Protecting against sexual abuse

Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Response

The UConn Police Department echoes the University’s commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating /domestic violence and stalking.

The UConn Police Department is proud to be a resource for the community. Officers on the UConn Police Department’s Special Victims Unit investigate criminal incidents of sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, and harassment within their jurisdiction. Our officers also work to provide connections to resources both on and off campus for incidents of a non-criminal nature and will assist referrals to the appropriate administrative investigatory agency or department on a case-by-case basis.

Through our Safety Techniques and Awareness Resource Team, our specially trained officers also provide topical programming centered on both primary and secondary prevention techniques and efforts. Our programming focuses on changing culture and ideas of relationships, sexual violence, sexual consent, domestic violence, stalking and harassment. We also provide self-defense classes for both women and men. For more information on UCPD START programming, visit our START page.

The University offers in-depth awareness, resources, and education for students, employees, parents, and visitors concerning sexual violence. It provides information on what it is; what to do if it happens; where to go to support; and much more. All of this information can be found on the UConn Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking Awareness page.