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 Karen Bresciano (

One-on-one private support for graduate students – contact Karen Bresciano (

Formal Appeal and Hearing Procedures –contact Karen Bresciano (

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

Support Programming – contact Stuart Duncan (

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

"U Got This! 2" Holds


Student Code

Termination of Status and Academic Dismissal

Appeal and Hearing Procedures Policy 

Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, 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 learn more.