informed services.
The mission of the Connecticut College Consortium to End Sexual Violence (CCCESV) is to provide a forum to address the prevalence of sexual assault and other forms of violence on college and university campuses. The CCCESV is a space to share information, strategies, and resources in order to strengthen and support each campus community’s work to end sexual violence. The CCCESV is comprised of representatives from Connecticut colleges and universities, sexual assault crisis advocates, individuals from community-based services, and others who work to improve the response to and prevention of sexual violence in campus communities.
Learn more about the CCCESV and membership here.
There are many options for survivors of campus sexual violence. Whenever possible, student survivors should have the ability to make the decisions that are best for them.
If you have any questions about sexual assault prevention and response on campuses in Connecticut, or are interested in training opportunities and/or other technical assistance related to this matter, please feel free to reach out to Bridget Koestner, Education & Youth Services Coordinator at the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, or at our office at 860-282-9881.
EROC works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. They envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to an education free from violence and harassment.
SAFER empowers student movements to combat sexual violence on college campuses. They generate knowledge that equips student activists with the evidence and resources they need to reform campus sexual assault policies and strengthen actions to reduce campus assaults. They envision a world where survivors receive support, schools are held accountable, and students hold the power to effect change.
The Clery Center is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping college and university officials meet the standards of the Jeanne Clery Act. By equipping professionals with the training and resources they need to understand compliance requirements, they strive to make campus safety a universal reality.
This handbook defines the campus safety regulations and reporting mandates that the vast majority of Title IX institutions must abide by. Unless the institution is “distance only” or a “foreign institution” (as both terms are defined in this handbook), they are required to comply with the Clery Act as explained in this resource.
The mission of It’s On Us is to combat college sexual assault by engaging young men and changing campus culture. They achieve their mission by teaching prevention education, training the next generation of student organizers, and disseminating large-scale creative campaigns. Their prevention education work is focused on three key areas: bystander intervention, consent education, and survivor support. It’s On Us assembled a collection of educational resources to support student organizing. Access that list here.
NCCPS has an online database of campus safety resources, including papers, government-funded studies, videos, webinars, and more.
The SART (Sexual Assault Response Teams) Toolkit is a resource both for communities considering a SART response and communities that already have a coordinated response but want to make it better.
Learn more about the CDC’s approach to campus sexual violence prevention efforts.