Resources for Victim-Survivors and Friends

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or another form of interpersonal violence, there are many options and resources available on campus and in the local community. These options should be evaluated and chosen on a case-by-case basis determined by the needs and desires of the victim-survivor. Every person responds to and heals from sexual assault and trauma differently.

How to help a friend

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Actions You Can Take

Seek Support Available Locally and through the University

Contact the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator

*Confidential Resource*

Contact the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator for confidential support, resource referrals, and information regarding your medical, academic, and legal options.

Kristin Gibson, Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator
306 H Elaine Langone Center

Contact Transitions of PA

*Confidential Resource*

Transitions, our local sexual and domestic violence victim-survivor crisis service provider, is available 24/7 to provide connection to a number of services including legal, medical and counseling. Transitions can be reached at 1-800-850-7948.

Visit or call the Counseling & Student Development Center

*Confidential Resource*

Call the Counseling & Student Development Center at 570-577-1604. Someone is available 24/7 to answer questions and schedule an appointment.

  • This service is available to all students on and off campus.
  • Walk-in hours are 3–4 p.m. on weekdays in the Graham Building.
  • All Counseling & Student Development Center services are free.

More information about the Counseling & Student Development Center

Contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator

Contact the Title IX Coordinator to make a request for a supportive measure. A student can request a measure even if he or she chooses not to move forward with an investigation.

Measures include:

  • No-contact orders
  • Access to counseling services
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Academic flexibility
  • Residence hall reassignment

Samantha Hart, director of institutional equity & Title IX coordinator
232 Marts Hall

More information about Title IX

Report the Incident

Call 911, Public Safety or the Title IX coordinator to file a report.

Public Safety

Samantha Hart, director of institutional equity & Title IX coordinator
232 Marts Hall

Seek Medical Treatment, Request a Forensic Exam

Go to Bucknell Student Health or Evangelical Community Hospital to receive medical treatment.

Evangelical Community Hospital 
One Hospital Drive 
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Evangelical Community Hospital has a trained sexual assault nurse examiner on call 24/7 to provide sensitive care and forensic exams to victims to collect and preserve evidence.

  • You can contact Transitions at 1-800-850-7948 to help facilitate access to the hospital and ensure the nurse examiner is aware of your imminent arrival. Transitions can also help you navigate this process.
  • The hospital recommends that you take measures to preserve evidence 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.

Request No-contact Orders or Supportive Measures

Contact the Title IX coordinator to request no-contact orders or supportive measures including academic flexibility, housing changes and employment modifications. Supportive measures can be implemented even if you decided not to proceed with an investigation.