Who We Are
The Consortium is comprised of representatives from Connecticut colleges and universities, sexual assault crisis advocates, individuals from community-based services, and others who work to improve the response to and prevention of sexual violence in campus communities. The Consortium is coordinated by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS) while meetings and discussions are facilitated by one of two co-chairs. The current co-chairs are Jennifer Wenderoth (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jocelyn Novella (NovellaJ@sacredheart.edu)
The mission of the Connecticut College Consortium Against Sexual Assault is to provide a forum to address the prevalence of sexual assault and other forms of violence against women on college and university campuses. The Consortium is a space to share information, strategies, and resources in order to strengthen and support each campus community’s work to end sexual violence.
As a part of this collaboration, members not only have access to up-to-date information and trends pertaining to sexual violence on campuses, but they are also part of a statewide community of colleges and universities engaged in addressing and preventing sexual violence. Members have noted that the support and information gained from the Consortium helped them to impact positive changes in their campus culture, update policies, and create awareness events. The Consortium also provides an opportunity for campus-based advocates to get to know and collaborate with advocates from community-based sexual assault crisis programs.
Annual CCASA dues are $85.00. Dues help defer the administrative costs associated with coordinating meetings and providing materials. Please send your completed membership form and dues made payable to:
CONNSACS College Consortium
96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
CCASA Monthly Meeting Topics 2012-2013
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at rotating locations throughout the state. Please find a schedule of our 2012-2013 meetings below.
October 18, 2012
Central Connecticut State University - The Men’s Project: Engaging Men in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement at the University of Connecticut
November 15, 2012
Connecticut College The Green Dot Campaign: Using a Bystander Intervention Model to Create Culture Change at Connecticut College
January 17, 2013
CONNSACS, East Hartford Campus Report Card 2012: A Snapshot of How Connecticut Campuses Respond to and Prevent Sexual Violence on Campus
February 21, 2013
University of Bridgeport Using Healthy Sexuality Education to Combat Sexual Violence on Campus
March 21, 2013
University of New Haven A Model Partnership: Campus and Community-based Collaboration at the University of New Haven
April 18, 2013
The Rainbow Center at the University Engaging and Sustaining Working with LGBT Students on of Connecticut Campus
May 16, 2013
Sacred Heart University A Closer Look at Perpetrators of Sexual Violence
For more information or to receive monthly meeting reminders and directions, please contact Bethany@connsacs.org.