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Sexual & Relationship Violence Prevention

Penn Violence Prevention Resource Guide: Cover
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 of Penn's Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Resource Guide.

For more information about support resources, reporting options, and educational programs visit Penn Violence Prevention.

For 24/7 assistance, dial 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357).

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy

Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

Student Disciplinary Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

Policy on Consensual Sexual Relations Between Faculty and Students

Sexual Harassment Policy

Policy against Retaliation

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Division of Public Safety/Special Services (DPS) | 215-898-6600
24/7 victim support, accompaniment to medical and legal proceedings, safety accomodations.

HELP Line | 215-898-HELP (215-898-4357)
24/7 assistance from the Division of Public Safety for time-sensitive help navigating Penn's violence prevention resources.

SUPPORT AND REFERRAL RESOURCES

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) | 215-898-7021
Free and confidential individual and group therapy and advocacy, including for sexual trauma.

Penn Women's Center (PWC) | 215-898-8611
Confidential advocacy, support, and options counseling for sexual violence victims, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Student Health Service (SHS) | 215-746-3535
Affordable medical evaluation and treatment from male and female providers.

Student Intervention Services (SIS) | 215-898-6081
Case management of incidents involving student welfare and safety.
Support and academic and housing accommodations for both parties in cases of alleged sexual violence.

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education | 215-898-6081
Works to prevent sexual violence and educate students about dating/domestic violence, stalking, consent, and bystander intervention.

Office of the Chaplain |  215-898-8456
Provides pastoral support, guidance, or informal advising and counseling to victims and accused students.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) |  215-898-4661
Information and referrals on personal or professional matters including adjusting to U.S. cultural norms and laws.

INVESTIGATIVE RESOURCES

Sexual Violence Investigative Officer |  215-898-2887
Manages and investigates complaints by students against students alleging violations of the Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy.

Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs | 215-898-6993
Assistance and resolution (informal or formal action) in reported cases where students allege sexual harassment or discrimination by faculty or staff.

Students are encouraged to inquire about condentiality when seeking assistance and support from the varying offices. Under the Clery Act, federal law mandates the disclosure of certain statistics regarding sexual violence that occurs within the geographic boundaries of an institution of higher education. Clery Act reports do not include the names of anyone involved or any other information that identifies an individual.