Title IX

Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Connecticut Board of Regent’s policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on gender, including sexual violence, rape, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related retaliation.The Capital Community College strives to maintain a community built on mutual respect, and concern for others and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form. Capital Community College is taking a stand against sexual misconduct by providing students with information and educational programs on this topic. It is important that all members of our campus community are informed and know their rights and options. Victims can be male, female, and/or any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

If you or someone you know, has been or could be a victim of sexual assault, this information can help you.

The College’s Title IX Coordinator is Mr. Angelo Simoni. You can contact him by e-mail at simonia@ct.edu or by phone at 860-723-0165. As the Title lX Coordinator he is responsible for ensuring a prompt thorough and equitable process for addressing all allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination or differential treatment based on sex.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Jason Scappaticci
860-906-5086
Jscappaticci@capitalcc.edu

What is Consent?

  • Person must be old enough to consent. The age of consent in Connecticut is 16 years of age.
  • Agreeing to specific sexual behavior willingly.
  • Consent is active; both parties say “yes”.
  • Consent is ongoing and can be withdrawn at any time without fear or explanation.
  • Obtaining consent is the responsibility of the individual initiating the sexual contact.
  • Consent is a must for every form of sexual activity every time. A person has the right to withdraw consent even if that person has consented to sexual activity with that individual in the past.
  • Consent is not valid if there is force, threats, intimidation, or coercion used.
  • Consent is not valid when judgment is impaired by the use of alcohol,/drugs or if the person not initiating is sleeping or unconscious.

Statement Regarding Sexual Violence

In General

Capital Community College is committed to creating a community that is safe and supportive of people of all gender and sexual identities; this statement pertains to the entire campus community, whether on ground or virtual, students, faculty, and staff. Two of the College’s primary concerns are the health and well-being of each individual and fostering healthy interpersonal relationships. The principles of the Board of Regents Policy on Student Conduct (integrity, equity, respect and responsibility) address elements necessary for healthy interpersonal relationships and these principles are especially important when relationships become intimate. Sexual intimacy is permissible only if it is agreed to by all participants and all activity is affirmatively consensual at all times. Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, against anyone is unacceptable and is both a crime under State law and a violation of College policies, including but not limited to: Policy on Student Conduct, Violence Prevention and Response Statement, Statement Against Harassment. The College is committed to providing an environment free of personal offenses.

Reporting Encouraged

Capital Community College strongly encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as an effective means of taking action by reporting such acts to the appropriate officials and pursuing criminal or disciplinary remedy, or both. The only way that action can be taken against anyone who violates another in such a manner is through reporting. The College can provide those who report sexual misconduct with many supportive options, including referral to agencies that provide medical attention, counseling, legal services, advocacy, referrals and general information regarding sexual assault. The College will preserve the confidentiality of those who report sexual misconduct to the fullest extent possible and allowed by law. College employees, victim advocates or community victim advocates being consulted will make any limits of confidentiality clear before any disclosure of facts takes place.






Rights Of Students Reporting Sexual Misconduct

  • Right to a hearing held in a fair, prompt and impartial manner and to be notified of the outcome of the hearing.
  • Be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Take both legal action (criminal/civil action and disciplinary action).
  • Not be judged based on your race, age, class, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Have a sexual assault counselor/advocate accompany you to medical, law enforcement, and legal proceedings.
  • Provided with information regarding counseling services.
  • Be free from retaliation for filing a complaint.

How You Can Make A Difference

  • Recognize that sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking are real problems experienced by many college students.
  • Recognize the warning signs of violence or the precursors to someone being taken advantage of. If you notice something or someone tells you about their experience, it’s critical to take it seriously.
  • Recognize the importance of consent and how we respect others with our actions;
  • Don’t minimize it; stalking is not just a case of “unrequited love” or “excessive affection”, encourage a friend who is worried they are being harassed to seek help.
  • Don’t brush it off; if something or someone makes you uncomfortable, say or do something.
  • Watch out for each other; if you see someone who looks like they’re in trouble, ask if they’re ok.
  • Speak up if you see something offensive or abusive. If you hear jokes about sexual assault or that degrade other people, don’t laugh. Say you don’t think it’s funny to hurt others. Encourage respect.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

English – Capital Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Spanish – Capital Community College no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, credo religioso, edad, sexo, origen nacional, estado civil, origen, historia pasada o presente de trastorno mental, problemas de aprendizaje o discapacidad física, orientación sexual, identidad de género y expresión o información genética en sus programas y actividades. Además, el colegio no discrimina en el empleo por motivos de ser veterano de guerra o tener antecedentes penales. El colegio tomara las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de conocimientos del idioma ingles no sea una barrera para la admisión y participación en programas educativos.

Contacts

CSCU Title IX Coordinator
Mr. Angelo Simoni
860-723-0165
simonia@ct.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jason Scappaticci
Jscappaticci@capitalcc.edu
860-906-5086

Counselor
Sabrina Adams-Roberts
sadams-roberts@ccc.commnet.edu
860-906-5043

Definitions

Sexual Misconduct incorporates a range of behaviors including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, voyeurism, and any other conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual, or has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimidating, or coercing a person.

Sexual harassment includes requests for sexual favors, sexual advances or other sexual conduct when (1) submission is either explicitly or implicitly a condition affecting academic or employment decisions; (2) the behavior is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to create an intimidating, hostile or repugnant environment; or (3) the behavior persists despite objection by the person to whom the conduct is directed.

Sexual Assault is compelling by force, or the threat of force, the following: (1) Sexual penetration of the vagina or anus, including by a finger or an object; (2) Oral sex; (3) 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; (4) Subjecting another to such sexual contact without consent.

Interpersonal Violence occurs when one person uses power and control over another through physical, sexual, or emotional threats or actions, economic control, isolation, or other kinds of coercive behavior. Some types of interpersonal violence are:

Domestic/Family Violence means an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or an act of threatened violence that constitutes fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, including, but not limited to, stalking or a pattern of threatening, between family or household members. (C.G.S. § 46b-38a)

Dating/Relationship Violence occurs when one intimate or romantic partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through words and actions that are physically and emotionally abusive. Dating violence can take many forms including physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual or economic abuse.

Sexual Violence is any type of sexual activity that a person does not agree to. It includes sexual assault; sexual exploitation; stalking; sexual harassment; voyeurism; exposure; and sexual activity resulting from emotional coercion.

Contacts & Resources

Community 24 Hours Emergency Resources

  • INFO line (24 hr. service)…………………………………211
  • Sexual Assault (CONNSACS) (24 hr.)………………….1-888-999-5545 en Espanol 1-888-568-8332
  • Office of Victim Services……………………………..1-800-822-8428
  • Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence…(1-800-774-2900 – English) (1-844-831-9200 – Español)

Contacts

CSCU Title IX Coordinator
Mr. Angelo Simoni
simonia@ct.edu
860-723-0165

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jason Scappaticci
Jscappaticci@capitalcc.edu
860-906-5086

Counselor
Sabrina Adams-Roberts
860-906-5043
sadams-roberts@ccc.commnet.edu