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.
If you wish to report an incident of sexual misconduct, please use the online reporting form. If you wish to file anonymously, you may do so by leaving the name and contact information fields blank.
If you would like to file a formal complaint, which is required to start a formal investigation, please complete the online formal reporting form.
Sexual misconduct reports are directed to the Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
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 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.