Guidance and Support

Guidance and Support for Graduate Students

When navigating individual challenges, it’s helpful to have someone to talk to or reference a specific piece of information. Access contact info for The Graduate School colleagues who can help design solutions, and find official policies that can answer common questions about university codes of conduct


Having someone to talk through a challenging situation can open novel solutions that were not previously considered. Below are individuals dedicated to your academic, professional, and personal success.

Conflict Mediation –contact Cinnamon Adams (

One-on-one private support for graduate students – contact Cinnamon Adams (

Formal Complaint, Appeal, and Hearing Procedures –contact Cinnamon Adams (

Fellowship Support (Crandall, Harriott, Jorgensen) – contact Stuart Duncan (

Support Programming (Grad Student and Postdoc Appreciation Weeks) – contact Stuart Duncan (

Graduate Resources and Opportunities (GRO series) – contact Jia Cai (

Forms and Policies

The following covers the official guidance determined by The Graduate School and the University of Connecticut on various topics. They can be a great reference, but for any academic or personal challenges, schedule a consultation.

Policy on Academic Integrity in Graduate Education and Research

"Not Anymore" holds


Student Code

Termination of Status and Academic Dismissal

Complaint, Appeal, and Hearing Procedures Policy 

Policy Against Discrimination, Harrassment, and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Graduate Resources and Opportunities

Graduate Student Mentoring Guide:  A Guide for Students - Rackham Graduate School

Graduate Resources and Opportunities (GRO) Series:  An email newsletter designed for graduate students. It features different resources, events, and support. Contact Jia Cai ( to learn more.

The Center for Students with Disabilities is available as a resource to graduate students. Please refer to their page and resources here.