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Colby-Sawyer College Statement – April 11, 2013

Last week, the college learned of the situation surrounding a student and alleged improper conduct by the former chief of the New London Police Department.

That student was identified in the media late Tuesday, April 9. Her attorney in turn released a statement saying that she “asks that the media respect her privacy as she goes about her daily life.”

The safety, well-being and privacy of students remain the college's top priority. Colby-Sawyer is working with the student to make sure that she feels supported and communicated yesterday, April 10, with college constituencies to convey the student's wish for privacy.

Colby-Sawyer College takes allegations of harassment and assault of all kinds very seriously. Yesterday's communications reminded Colby-Sawyer community members that if they have experienced inappropriate behavior from anyone at any time, they do not have to go through the aftermath alone. Information was provided about resources on and off campus where questions, complaints or concerns about issues of discrimination or harassment can be directed. (4/11/13, 9:38 a.m.)

Media Representatives: If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director of Communications Kate Seamans

Colby-Sawyer College Statement – April 5, 2013

Colby-Sawyer College recently learned of a situation surrounding a female student and alleged improper conduct by a former member of the New London Police Department. The safety, well-being and privacy of Colby-Sawyer students is our top priority, and we will reach out to our student to provide her with resources and support.

The town of New London and its police department have been valuable partners over the years in keeping our students and our campus safe. While this situation is unfortunate, the college and New London town officials will work together to move forward and reaffirm our commitment to protect the safety of our students and all our community members. (4/5/2013, 10:30 a.m.)

To Media Representatives: If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director of Communications Kate Seamans