The University of New Haven is a community committed to providing an environment that promotes excellence, responsibility, respect, understanding, integrity, and service. The University adheres to the philosophy that all community members should enjoy an environment free of any form of harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, or relationship abuse.
Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any behaviors of a sexual nature that violate the University of New Haven’s Code of Conduct or University policies. Sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, relationship abuse, aiding or facilitating another’s actions of sexual misconduct, or any attempts thereof. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, sexual assault. Retaliation for any persons reporting alleged violations is against University policy and will result in disciplinary action. Definitions of types of sexual misconduct are outlined in the “Definitions of Terms” section of this policy.
The University is committed to:
- Educating students about the implications and consequences of their behavior.
- Providing proper support and resources to aid any students harmed by sexual misconduct
- Encouraging students to take responsibility for their behavior
- Providing a process for investigation and adjudication that includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
Victims of sexual misconduct, whether occurring on or off campus, will be supported and assisted in obtaining medical treatment, counseling, and other resources to help them with the trauma they experience. Sexual misconduct violations are governed by Title IX regulations as stated by the United States Department of Education. Investigations are coordinated by the University’s Title IX Coordinator and the Dean of Students.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The University of New Haven does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and Title IX requires the institution not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the University of New Haven’s Title IX Coordinator, Caroline Koziatek, Vice President for Human Resources, Bergami Hall, (203) 932-7479, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.