Available Assistance for Victims of Alleged Sexual Misconduct
An individual who has been subject to an incident of alleged sexual misconduct, has observed an incident, or is otherwise involved should seek immediate assistance as provided below.
- Hartford Police Department: Emergency, call 911
Non-emergency, call (860) 757-4000
- A victim of an alleged incident of sexual misconduct may also access the following off-campus, confidential advocates, support, and resources at any time (24/7):
- Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline: (888) 999-5545
- Statewide Sexual Violence Spanish Hotline: (888) 568-8332
- Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: (888) 774-2900
- Statewide Domestic Violence Spanish Hotline: (844) 831-9200
- Trinity College Campus Safety: (860) 297-2222, 76 Vernon Street. Campus Safety may, in turn contact the Administrator-on-Call (AOC).
- The Administrator-on-Call is a College administrator who is available 24 hours per day, every day. Campus Safety personnel and AOCs are considered Responsible Employees as defined in this policy (see the “Reporting Protocols and Confidentiality” section) and are therefore required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. The AOC can assist the victim of alleged sexual misconduct with contacting confidential campus resources. The College’s immediate response to an incident of alleged sexual misconduct will include consideration of the victim of alleged sexual misconduct’s request for confidentiality in accordance with this policy and may also include the implementation of safety measures as deemed necessary.
- Employee Assistance Program, for faculty and staff: www.HigherEdEAP.com or (800) 225-2527.
Medical Care and Evidence Preservation
Any individual who may be experiencing or has experienced sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or related retaliation is encouraged to immediately seek any necessary medical care and to seek help from an appropriate College official, law enforcement, and/or medical personnel, even if the individual is uncertain about whether to ultimately pursue a complaint, to file criminal charges, or to seek other legal remedies. It is important for individuals to preserve all possible evidence in case they decide at some point to engage the legal process or to file a complaint with the College. Therefore, if at all possible, victims of alleged sexual misconduct should refrain from changing clothes, showering, or otherwise changing their physical state after an incident until after consulting with medical personnel. The individual should also preserve any available physical evidence, documents, or electronic evidence (e.g., text messages, photographs, social media posts, etc.). Such evidence may assist in proving that the alleged criminal offense occurred or may be helpful in obtaining a protective order.
A victim of alleged sexual misconduct may seek medical care, including treatment for injuries, preventive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy tests and contraception, and other health services, plus evidence preservation through a medical exam (i.e., evidence collection kit), at the local facilities listed below. Campus Safety will facilitate transportation as needed and may be reached at (860) 297-2222.
- Hartford Hospital: SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) available: 80 Seymour Street, Hartford: (860) 545-5000
- St. Francis Hospital, Hartford: SANE available: 114 Woodland Street: (860) 714-4000
- Hospital of Central Connecticut: SANE available: 100 Grand Street, New Britain: (860) 224-5011
An individual seeking medical attention as described in this policy may be accompanied by an advocate. YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) offers 24/7 trained volunteer advocates who will accompany a person to the hospital, explain the process, provide advocacy, and stay with the person, if they wish, for the duration of the exam and time at the hospital. An advocate may be reached by calling:
Statewide Sexual Violence 24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline: (888) 999-5545
Statewide Sexual Violence 24-Hour Toll-Free Spanish Hotline: (888) 568-8332
Trinity College’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members are available during business hours to accompany a person to the Trinity College Health Center or other facility.