Officials at Connecticut State University are releasing their investigation into a professor over sexual misconduct allegations surrounding allegedly inappropriate sexual comments.
In newly released redacted documents, a student accused a math professor of “unwelcome romantic and sexual advances.”
She claims the professor would kiss her on the forehead and publicly hug her often.
In one instance, the student claims she wore color-changing nail polish and he put her hand in his mouth to see the color charge.
All of the allegations are said to have happened between winter 2017 and spring of 2018.
The professor denied engaging in misconduct.
According to the dates of the documents, an internal investigation was launched in the summer of 2018, where they interviewed other processors and staff.
In the end, the university’s investigation that more likely than not, the professor in question did violate its sexual misconduct policies because of inappropriate sexual comments, saying “the investigators found (the student) to be more credible.”
The professor has appealed the determination and remains employed by CCSU as the university’s actions to discipline and dismiss him continue through the arbitration process.
The professor is not facing any criminal charges.
NBC Connecticut reached out to CCSU for comment, but officials said they have nothing to add.
In an email released to CCSU faculty, staff and students, president Zulma Toro said that she has a zero tolerance policy on sexual misconduct and bullying.
NBC Connecticut has reached out to the professor and is waiting to hear back.