Tunxis Community College does not tolerate sexual violence.

  1. Seek Safety
  2. Get Medical Attention
  3. Seek Support
  4. Report Promptly

No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Title IX protects YOU from sex discrimination in:

  • Academics
  • Activities
  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Employment
  • Financial Assistance
  • Housing
  • Recruitment

Sexual Assault

Compelling by force or by threat of force the following: sexual penetration of the vagina or anus, including by an object; oral sex; or contact with a person’s genital area, groin, anus,
inner thighs, buttocks or breasts for the purpose of sexual gratification of the actor or for the purpose of degrading or humiliating the victim. Sexual assault is also intentionally
subjecting another to such contact without consent.

Relationship Violence

This may be present in dating and domestic violence, sometimes also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior in which one partner uses fear and intimidation to establish power and control over the other partner, often including the threat or use of violence. This abuse happens when one person believes they are entitled to control another, and it may or may not include sexual assault.

Sexual Harassment

A form of unlawful gender-based discrimination. It may involve harassment of women by men, harassment of men by women, and harassment between persons of the same
sex. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational program or activities or employment benefits or opportunities.


Any behaviors or activities occurring on more than one (1) occasion that collectively instill fear in the victim and/or threaten his/her safety, mental health and/or physical health. Such behaviors or activities may include, but are not limited to, whether on or off campus, non-consensual communications face-to-face, telephone, email, etc., threatening or obscene gestures, surveillance or being present outside the victim’s classroom or workplace.

Affirmative Consent Law

An active, clear and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity with another person.

If you experienced sexual assault (or aren’t sure) there is support available for you at Tunxis.

You have the right to…

  • Be treated with respect and dignity
  • Privacy. This means you can refuse to answer any questions about the sexual assault, your sexual
    orientation, your sexual history (including HIV status), and your medical history
  • Be notified of existing campus and community based medical, counseling, mental health and victims of
    sexual assault resources whether or not the crime is formally reported to campus or civil authorities
  • A timely disposition if reporting an incident to the College
  • Be notified of the outcome of the College’s sexual assault conduct proceedings against the accused
  • Have conversations with one of the licensed counselors in the Tunxis Academic Advising Office
  • Have access to a local sexual assault crisis service center
  • Have access to a local domestic violence agency
  • Have a counselor/advocate to accompany you to medical and legal proceedings
  • Decide whether or not you want the police to investigate the assault
  • Request that someone your are comfortable with stay with you in the medical examination room
  • Ask questions and get answers regarding any tests, exams, medications, treatments or police reports
  • Not be judged on your race, age, class, marital status, gender or sexual orientation
  • Be considered a victim/survivor of sexual assault, regardless of the offender’s relationship to you

Need Assistance?


Charles Cleary
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Office:
1-116 – 860.773.1302
[email protected]

24 Hour Free Confidential Hotline
888.568.8332 (Spanish)

Prudence Crandall
24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
860.225.6357 – 888.774.2900