Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Shippensburg University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible to resolve complaints and address issues of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct. Any student, faculty, or staff member who has concerns about gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek assistance in the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance. Shippensburg University also recognizes that an individual who experiences sexual misconduct has a right to decide whether to file a report with law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator, an anonymous report, or no report at all.
Amnesty Policy as it is Related to Sexual Misconduct
Adapted from University of Delaware's Policy for Sexual Assault
The Shippensburg University Office of Student Conduct grants amnesty to students who may have violated the Swataney’s Alcohol and Other Drug Policy at the same time of the incident when he or she became a victim of sexual assault. Therefore, no Code of Conduct violations are applied to a student who reports that he or she was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of a sexual assault.
File an Online Report
File an online report.
File a Report with the Title IX Coordinator
Contact Stephanie A. Jirard, Title IX Coordinator at | (717) 477-1161 | Old Main 200.
File a Report with a Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- Nipa Browder, Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Human Resources for all reports from faculty, staff, managers, administrators, and contractors at NBrowder@ship.edu | (717) 477-1124 | Old Main 109.
- John Stought, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for all reports from students, faculty, staff, managers, administration and contractors at email@example.com I (717) 477-1161 Ext. 3316
- Jenn Milburn, Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Students Affairs for reports from students at JSMilburn@ship.edu | (717) 477-1904 | McLean Hall 020.
- Rochelle Plummer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Student Success for reports from students at RDPlummer@ship.edu | (717) 477-1033 | CUB 223.
File a Report with Law Enforcement
- Contact the Shippensburg University Police Department (717) 477-1444
- Contact the Shippensburg Police Department (717) 531-7361
- Contact the Pennsylvania State Police-Cumberland County (717) 249-2121
- Contact the Pennsylvania State Police-Franklin County (717) 264-5161
Any criminal process is separate from the Title IX process at Shippensburg University. Those interested in pursuing a criminal investigation should contact one of the law enforcement agencies listed above.
An appeal must be filed in writing via the “Online Appeal Form” https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ShippensburgUniv&layout_id=20 within five (5) University business days of being notified of the decision.