Sexual assault is a form of personal violence that affects all of us directly and indirectly. Most individuals who have experienced some form of unwanted sexual activity do not think of themselves as survivors of sexual assault. However, sexual assault is a term that describes a wide range of unwanted or nonconsensual sexual activities. Many people do not realize sexual assault is a felony crime with serious implications for victims and their families, as well as communities. For college students in particular, sexual assault is an important concern. On college campuses, approximately 90% of the sexual assault that occurs takes place between two people who know each other such as acquaintances or significant others.
Bucknell University recognizes the serious problem of sexual assault in our society and has taken steps to address student concerns, to educate the campus community, and to treat seriously reports of sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault, please know that you are not alone, and that there are people here who can provide you with resources to help you make informed choices, and support your recovery.
The Bucknell University Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy & Procedures for Resolving Complaints Against Students is available in pdf format for downloading or printing. Download the policy here.
This policy is part of the Student Handbook. The complete Student Handbook is available online. Print copies may be obtained from the Division of Student Affairs.
› Faculty and staff members — If information regarding an incident of sexual misconduct or relationship violence is shared with you, you are required to complete the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Reporting Form within 24 hours of receiving the report.
If you have questions, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 570.577.1554 or TitleIX@bucknell.edu
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