If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, there are many options and resources available on campus and in the local community:
- Contact the Bucknell Advocates to seek help and discuss your medical, legal, and support options.
- Call 911, Public Safety, or contact the Title IX Coordinator to report the incident.
- Go to Bucknell Student Health or the Evangelical Community Hospital to receive medical treatment.
- Request a forensic exam to collect and preserve evidence. Evangelical Community Hospital has a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on call 24/7 to provide sensitive care and forensic exams to victims.
- The Advocates are able to arrange transportation to the hospital and accompany a student while they seek medical treatment.
- While it is recommended that a victim take measures such as not showering or changing clothes before a forensic exam, an exam can still be performed regardless.
- Forensic exams can be conducted up to 96 hours after a sexual assault
- Seek support and help from the Counseling and Student Development Center
- The Counseling and Student Development Center phone line (570.577.1604) is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and is available to all students on and off campus.
- Walk-in hours are 3 - 4 p.m. on weekdays in their office in the Graham Building.
- All CSDC services are free.
- Contact the Title IX Coordinator to request no-contact orders or supportive measures (including, but not limited to: academic flexibility, housing changes, and employment modifications)
- Supportive measures can be implemented without moving forward with an investigation.
The above measures are options that should be chosen based on the needs and desires of the victim-survivor. Every person responds to, and heals from, sexual assault and trauma differently.