Reporting: Your Options

WHO OVERSEES REPORTS and COMPLAINTS?

The Title IX Coordinator   860-297-4234 Hamlin Hall  Dean of Multicultural Affairs Karla Spurlock-Evans

As Title IX coordinator, Dean of Multicultural Affairs Karla Spurlock-Evans ensures that Trinity establishes and follows a prompt, thorough, and equitable process for addressing allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination or differential treatment based on sex. Dean Spurlock-Evans receives a copy of all reports filed. She encourages campus members to contact her with questions or concerns regarding this process. With respect to specific cases, the Title IX coordinator will work with the appropriate offices to provide academic and residential accommodations as well as no-contact orders.

WHAT CAN I DO? WHOM DO I CALL?


You Are Encouraged to Get a Medical Exam

Campus Safety at (860)-297-2222 can provide transportation to Hartford Hospital for this exam. You or whomever you are seeking assistance from can call an advocate from the rape crisis center if you wish their help. The advocate will meet you at the hospital and stay for the duration. S/he will provide assistance and advocacy if you wish. You need to have the exam performed within 72 hours of the assault; an exam can take up to four or more hours.  The Health Center can also test for “date-rape” drugs if you do not want to go to the hospital. Please contact the Health Center at 860-297-2018 for more information.

You Can File an External Complaint with the Hartford Police Department: Press Criminal Charges
The College encourages you to file a report with the Hartford Police and College officials will assist you in notifying the police, if you so choose. You have five years from the date of the incident to file a report in Connecticut. A member of Campus Safety or SART can accompany you. Evidence can be used from the evidence collection kit (see below) if one is completed within 72 hours of the incident.

Hartford Police   Emergency  911    Non-Emergency:   860-757-4000

You Can Call Trinity’s Campus Safety Department   860-297-2222   76 Vernon Street
Campus Safety officers are mandated reporters. They must report all relevant details of the incident, including names of those involved, to the Title IX coordinator and other campus officials who may need to be informed. If you do not want your name or the name of the offender reported you have other options (see below). If the College determines that there is a serious or ongoing risk to the campus community, a timely warning will be issued to the campus. You can file an anonymous report or speak to a fully or semi-confidential person.

Director, Cisco Ortiz; Sergeant Ramon Rosario, Officer Martin Torres; and all other officers

You Can Disclose Anonymously  
 This link offers an anonymous disclosure/reporting site for all violations of Trinity College policy including sexual assault, rape, stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual harassment. This report is sent to the Title IX coordinator and Campus Safety director. It can be accessed from the Campus Safety site. If substantial information and/or names are provided the Title IX coordinator needs to take action on the report, and it is possible a timely warning to the campus will be issued if deemed necessary by the Title IX coordinator in consultation with the appropriate College officer. The College is obligated to investigate every report and can do so up to the degree that is possible depending on the information provided.

http://adsvm26.cc.trincoll.edu/CESIReportExec/olr/OLRMain.aspx?IsAuth=1&groupid=102

You Can Disclose in Full Confidence: No Report Filed 
The Counseling Center staff, ordained Chaplains, and 24-hour state hotline advocates have privileged communication under the law. They do not file reports to the Title IX coordinator. They will keep your information and name confidential unless it is determined that you and/or the campus are in imminent danger. 

Counseling Center    860-297-2415 - 135 Allen Place

Director Dr. Randy Lee; Assistant Director Dr. Kristine Kennen; Dr. Kate Marinchak

Chaplain   860-297-2013- Chapel   The Reverend Allison Read

YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS)  Toll-Free Hotlines

1-888-999-5545

1-888-568-8332 for Spanish

Domestic Violence Hotline  

Toll Free: 1- 888-774-2900

You Can Disclose Privately and in Semi-Confidence: Names Not Reported
The Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) and Health Center staffs offer support, guidance and referrals. Their reports to the Title IX coordinator will not contain your name or the name of the accused person/s unless they deem it necessary due to a threat of imminent danger to the student or the campus, or they have knowledge that the accused person/s is a repeat offender. If the College determines that there is a serious or ongoing risk to the campus community, a timely warning will be issued to the campus. The College is obligated to investigate every report and can do so only up to the degree that is possible depending on the information provided.

Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC)   860-297-2408/4131 - Mather Hall,  Second  floor

Director Laura Lockwood; Training & Program Coordinator Melissa Richard, MSW 

Health Center   860-297-2018 - Wheaton Hall     Director Martha Burke O’Brien and staff


You Can File an Internal Complaint with the College
The College encourages you to file a complaint with the deans of students for formal adjudication. The Title IX coordinator or the dean of students or an associate dean of students will help you understand the process and see that any pre-hearing accommodations such as a no-contact order, change of room, transportation, employment or classroom accommodation are put in place. The College will conduct an investigation in advance of any hearing. The College will discuss accommodations for the hearing that preserve the right of both parties to hear and respond to testimony. The College can pursue a complaint as long as the accused is still a student, administrator or faculty member.  The College encourages timely reporting.

Dean of Students   860-297-2156 - Hamlin/Cook

Dean Fred Alford, Associate Deans Ann Reuman, Christopher Card, Robert Lukaskiewicz 

You Can Make a Report to a SART Member: Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
www.trincoll.edu/cs/SART/     You can speak to a SART member to receive support, guidance, referrals, and information. SART members are trained in victim and survivor response. SART members are mandated reporters and are required to provide all relevant details of the incident, including the names of those involved, to the Title IX coordinator. If the College determines that there is a serious or ongoing risk to the campus community, a timely warning will be issued to the campus. The College is obligated to investigate every report and can do so only up to the degree that is possible, depending on the information provided.  Your report will be documented and reported to the Title IX coordinator. If you do not want your name on the report, you can file an anonymous report (above) or speak to a fully or semi-confidential person. A student who wishes to bring a complaint against a member of the administration/staff or faculty should consult the dean of the faculty: thomas.mitzel@trincoll.edu or the director of human resources: beth.iacampo@trincoll.edu. You can request confidentiality from the Title IX coordinator, who will consult with the appropriate College officer in consideration of your request.

Residential Life (ORL) 860-297-2305 - Hamlin/Cook
Area Coordinators: Veronica Young, Jennifer Douglas, Christina Knight

Student Activities and Involvement in Leadership (SAIL)  860-297-2011- Mather Hall
Assistant Director Romulus Perez

Trinity College Hillel    860-297-4195 -  74 Vernon Place 
Director Lisa Kassow

Student Services and Social Houses   860-297-5146 - Mather Hall 
Associate Director Timothy Dunn

Office of Multicultural Affairs   860-297-2562 - Hamlin/Cook
Program Coordinator Patti Maisch

Queer Resource Center (QRC)   860-987-6273- 114 Crescent Street
Coordinator Crystal Nieves,

Ferris Athletic Center    860-297-5279
Assistant Coach Volleyball and Softball Allee Beatty