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
Interim Vice PResident for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer
Equity Compliance Director / Deputy Title IX Officer
North College #112
dcolucci@wesleyan.edu

Johanna DeBari
Director,  Office of Survivor advocacy & Community Education
Davidson Health Center
If you would like to make an appointment for a confidential 1:1 meeting with Johanna, or if you are interested in joining a Survivors Support Group, please email her at jdebari@wesleyan.edu.  
To learn more about Johanna and her role, click here.

Rachele Merliss
Rachele '19, is the 2017-2018 (SART) Sexual Assault Response Team student-intern. You can contact Rachele with questions about Wesleyan's sexual violence resources and support, to report an incident, plan an event, or just talk about any of these topics. Learn more about Rachele.

SART Office hours (held in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of Davison Health Center):
Tuesdays (2:00 - 3:00pm)
Thursdays (1:30 - 4:30pm)
Contact Information: rmerliss@wesleyan.edu
Phone: 860-685-4673. Leave me a message and she will get back to you. 

 

Wesleyan has also developed FAQs to address related to Sexual Misconduct.

 

 

 

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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.