UConn has new website for victims of sexual violence

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has put a new website online to help deal with sexual violence and harassment on campus.

The site, titleix.uconn.edu, provides information on the school’s sexual discrimination policies and how to file a police report or a report with university officials.

It also provides links to medical services and counseling as well as information for friends, family and partners on how they can support a victim of sexual assault or harassment.

UConn agreed in July 2014 to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus.

School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says the intent of the website is to make the school’s Title IX system easy to navigate.

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