Sen. Boucher Statement on Federal Discrimination Suit Filed Against UCONN

October 24, 2013

Hartford, CT – State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) ranking member of the Higher Education and Education Committees of the General Assembly released the following statement today re: the federal discrimination suit filed against the University of Connecticut by current and former female students.

“I am deeply troubled by these allegations and that anyone would have to undergo such a terrible experience. My heart goes out to the students that may be affected and hope these young women are getting the help they need.

“The seriousness of the situation requires immediate response and action to make sure this does not happen again. Proper procedures and strict protocols must be put in place so that our college campuses are made as safe and secure as they possibly can be.

“Resources must be directed toward a thorough investigation, and I support Sen. McKinney and Rep. Cafero’s call for a public hearing to get these questions answered and to determine how our laws can be strengthened. We have an opportunity to make our policies a model for the rest of the nation.”