The Advocates are trained members of the Bucknell community whose primary responsibility is to provide confidential information and support for students regarding the medical, academic and legal options or needs they may have following a sexual assault. With a focus on empowering the survivor to make his or her own decisions, the Advocates help to facilitate referrals, accompany survivors to medical treatment, answer questions about legal and judicial options, and help to ensure appropriate follow-up and support. They also assist survivors in connecting with resources that can help minimize the impact an assault may have on a student's academic career.

On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Advocates are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help students connect with helpful resources both on and off campus. If you or a friend would like to speak with an Advocate, call: 570.850.6115 (cell phone).

Talking to a Bucknell Advocate is not the same as filing an official report with the University or local authorities. If you wish to do so, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Bucknell Public Safety, or local police.

The Advocates

Chelsea Brown '11
Assistant Director, Campus Activities and Programs
47 Elaine Langone Center

Rob Guissanie
Senior Technology Support Specialist
103 Computer Center

Ben Hoover
Evening Library Services Specialist
107B Bertrand Library

Karen Landis
Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation Services
Fieldhouse T4

Tracy Russell
Director of the Women's Resource Center
62 Elaine Langone Center

Mary Ann Stanton '89
Associate Director of Development
Post Office Building

Brenda Thomas
Associate Director of Sponsored Projects
Corporate and Foundation Relations
South Ward

Other Questions?

If you have questions about the program or related issues, please contact the Advocate Program Coordinator (Tracy Russell, Director of The Women's Resource Center) at 570.577.1375 or


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