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The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy at Connecticut College, under the Division of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, envisions a safe campus climate that is free of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. To that end, our mission is to partner with campus members and community agencies to foster individual and collective action to end sexual and relationship violence by:
- Promoting a greater awareness and consciousness regarding sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.
- Providing violence prevention education and intervention strategies to the campus community.
- Fostering a safe environment where survivors are empowered to access resources.
- Providing advocacy and support to survivors and their allies through a coordinated community response effort.
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy is an intentional collaboration with faculty, staff, students and community partners to foster an environment that truly engages students to act with integrity, civility and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings, as inspired by the Connecticut College Honor Code.
History of The Office
Originally called the Think S.A.F.E. Project, the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy was established at Connecticut College with a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. The grant, which the College received in 2009, funded the program for three years. It is now funded by the College and housed within the Division of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.