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Petitioning Representative Rosa DeLauro and 12 others

Tell SCSU: Stop Professor Chevan From Sexually Harassing More Students


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: 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!

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative
    Rosa DeLauro
  • West Campus Housing
    Mr. Russ Smith
  • Psychology Department Chair
    Prof. Claire Novosad
  • 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

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