The Advocates

The Advocates are trained members of the Bucknell community whose primary responsibility is to provide confidential support and information for students about 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, Advocates facilitate referrals, accompany survivors to medical treatment, answer questions about legal options and ensure appropriate follow-up and support. They also connect survivors with resources that can 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 the local police.

The Advocates

Rob Guissanie

Senior Technology Support Specialist

103 Computer Center


Ben Hoover

Evening Library Services Specialist

107B Bertrand Library


Karen Landis

Associate Director, Athletics for Recreation Services

Gerhard Fieldhouse T4


Bill McCoy

Director, Office of LGBTQ Resources


Mary Ann Stanton '89

Associate Director, Development

Post Office Building


Other Questions?

If you have questions about the program or related issues, please contact Advocate Program Coordinator Kelsey Hicks, director of the Women's Resource Center, at 570-577-1375 or

If You Need Help Now

Confidential Resources

The Advocates (available 24/7) — 570-850-6115

Counseling and Student Development Center (available 24/7) — 570-577-1604

Bucknell Student Health — 570-577-1401

Bucknell Chaplains — 570-577-1592

Evangelical Community Hospital (available 24/7) — 570-522-2000

Transitions Crisis Center (available 24/7) — 800-850-7948

Additional Resources

Title IX Coordinator — 570-577-1554

Public Safety (available 24/7) — 570-577-1111

Local Police (available 24/7) — 911

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator — 570-577-1542