There are a variety of resources on and off campus to help survivors of sexual assault and those who care about them. Many students find it helpful to contact one of the Advocates, as they can provide confidential assistance and help answer questions you may have about the other resources and options available.
If you have been sexually assaulted, it is very important to consider seeking medical attention. Specially trained nurses can treat any injuries that you may have, take steps to prevent pregnancy and STDs (within 72 hours of an incident), and help to preserve your rights and options for any decisions that you may choose to make at a later time (within 96 hours of an incident).
Bucknell Advocates (Confidential, 24hrs) — 570.850.6115
The Advocates are trained members of the campus community who provide information and support to students regarding the legal, medical, counseling, academic and housing options a student may have following an incident of Sex Discrimination (including Sexual Misconduct), Relationship Violence or Stalking. They help to facilitate referrals, accompany students to medical treatment, answer questions about legal and judicial options, and help to ensure appropriate follow-up and support. The Advocates also assist students in connecting with resources that can help minimize the impact an incident may have on a student’s academic career. The Advocates are available to provide 24/7 confidential support and referral.
Bucknell Title IX Coordinator — 570.577.1554, 306 H Elaine Langone Center
The University's Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all reports of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during review of such reports. Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence may be reported directly to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator may issue no-contact orders. The Dean of Students may arrange other accommodations in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator can answer questions and provide information concerning the University's policies and procedures, available resources and support services, and external criminal and legal options. An Alleged Victim who wishes to initiate disciplinary proceedings should submit a Complaint to the Title IX Coordinator.
Bucknell Counseling & Student Development Center (confidential, 24hrs) — 570.577.1604, Graham Building
CSDC provides individual and group counseling, psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach programming. Services are available for all students free of charge.
Bucknell Public Safety (24 hrs) — 570.577.1111, 580 Snake Road
Students have the option to make an anonymous report to the Department of Public Safety using the anonymous tip form. The amount of detail provided will determine the University’s ability to respond. Alleged Victims can pursue criminal charges (through the University’s Department of Public Safety or local authorities) regardless of whether or not they choose to invoke the disciplinary process on campus. Public safety can also provide an escort to anyone who feels unsafe traveling around campus.
Lewisburg Police (24 hrs) — 911
Evangelical Hospital Emergency Dept (24 hrs) — 570.522.2640. Evangelical Hospital has trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners on call 24/7 to collect and preserve evidence as well as provide medical treatment for injuries and to prevent STI's or pregnancy.
Transitions (24 hrs) —1.800.850.SWIT (7948), 570.523.6482. Transitions is a local crime victim advocacy center in Lewisburg. They offer a crisis hotline and advocacy for survivors to assist with medical and legal processes. On the web at www.transitionsofpa.org.
Family Planning Plus (women's reproductive health care clinic) — 570.523.3600
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is a leading national resource originating here in PA, the "if you need help" section and "if you were raped" sections provide valuable information on what happens next. This site also has a variety of resources for helping you get involved with the fight against sexual assault. Visit www.pcar.org.
Speak UP Bucknell is a sexual misconduct prevention peer education program which presents workshops and hosts campus events around the topics of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, healthy relationships, and consent.
The Women's Resource Center is dedicated to fostering respect and equality among all people. We seek to educate, advocate, celebrate, and empower. Help support awareness events such as "The Clothesline Project" and "Sexual Assault Awareness Month".
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