Preventing Sexual Violence
Purpose & Mission
The purpose of this website is to serve as hub of resources that provide awareness and education for students, the University community, and the guardians of our students. This site contains information on sexual violence, resources for victims/survivors of sexual violence, how to report incidents of sexual violence, safety tips, and University sexual violence policies and procedures. It is part of a joint effort by the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Social Equity (Title IX), Wellness Office, Millersville University Police Department, and Judicial Affairs.
Millersville University strongly condemns sexual offenses, will not tolerate sexual offenders, and supports those who have been victimized. Victims are encouraged to report to: University Police at 717-872-3433 (non-emergency); Judicial Affairs at 717-871-5841, as sexual violence is a violation of the University Code of Student Conduct; and contact the Office of Social Equity (Title IX Coordinator) at 717-872-3787.
Have You or Someone You Care About Been A Victim of Sexual Violence? If you have been a victim of sexual violence, it is not your fault. If you are a friend/family member of a victim, the most important things you can do are to listen and to believe them. Offer the victim the resources included in this publication, but allow them to choose their own course of action. Go to a safe place as soon as you can and contact someone you trust to be with you and support you. If you are concerned about your safety, dial 911. Get medical attention as soon as possible even if you do not have visible injuries. If you desire an advocate, someone from the YWCA Sexual Assault and Prevention Counseling Center can meet you at the hospital. University police can transport you to the hospital.
It is important to preserve evidence and get an exam. Do not eat, drink, smoke, comb your hair, shower, urinate, defecate, or douche as these behaviors can damage evidence. If you do change your clothes, put all clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack in a paper, not plastic bag. Lancaster General Hospital is the closest facility that provides the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (717) 544-5511. Health Services on campus does not provide the examination but can provide a check-up that includes testing for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.
Talk with a counselor to discuss your options and get emotional support. Contact the Center for Counseling and Human Development (717) 872-3122.
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Student Code of Conduct
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