The 24/7 advocacy line provides students with compassionate care and quality information regarding sexual misconduct from trained professionals. Staff members on the advocacy line will provide important emotional support to a student in an emergency. Advocacy line counselors will provide information and support to callers that are pursuing criminal charges (including information, accommodation and advocacy during a forensic exam at a hospital), requests for access to university and community resources, and assistance in reporting violations to Shippensburg University’s Office of Social Equity. The line can also be used by faculty and staff to obtain information about sexual misconduct resources and information. The current advocacy line is managed by the YWCA in Carlisle.