Seven current and former University of Connecticut students say school officials displayed an unwillingness to investigate sexual assaults they had reported. The women filed a formal civil rights complaint against UConn on Monday, represented by high-profile women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. Four women stepped forward to share their accounts of when they said administrators and law enforcement officials disrespected or ignored them after they reported that they had been victims of sexual assault.
The school responded with this statement:
The University of Connecticut takes allegations of this nature extremely seriously, as the health and well-being of our students is our top priority. Our response protocol for these and other alleged incidents of sexual assault is in line with or exceeds best practices.