If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or the University Police (814-863-1111) immediately.
If you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation, the University is committed to getting you the help and support you deserve. Remember that no matter the circumstances, you are not to blame. Give yourself permission to do what you need to do to take care of yourself. You are entitled to receive the full range of resources and support services the University has to offer, including academic, employment, or housing accommodations; medical care; emotional support; and advocacy services. If you want to talk to someone about your experience confidentially, look for the resources on this website designated as confidential.
A list of resources including medical assistance, emotional support, advocacy resources, and contact information for the Title IX Resource Person at each campus.
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, medical care can be helpful for treating or preventing illness and injury. It is also an important way to preserve evidence to prove criminal sexual assault or to obtain assistance in applying for a protection order.
The University provides a variety of resources to support those who have been affected by sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. Assistance can include counseling and emotional support as well as assistance in changing your academic, living, transportation, and/or working situations. An advocate can also help you understand your reporting options.
If you have the victim of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, Penn State strongly encourages you to make a report with the University’s Title IX Coordinator. You may also choose to make a report with law enforcement.
In addition to the resources available at Penn State, there are many community resources available to you.
If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, this may be a confusing and overwhelming time. Penn State provides a number of resources to help you understand the investigation process and provide support.
Penn State has resources for employees who experience sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct.