Penn State offers resources to support any student, faculty, or staff member who has been affected by an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. You do not have to file a formal report or press criminal charges to receive assistance. Whether you are looking for counseling and emotional support; academic, housing, or work accommodations; or to learn more about reporting and investigations, the information below can help you get in direct contact with the resources that best fit your individual situation.
If you would like to discuss an incident confidentially, you can contact any of the confidential resources listed below. Confidential resources will not disclose information about the incident, and seeking advice from a confidential counselor does not constitute a report to the University or law enforcement. Keep in mind that if you disclose to a University employee who is not designated as a confidential resource, they may be obligated to pass information they learn about the incident along to the University’s Title IX Coordinator as a responsible employee.
A list of resources including medical assistance, emotional support, advocacy resources, and contact information for the Title IX Resource Person at each campus.
University Park Resources
Center for Women Students
204 Boucke Building, University Park
The Center provides counseling and assistance with needs such as classroom accommodations, rescheduling exams, trauma drop from the University, and alternative housing.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
501 Student Health Center, University Park
CAPS provides counseling, support groups, and crisis intervention.
Penn State Hotline
Contact the Penn State Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be connected with confidential support services at your campus. Your report can be made anonymously and without fear of retaliation.
Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response
Paul Apicella, Title IX Coordinator
222 Boucke Building, University Park
The Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response can provide assistance with accessing resources and support services, such as medical care or counseling as well as academic, housing, or employment accommodations. The Office can also help you understand your reporting options and the University’s procedures for handling reports of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct.
Office of Student Conduct
120 Boucke Building, University Park
The Office of Student Conduct can help you understand your reporting options and the Univesity’s procedures for handling reports of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. The Office can also provide assistance in obtaining interim protective measures, such as No Contact Directives.
LGBTQA Student Resource Center
101 Boucke Building, University Park
The LGBTA Student Resource Center can provide information and advocacy to the LGBTQA community.
201 Johnston Commons, University Park
Residence Life can assist you with accommodations such as alternative housing.