If You Have Experienced Sexual Assault

If you are the victim of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence and/or stalking, resources are in place to provide immediate support and assistance, as well as to ensure your health and safety, whether or not you choose to pursue a complaint or report. If you do choose to file a report  or complaint, there are several 选项 available.

Remember: Sexual assault is never the victim's fault. Reach out- get help.

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GET TO A SAFE PLACE

Your immediate safety is the top priority. As quickly as possible, find a safe place away from the attacker or any potential danger.

CONTACT CAMPUS POLICE

呼叫 校园警察 (814) 827-4488 立即 如果你 feel you are in danger or to report stalking, domestic violence, sexual violence or sexual assault. Even 如果你 choose not to formally report an incident or pursue a complaint, 校园警察 can help, including transporting you to emergency medical care and evaluation.

GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL ATTENTION

Receiving expert medical attention as soon as possible will protect your health and can preserve important medical evidence. Preservation of medical evidence (ideally within 72 hours of the assault) keeps your 选项 open, since it may be needed 如果你 choose (even at a later date)  to pursue a criminal investigation or you need emergency attention. If oral contact took place, do not brush teeth, smoke or eat. Campus police are available to transport you to the following facility:

江南体育app Area Hospital
406 West Oak Street
江南体育app, PA 16354
(814) 827-1851

注意: Only hospital emergency rooms can collect physical evidence from sexual assault. While all hospitals are required by law to report to the police any injury that is the result of a crime, this does not obligate you to file formal charges.

SEEK CONFIDENTIAL CRISIS COUNSELING

Crisis counseling can provide you with immediate emotional support and help connect you to key resources and information.

A 24-hour crisis-response lines available to assist victims of sexual assault/violence:

家庭服务 & Children’s Aid Society of Venango County
119 E. 机械圣.A室
江南体育app, PA 16354
814-827-4004
www.fsac.org

女性的服务
24-Hour Hotline:  888-881-0189
江南体育app Office:  814-775-0445

CONSIDER YOUR REPORTING OPTIONS

有几个 选项 为正式 reporting an incident of sexual assault/violence. Survivors of assault can choose one, all or none 在这些选项中. University officials will maintain as much confidentiality as possible by law in order to keep you and the campus community safe*. Anonymous reporting of sexual assault is also possible when contacting any of the offices below, Keep in mind that anonymous reporting greatly limits the University's ability to respond to and investigate an incident.

  • File a criminal complaint with 校园警察 at (814) 827-4488
  • Report a complaint to the Pitt Concern Connection or contact the Pitt-江南体育app Hub 第九条 liaison Sofia Brien 814-362-0251.

*Different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain confidentiality. For an overview of reporting 选项, see the "Confidentiality and Reporting Options: Quick Guide".