SDE: School Harassment


Where to Get Help, Support and Training - Nationally

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
The AAUW, a 150,000 member organization with more than 1,500 branches nationwide, lobbies and advocates for gender equity; works with teachers, administrators, students and parents to institute gender-fair education programs in schools; provides leadership training; and promotes multicultural awareness and action. The Association's voice has long influenced legislative debate on critical social issues such as education, sex discrimination, civil rights, reproductive choice, affirmative action, Title IX, welfare reform, vocational education, pay equity, family and medical leave, and health care reform.

The American Association of University Women
1111 Sixteenth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (800) 326-2289

Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE)
The purpose of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) is to provide leadership in the identification and infusion of sex equity in all educational programs and processes and within parallel equity concerns, including, but not limited to, age, disability, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE)
317 S. Division, PMB 54
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone/Fax: (734) 769-2456

The New England Equity Assistance Center @ Brown University
Ten Equity Assistance Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of Race, Gender, and National Origin equity to public schools to promote equal educational opportunities.

New England Equity Assistance Center
c/o The Education Alliance at Brown University
4 Richmond Square, Fourth Floor
Providence, RI 02906
Telephone: (401) 867-8948
Fax: (401) 351-9594

The National Women's Law Center

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 588-5180
Fax: (202) 588-5185

Wellesley Centers for Women
For more than 30 years, the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) has been a driving force, both behind the scenes and in the spotlight, promoting positive change for women and girls. The world's largest women's research center, WCW is the powerful alliance of the Center for Research on Women and the Stone Center at Wellesley College.

Wellesley Centers for Women
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02481 USA
Telephone: (781) 283-2500
Fax: (781) 283-2504

Sexual Orientation Information and Resources

1997 Amendment to CGS Sec. 10-15c Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

In 1997, the state legislature amended Section 10-15c of the General Statutes, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin, to also prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

SECTION 10-15c

The public schools shall be open to all children five years of age and over who reach age five on or before the first day of January of any school year, and each such child shall have, and shall be so advised by the appropriate school authorities, an equal opportunity to participate in the activities, programs and courses of study offered in such public schools, at such time as the child becomes eligible to participate in such activities, programs and courses of study, without discrimination on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation; provided boards of education may, by vote at a meeting duly called, admit to any school children under five years of age.



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Organizations that offer support and technical assistance

GLSEN-The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN is a national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools.

GLSEN National Office
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-727-0135.
Fax: 212-727-0254

GLSEN Connecticut Chapter
19 Marvel Road
New Haven, CT 06515
Tel: (203) 397-5127
Fax: (860) 274-9161

PFLAG - Parents, Families& Friends of Lesbians & Gays
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians& Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 80,000 members and supporters and more than 460 affiliates in the United States.

PFLAG National Office
1726 M Street, NW Suite
400 Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 467-8180
Fax: (202) 467-8194

CT Stonewall Foundation, Inc
Stonewall Speakers
PO Box 6133
Hamden, CT 06517
Tel: (860) 523-9799

National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street Suite 370
San Francisco CA 94102
tel   415.392.6257


If you require further information, please contact:
Dr. Adrian R. Wood
State Title IX Coordinator
CT State Department of Education
Turnaround Office
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 602
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Telephone: (860) 713-6795

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