Task Force: Combating Sexual Violence & Supporting our Students

In February 2022, the President’s Task Force for Combating Sexual Violence and Supporting Our Students was formed by Interim President Radenka Maric. Twenty-two members of the President’s committee were charged specifically with:

“…evaluating how the University of Connecticut educates, prevents and responds to sexual violence. This includes how students are educated on the topics of sexual violence, the standard of consent, healthy relationships, incapacitation, and bystander programs. In addition, this committee is charged with the intentional review of all relevant procedures designed to support students who are participating in the process of reporting sexual violence including how policy, process, Title IX obligations, and support are shared with students.”

Over the course of the Spring 2022 semester, the Task Force met to evaluate and understand the University’s role in sexual violence prevention, education, and access to support and resources. Sexual violence in this report is defined  as sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. As a group of colleagues and students from across the University, everyone contributed their knowledge and expertise to the Task Force. We feel it important to emphasize that our evaluation was extended beyond sexual violence to include all forms of interpersonal violence including stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual harassment.

The following report addresses both the intentions of the charge as well as our own discoveries as a Task Force: Final Report

Chart of Recommendations