Sexual Misconduct at Wesleyan

As noted in the Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, Wesleyan strives to be a community built upon mutual trust and respect for its constituent members: students, faculty, staff and those visiting or under temporary contract.  Wesleyan University will not tolerate discriminatory harassment and/or sexual misconduct (whether it comes in the form of intimate partner violence, non-consensual sexual activity and sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking or sexual harassment) against students, faculty, staff, trustees, volunteers, and/or employees of any university contractors/agents.

Resources exist regardless of whether the incident happened on campus or by a Wes student.  Even if it happened before you got to Wes.  What is important is making sure this does not interfere with your education and ability to succeed as a student -- we are here to help!

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to:

Debbie Colucci
Equity Compliance Director / Deputy Title IX Officer
dcolucci@wesleyan.edu

Rachele Merliss ’19
Sexual Assault Response Team intern, is available for consultation, conversations and program planning.  The  office is located in WesWell on the 1st floor of the Davison Health Center and Rachele can be reached at 860-685-4673 (HOPE) or by email at rmerliss@wesleyan.edu.  Learn more about Rachele

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    Education/Prevention

    Wesleyan staff, students and faculty work collaboratively to develop clear and accessible sexual misconduct policies and procedures, increase reporting of incidents and educate the entire Wesleyan community about sexual violence and its prevention.

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    Non-Reporting Options & Accomodations

    Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern, sexual misconduct can undermine a survivor’s physical and emotional safety.  Reporting is a personal decision; individuals have their own reasons for whether or not they decide to go through with a formal reporting process.

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    Videos

    This series of student-made videos increase transparency by presenting and explaining resources and concepts related to sexual misconduct. 

    As you watch these videos, please note that as of the fall of 2017 the terminology changed: “complainant” is now referred to as the reporting party and “respondent” is now referred to as the responding party.