Shippensburg University is committed to ensuring that individuals who experience sexual misconduct have access to a variety of services and resources.
Students, faculty and staff are all partners in creating an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Together, we form a powerful team.
If you or a student you know has been a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, the University can help respond to your various needs as outlined in the Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy and as follows:
Immediate Medical Attention
- Survivors of sexual assault are strongly encouraged to go to the Student Wellness Center for treatment. After initial treatment, the Wellness Center will refer you to the local hospital for medical attention and evidence collection. If desired, a PAGE advocate can accompany you.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish
988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services.
- PAGE Center
Mental Health Services
- Survivors of sexual assault will be referred to the University Counseling Center at (717) 477-1481, and/or a local rape crisis center for supportive mental health services.
- All University Police officers are trained to assist victims of sexual violence and maintain the crime scene/evidence. Complaints may be filed against the alleged actor(s) by contacting University Police at (717) 477-1444. If the violence occurred off campus, call 911 and the appropriate police agency will respond. When reporting, you may choose to be assisted by an advocate and/or family member. You will not be charged for less serious offenses (i.e. intoxication) if you choose to report.
- Complaints may be filed against students alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct by contacting the Office of Student Conduct at 717-477-1164. If a person(s) is found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, sanctions up to suspension or expulsion from the University may result. Both the respondent and complainant are entitled to have an advocate, family member, friend, attorney and/or others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding for support and shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceedings brought forth regarding the reported sexual assault. Questions pertaining to past sexual history will be limited. You will not be charged for less serious offenses (i.e. intoxication) if you choose to report. Educational sanctions may be imposed by the University independent of Commonwealth criminal or civil codes. Complaints against employees should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.
Civial Rights Action/ Title IX
- Complaints may be filed against the Respondent by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title IX prohibits discrimination (including sexual violence) based on sex in the University's education programs and activities.
On-Campus Confidential Resources
Confidential resources are individuals who DO NOT have to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or local law enforcement. To talk with someone to receive support and assistance in a confidential setting contact any of the confidential resources listed below:
- Counseling Center
Wellness Center, Naugle Hall
- United Campus Ministry
Off-Campus Confidential Resources
- YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
(717) 243-3818 (Office)
(888) 727-2877 (24-hour hotline)
- WIN: Women in Need, serving both Franklin and Fulton County
(717) 264-4444 (Office)
(800) 621-6660 (24-hour hotline)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline(800) 799-7233
- Report Sexual Misconduct
- Title IX Coordinators
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Discrimination Complaint Form
- Title IX Guidelines for Pregnant and Parenting Students
- Campus Sexual Assualt Victims' Bill of Rights
- Sexual Misconduct Appeal Form
- What to do
- Child and Youth Abuse