Privacy    When the College receives a report of sexual assault and/or sexual misconduct, reasonable steps will be taken to preserve the privacy of the reported victim while promptly investigating and responding to the report. Information reported about Sexual Misconduct is subject to privacy requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Protection of Individuals    Where it is deemed necessary for the College to take steps to protect the safety of the reported victim and/or other members of the College community, the College will seek to act in a manner so as not compromise the privacy or confidentiality of the reported victim of a sexual assault to the extent reasonably possible.

Procedures for Safe Community    The College also must fulfill its duty to protect its community and to assure that the appropriate disciplinary processes are implemented. As such, complete confidentiality cannot always be guaranteed. College employees, victim advocates, or community victim advocates being consulted will make any limits of confidentiality clear before any disclosure of facts takes place.


Mandated Reporting

Campus Security Authorities

Gateway has designated any staff member in Office of Student Activities, excluding student employees, as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) under the Jeanne Clery Act:

  • Advisors of Student Organizations
  • Any Faculty or Staff Member Responsible for a Campus Activity (e.g., hosting a workshop, sponsoring a lecture, chaperoning an event)
  • Director of Athletics & Coaches
  • All Security Staff & Campus Police
  • Student Conduct, Hearing Board Members, Dean of Students

CSAs have a duty to report information that comes to their attention of a possible sexual assault, regardless of the age of the reported victim. This information is to be reported to college officials who are required to conduct a full investigation.

Those who wish to obtain the fullest legal protections and disclose in full confidentiality must speak with a fully confidential resource.

Under 18 Years of Age

Mandated reporting requirements of the Child Protection Law may require that a report be made to the Connecticut Department of Social Services whenever the College receives a report that a person under eighteen (18) years of age may have been sexually assaulted. This includes, but is not limited to individuals who are members of professions that are mandated reporters.


Full Confidential Resources

Confidential resources, such as off-campus counseling and psychological services,  health services providers, member(s) of the clergy, and the local Sexual Assault Crisis Center, are bound by state statutes and professional ethics from disclosing information about reports without written releases.

Information that such persons receive from the reporter of a sexual assault or the person reported to have been assaulted cannot be disclosed legally to any other person without consent, except under very limited circumstances, such as an imminent threat of danger to self or others, or if the reported victim is a minor.  Therefore, for those who wish to obtain the fullest legal protections and disclose in full confidentiality, he/she must speak with a full confidential resource. The following is a partial list of such confidential resources in the College’s service region:


Gender Equity Center

The mission of the Gender Equity Center is to coordinate on-campus sexual violence prevention programming, and to provide students with resources and referrals in response to Sexual Violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

  • Confidential Consolation
  • Confidential Crisis Response
  • Prevention Programming


(203) 285-2412

Gateway Community College
Room N110

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Statewide rape crisis intervention to adult and child victims of sexual assault. Bi-lingual / bi-cultural Latino crisis intervention at selected member centers.


(860) 282-9881


  • 888-999-5545 (English)
  • 888-568-8332 (Spanish)

New Haven Vet Center Sexual Trauma Program

Provides sexual trauma and harassment counseling to Veterans of both genders.

(203) 932-9899

141 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven, CT

Rape Crisis Center of Milford

Resources, support, and counseling to women or men who have been or fear being raped, sexually exploited, or abused.


Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

(203) 878-1212

24-Hour Hotline: 888-999-5545

70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460

Women & Families Center—Sexual Assault Crisis Services

Short-term counseling for youth and adult survivors of sexual assault. Spanish-speaking counselors available.


1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven

Provides FREE, CONFIDENTIAL counseling and support groups to victims of domestic violence.
New Haven, CT (and surrounding areas)

24-Hour Hotline (203) 789-8104