Sexual Misconduct Resources

If You Are a Victim or a Survivor of Sexual Misconduct:
Any Arcadia University student, faculty or staff member who has experienced sexual harassment, misconduct, or violence is encouraged to make a prompt report of the incident. In emergencies or immediately following an incident of sexual violence, it is recommended that you notify law enforcement and/or seek medical assistance; Public Safety will provide transport upon request.

Emergency Assistance Contact Information

Emergency Telephone Number

911

Cheltenham Township Police Department

(215) 885-1600
8230 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Arcadia Public Safety

(215) 572-2999 OR
x2999 (from any campus phone) 
Non-Emergency #: (215) 572- 2800


Confidential Resources and Support

Confidential resources will not share information with the University nor will speaking with a confidential resource trigger action by the University unless there is an immediate threat to self or others, or if a minor is involved.

Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington Memorial Hospital can conduct a medical exam through a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). You are encouraged to bring a support person to accompany you during the exam. Public Safety is also available to transport you to a medical exam. A medical exam will treat any injury or trauma and address concerns about sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. If you choose to have a forensic medical exam, you should not bath, douche, brush your teeth or hair, drink, eat, change your clothing or wash your bedding to preserve evidence. If you need to change your clothing, you should place them in a paper bag.
(215)-481-2000 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Arcadia Student Health Services

Services include: STI testing, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, and sexual health information
Emergencies are seen immediately during our hours of operation. After-hour emergencies or those which cannot be handled at Student Health Services are sent to area hospitals using private transportation or ambulance as necessary.
*Hours: Monday 8:30 am–7 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday 8:30 am–7 pm, Friday 8:30 am– 4pm Closed for Lunch daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. *summer hours vary
(215) 572-2966 or x2966 from any campus phone
Heinz Hall, Ground floor

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Arcadia Counseling Services

Emergencies are seen immediately during regular counseling hours. If a psychological emergency occurs outside of regular counseling hours, please contact Public Safety (x2999) who can connect you with resources and contact the Student Affairs Administrator on call.
Appointments: Monday-Friday 8 am–5 pm, with limited appointments Thursdays until 7 pm
Walk-in hours: Monday, 1–4 pm (arrive by 3:30 pm), Tuesday and Wednesday 1-3 pm (arrive by 2:30 pm), Thursday and Fridays 10 am - 12 pm (arrive by 11:30 am)
(215) 572-2967 or x2967 from any campus phone
Heinz Hall, Ground floor

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Carebridge Employee Assistance Program

(Contact Human Resources department for web access code)
Services offered:

  • 24/7 Crisis phone counseling
  • 6 free counseling sessions yearly
  • Access to legal consultation

(800)-437-0911
Appointments: For Arcadia Staff & Employees

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: text CONNECT to 741741
Lifeline Online Chat

Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC)

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 888-521-0983

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)

* Serves all genders, not just women
WOAR provides free services to anyone who has experienced sexual violence.
WOAR can provide counseling and education, as well as hospital and court accompaniment.
Monday -Friday 9am – 5pm
WOAR does not provide legal advice or assistance.
24-hour Hotline: (215) 985-3333
(215) 985-3315
1617 John F Kennedy Blvd Suite #800, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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On Campus Reporting Options

The University encourages all individuals to make a prompt report to the University using the reporting options below. We recognize that individuals may choose to make a report of sexual harassment, misconduct, or violence to another University faculty or staff member and we encourage individuals to reach out where they feel most comfortable, but please be aware that with the exception Arcadia Student Health Services and Arcadia Counseling Services, University faculty and staff are required to share such reports with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure a prompt and equitable response and, if applicable, investigation and resolution. If an individual chooses to report off campus instead of on campus, they may report to their local police department. There is also an anonymous reporting option listed below if you do not wish to identify yourself.

Title IX Coordinator

Nora Nelle
The Title IX Coordinator will directly assist individuals who are victims of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or dating violence through providing information, resources, and options. Nora is able to provide remedies and protective measures for the individual and larger community, such as initiating investigations and ensuring impartial resolutions designed to stop the harassing conduct, address its effects, and prevent its reoccurrence. Nora is also able to direct accommodations for victims with regards to housing and academics.
(215) 517-2659
nellen@arcadia.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

|Arcadia Deputy Title IX Coordinators support the University’s Title IX efforts. They are trained in how to receive a Title IX report, knowledgeable about the University’s procedures, and can provide information about resources and support. They are available during regular business hours. As noted, Deputy Title IX Coordinators will share reports with the Title IX Coordinator.

Tim Barton,
The College of Global Studies
215-572-4070,
Larsen Hall, bartont@arcadia.edu

Judith Dalton, Institutional Diversity
215-572-4088,
Taylor Hall, daltonj@arcadia.edu

Erin Livingston, Athletics
267-620-4856,
Kuch Center, livingse@arcadia.edu

Maureen Gordon,
The College of Global Studies
215-572-2900,
Larsen Hall gordonm@arcadia.edu

Dian Taylor-Alleyne, Student Affairs
215-572-2932,
2nd Floor Commons, taylor-alleyne@arcadia.edu

Additional Reporting Options

These individuals are also trained to receive reports. As noted above, all reports to University faculty and staff will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator:
Dean of Students 
(215) 572-2933 
University Commons Suite 202

Chief Human Resources Officer
(215) 572-2173
782 Limekiln Pike

Public Safety Office
(215) 572-2800
Dilworth Hall

Arcadia Anonymous Reporting 

Intouch Hotline: 1-866-943-5787
Online: https://www.intouchwebsite.com/index.asp?Lid=1&Cid=70320
For more information on making an anonymous report,
Visit Campus Conduct Hotline

Rights of Complainants and Respondents
Persons who make a complaint and those who are responding to complaints have the following rights:

  • The option to notify law enforcement;
  • The option to have an advisor present during interviews that are part of a University-initiated investigation;
  • To be notified of counseling and support services available;
  • To be notified of options to change academic, living, or work arrangements.

Policy Against Retaliation
University policy expressly prohibits retaliation against faculty, staff, or students who in good faith make reports of violations of this policy. In addition, knowingly and intentionally making a false report of a violation of this policy is
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prohibited. Members of the Arcadia community who take adverse action against someone who reports a violation of this policy, intimidates, threatens or otherwise engages in retaliation is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment or expulsion from the University.

Review, Investigation, and Resolution
The University will support any Complainant or Respondent in understanding how to navigate the University’s complaint process. There are several options available to resolve a report of sexual misconduct. These options include informal and formal processes, and the availability of certain options will vary based upon whether the Respondent is a student or an employee. The University, after consultation with the Complainant, will conduct a Title IX assessment.
Generally, the University respects the autonomy of a Complainant who wishes to only receive resources in lieu of an investigation and formal adjudication process, but must balance a Complainant’s stated wishes against the University’s obligation to provide for campus safety; meaning that the University may step in as the Complainant and proceed with a formal adjudication process against the Respondent even when the initial Complainant does not want to proceed.

Interim Measures
Even in the absence of an investigation and formal adjudication process, the University will take interim measures to protect the parties involved and ensure that all safety, emotional, and physical well-being concerns are being addressed. Interim measures are available to both the Complainant and Respondent. Interim measures may include, as appropriate: a no-contact directive; change in class schedule; change in housing; a voluntary leave of absence; and academic or emotional support as needed. The University may also choose to impose interim suspension or leave for a Respondent, limit an individual or organization’s access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter, or take any other measures that the University deems appropriate. The University will not tolerate retaliation and will take immediate and responsive action to any report of retaliation or any violation of protective interim measures.

Title IX
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination. For information about Title IX, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Nora Nelle, at (215) 517-2659.

Protection of Minors
Every Arcadia community member has a duty to report if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect based on information shared with them by the child or any other individual or by their own observations or knowledge. An Arcadia community member suspecting abuse is required to make a report to Children and Youth Services and also to notify the Director of Public Safety at (215) 572-2999. Under Pennsylvania law, a child is any individual under the age of 18. https://www.arcadia.edu/mandatory-reporting- suspected-child-abuse-and-protection-minors-policy
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Additional Resources

Planned Parenthood 

Affordable health care services, including: STI screenings, emergency contraception, abortion referrals, and pregnancy testing.
Hours: Mon 8 am–5 pm, Tues 8 am–7 pm, Wed 8 am–5 pm Thurs 9 am–7 pm, Fri 8 am–1 pm, Sat 8 am–1 pm, Sun Closed
8210 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 745-5966

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

PCAR can help connect you with community resources as well as provide legal advice and assistance.
PCAR also has a host of online resource that you can access using the link above.
Toll-free hotline: 1-888-772-7227
(800) 692-7445
Legal assistance: (717) 901-6784

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Domestic Violence Resources

Women’s Center of Montgomery County

24-hour toll-free Hotline: 800-773-2424
Non- emergencies: (610) 279-1548
107 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401

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Services:

  • Individualized peer and group domestic violence counseling -Telephone counseling, information and referral
  • Legal advocacy
  • Court and hospital accompaniment
  • Emergency relocation funding for victims of domestic violence

Laurel House

24-hour toll-free hotline: 1-800-642-3150
Non- emergencies: (610) 277-1860

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Services:

  • Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Domestic Abuse Response Team (works with law enforcement)
  • Medical Advocacy

LGBTQIA+ Centered Resources

In addition to other on campus and local resources available to students and staff affected by sexual misconduct, below is a list of LGBTQIA+ centered resources.

Philadelphia-Based Community Centers

Mazzoni Center

Comprehensive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ community

  • education
  • counseling
  • sexual wellness/ STI testing
  • legal services

Main Phone: 215-563-0652
Health Center Phone: 215-563-0658
Legal Services Phone: 215-563-0657 Mon-Thus: 8am-9pm, Fri: 8am-5pm
1348 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

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The Attic Youth Center

Offering services for LGBTQ+ youth, including life skills center, support services, counseling, educational training, and resources.
215-545-4331
255 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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William Way Center

The William Way LGBT Community Center encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational educational and cultural programming. 
215-732-2220
1315 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
info@waygay.org
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Youth Health Empowerment Project

Offers an inclusive, trauma-informed, gender affirming approach to healthcare for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24), providing access to comprehensive primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated behavioral health, PrEP (Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV), and other relevant social services
215-344-1632
1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Hotlines (call/ text), Online Chats, and Resources for Crisis Intervention

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (free, confidential, 24/7) 
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or, Online Chat

Loveisrespect

Resources on issues surrounding dating abuse and forming healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention
Hotline and Online Chat: Speak to a trained peer advocate 24/7
Call 1-866-331-9474
(1-866-331-8453 TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing individuals)
Text* loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522 (message and data rates apply)
Online Chat

The Anti-Violence Project

Free, bilingual (English/ Spanish), 24/7 confidential hotline for LGBTQ and HIV- affected survivors of hate violence, dating violence, sexual violence, institutional violence, and all other forms of violence to speak with a trained counselor and seek support
Call 212-714-1141

GBLT (Gay, Lesbian, Transgender) National Help Center

Collection of web resources to connect to online and local services
Hotline hours: Eastern time: Monday-Friday from 4pm to midnight, Saturday from noon to 5pm Pacific time: Monday-Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time
S
aturday from 9am to 2pm
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GBLT National Hotline (toll-free):1-888-843-4564
info@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

FORGE

Serves transgender and non-conforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence
Call to be connected to resources in your area: 414-559-2123
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The Network La Red

The Network/La Red’s 24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner.
Voice: 617-742-4911
Toll-Free: 800-832-1901
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The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Supports LGBT survivors of abuse by offering resources, community education, and direct services
Call 206-568-7777 (9am-5pm) 
View Website
info@nwnetwork.org

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

Hotline for victims of sexual assault Advocates for and provides legal advice and counsel of sexual assault
victims, including individuals in the LGBTQ community
Hotline, call 1-888-772-7227 (toll-free) For general inquiries or requests for assistance, call 1-800-692-7445 or 717- 728-9740
For legal assistance: 717-901-6784
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The Trevor Project

Provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention resources to LGBTQ+ community 24/7 hotline and online chat
24/7 Hotline, Call the TrevorLifeLine: 1-866-488-7386 (text START to 678678)
Confidential Online Chat with Trevor Counselor

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project

Crisis intervention, support, legal advocacy, emergency safe home, and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse
24hr hotline: 800-832-1901
View Website

Web Resources and Advocacy Organizations

National Center for Transgender Equality

Social justice advocacy organization working to to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people
https://transequality.org/

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Empowers LGBTQ+ people to tell their stories
https://www.glaad.org/transgender

Human Rights Campaign

Civil rights organization providing resources to promote equality
https://www.hrc.org/resources

National LGBTQ Task Force

Resources and training for LGBTQ+ activists
https://www.thetaskforce.org/

The Audre Lorde Project-TransJustice

Political group with resources for trans and gender non-conforming people of color
https://alp.org/TransJustice

I Am: Trans People Speak

Website to empower transgender people and raise awareness of the diversity that exists within transgender communities
http://www.transpeoplespeak.org/

The Trans 100

Celebrating and acknowledging excellence within trans community
www.thetrans100.com/

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Resources for coming out later in life, caregiver support, abuse, and cultural competence
https://lgbtagingcenter.org/

COLAGE

Works to unite people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them
https://www.colage.org/
Email: colage@colage.org

Legal Help (to direct to resources and answer questions, not for individualized legal advice)

Transgender Law Center

Trans-led organization grounded in legal expertise to help fight for liberation
Helpline for questions regarding laws and policies that affect transgender people (NOT for personal/ individualized legal advice or representation)

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Project aimed at improving access to services that support self-determination of gender identity and express through community education and providing legal help
https://srlp.org/
https://srlp.org/legal-services/

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Legal help
Provides public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing, and public policy efforts
http://tldef.org/

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Legal help
Social justice and advocacy organization
http://www.nclrights.org/legal-help/

Lambda Legal

Pursuing high-impact litigation, public education, and advocacy on behalf of equality and civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV
https://www.lambdalegal.org/

Resources for Male Survivors

In addition to other on campus and local resources available to students and staff affected by sexual misconduct, below is a list of resources specifically targeted to support male survivors of sexual assault.

1 in 6

National chat helpline for men available 24/7 and weekly chat-based online support group facilitated by a trained advocate or counselor
https://1in6.org/

Jim Hopper, Ph.D.

Resources and articles related to trauma surrounding childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault on adult men and their loved ones
https://www.jimhopper.com/