Statement From CSU-AAUP President Elena Tapia On Sexual Harassment

“The Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (CSU-AAUP) has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, including harassment.

“We agree with AAUP National’s Statement on Professional Ethics and Statement on Freedom and Responsibility, which argue that that faculty members have “the ethical responsibility” to avoid “any exploitation of students for . . . private advantage” (including using the faculty member’s institutional position to seek unwanted sexual relations with students) and that “intimidation and harassment” of any kind are inconsistent with the maintenance of academic freedom on campus.

“CSU-AAUP has a legal duty to provide fair and equal representation for all our members. CSU-AAUP works to ensure all faculty members are afforded due process when accused and that they receive a fair hearing according to the procedures agreed upon with the Board of Regents.”

Elena Tapia

CSU-AAUP President