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Sexual Misconduct

Overview

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Sexual Misconduct

Address:
13/15 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2433
Fax: 610-436-3164


Lynn Klingensmith, Title IX Coordinator
610-436-2433
LKlingensmith@wcupa.edu

 

Overview

West Chester University strongly encourages prompt reporting of sexual offenses to the police but recognizes that people who experience sexual misconduct have the right to decide whether to file a criminal report with the police, a WCU judicial report with the Office of Student Conduct, a sexual harassment complaint with the Office of Social Equity, an informal report, an anonymous report, or no report at all.

Here are a few things to know about filing a report:

  • Anyone can file a report whether they are a victim, witness, or concerned third party.
  • Victims have the option to file a criminal report with the police, a campus judicial report with the Office of Student Conduct or a Title IX report with the Office of Social Equity.
  • Filing a report does not mean that you have to be involved in a police investigation, go to court, or talk to the perpetrator.
  • A victim or witness who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of a sexual misconduct incident generally will not face disciplinary charges from the University or from the Department of Public Safety for underage drinking or drug use.
  • A victim has the right to request a victim advocate to go with them when filing a report with the police or with the University. You can contact the University victim advocate at 610-436-0732 or call the Crime Victims' Center of Chester County to request a victim advocate (610-692-7273).
  • The intentional filing of a false report will not be tolerated. It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct to make an intentionally false report of any policy violation, and it may also violate state criminal laws and civil defamation laws.