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Petitioning Representative Rosa DeLauro and 12 others

Tell SCSU: Stop Professor Chevan From Sexually Harassing More Students


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Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) has an obligation to keep its students safe from professors who sexually harass, so why are they keeping Professor David Chevan on staff?

In 2011, SCSU found one of its music professors, David Chevan, in violation of its sexual harassment policy for verbally and physically sexually harassing a former student, Wendy Wyler. Watch news coverage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwdD1AwA__s But SCSU has not taken meaningful disciplinary action. This is alarming considering Professor Chevan propositioned Wendy in a storage room, not allowing her to leave: 

“There wasn’t a single window, and when he shut the door behind him, everything about him changed. I wondered if anyone would hear me if I screamed. I repeatedly told him no.”

Wendy was afraid for her safety because of the persistent sexual harassment of Professor Chevan. Not only that, but several other young women have since come forward to report similar behavior. So why is SCSU letting him teach again this Fall?

Tell SCSU to stop Professor Chevan from sexually harassing more students. Sign this petition today to have him removed for violating the school’s sexual harassment policy and to protect future students from sexual harassment and the risk of sexual violence!

Read more about this case, here: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/SCSU-student-claims-sexual-harrasment-by-prof-2682505.php

This petition is supported by SurvJustice (http://www.survjustice.org/) and PAVE - Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (www.ShatteringTheSilence.org)

Letter to
Representative Rosa DeLauro
West Campus Housing Mr. Russ Smith
Psychology Department Chair Prof. Claire Novosad
and 10 others
Music Professor Dr. Craig Hlavac
Philosophy Department Chair Dr. Armen Marsoobian
Director of Public Affairs Patrick Dilger
Interim Provost Marianne Kennedy
Chief of Staff/Vice President for Organizational Development Jaye Bailey
Interim Affirmative Action Officer Paula Rice
Connecticut Governor
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Senator Chris Murphy
American History Professor Dr. Richard Gerber
Southern Connecticut State Univesity (SCSU) has an obligation to keep its students safe from professors who sexually harass, so why is Professor David Chevan still on staff?

In 2011, Prof. David Chevan was found in violation of its sexual harassment policy for verbally and physically sexually harassing a former student, Wendy Wyler. But SCSU has not taken meaningful disciplinary action. This is alarming considering Professor Chevan propositioned Wendy in a storage room, not allowing her to leave:

“There wasn’t a single window, and when he shut the door behind him, everything about him changed. I wondered if anyone would hear me if I screamed. I repeatedly told him no.”

Wendy was afraid for her safety because of the persistent sexual harassment of Professor Chevan. Not only that, but several other young women have since come forward to report similar behavior. So why is he still teach again this Fall? Why risk his behavior escalating into violence or abuse?

Stop Professor Chevan from sexually harassing more students by removing for violating the school’s sexual harassment policy and to protect future students from sexual harassment and the risk of sexual violence!