Lawmakers will hold an informational hearing Wednesday to review the University of Connecticut’s policies for preventing and responding to sexual assault in response to a discrimination complaint raised in October by current and former students.

In a Title IX complaint, the seven students, who are represented by nationally-recognized attorney, Gloria Allred, claimed UConn violated their rights by showing “deliberate indifference” when they reported being raped or sexually harassed.

Beginning Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building, the legislature’s Higher Education and Public Safety Committees will hear from UConn students and the school’s officials including its police chief, Barbara O’Connor, and its Title IX coordinator Elizabeth Conklin.

Officials from Connecticut’s public university system are also expected to speak as is a representative of the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc.


-Click here for the hearing’s agenda