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Sexual Misconduct

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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

On-Campus Resources

For Survivors of Sexual Misconduct and Students Accused or Responsible for Sexual Misconduct

If you have any questions about sexual misconduct or need help following an act of sexual misconduct, the following University offices and staff members can offer information and support. Choose any office or person with whom you feel most comfortable. Please Note: The Counseling Center, the Women's Center, and Student Health Services (including the Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate) are all confidential resources.

Public Safety

610-436-3311
690 South Church Street
Public Safety Website


Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are responsible for investigating crimes on-campus and are available to take reports related to sexual misconduct at any time of day. Public Safety can:

  • Take statements from victims
  • Provide rides to hospitals for victims who want to be examined after an assault
  • Help connect victims with the local law enforcement that has jurisdiction for their particular case

Office of the Assistant Dean of Students

610-436-2509
Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor


Office of the Assistant Dean of Students offers assistance to students, including victims and the accused, in matters regarding sexual misconduct. The Assistant Dean of Students can:

  • contact emergency personnel in life threatening situations
  • advise the victim and/or the accused of their rights and options
  • help make a formal report to law enforcement
  • provide referrals and resource information
  • contact the victim or the accused
  • facilitate discussions with parents or others
  • assist University personnel and students with questions about sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

The Counseling Center

610-436-2301
Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor
The Counseling Center Website


All counseling is confidential. This means that the counselor cannot speak with others about the student's situation without the student's written permission.

The Counseling Center offers:

  • Staff that are both male and female psychologists and trainees
  • Counseling to students who have been sexually assaulted or victimized, whether recently or in the past
  • Counseling to those who have been accused or found guilty of sexual misconduct
  • No fees for currently enrolled students to receive counseling

Once the student has met with a counselor, together they decide a plan for treatment. Subsequent counseling sessions typically focus on providing emotional support, developing safety and coping skills, and understanding the impact of the sex offense in the student's life now. Since there is no "one way" to heal, the Counseling Center seeks to support the student through their individual healing process.

To schedule an appointment, students should call or visit in person. While classes are in session, the Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

If a situation occurs after normal business hours, the on-call psychologist may be accessed by contacting Public Safety (610-436-3311); or, Crime Victims' Center of Chester County in West Chester staffs a 24-hour phone line (610-692-7273) that can provide immediate response and support.

Student Health Center

610-436-2509
Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor
Student Health Center Website


The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm (nursing care only). Scheduling an appointment is recommended but not required. For urgent medical care when the Health Center is not open, please dial 911, go directly to the nearest emergency room, or call the Department of Public Safety (610-436-3311).

The Student Health Center offers:

  • Medical care and assistance for the victim of a sexual assault
  • Gynecological exams, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, HIV tests and sexually transmitted infection tests
  • Opportunity to be seen by appointment, as well as walk-in appointments

Nurse practitioners and physicians receive training to provide appropriate medical treatment and care, as well as discuss available services such as counseling and reporting. If a victim visits the Student Health Center for call, all standard post-assault medical care will be free of charge.

Post-assault forensic evidence collection (commonly referred to as a "rape kit") is not available at the Student Health Center. However, nurse practitioners and physicians can help locate a medical provider who offers this service.

Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate

610-436-0732
Commonwealth Hall, Room 12


The Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate provides information on campus reporting, referrals, and provides supports to students who have been victimized by sexual misconduct. The Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate also participates in campus sexual misconduct prevention education and sits on the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee. The Campus Sexual Misconduct Advocate is a confidential resource.

Women's Center

610-436-2122
Lawrence Center, Room 220
Women's Center Website


The Women's Center offers:

  • Support, assistance, and information those who are impacted by sexual misconduct
  • Diverse staff group who are trained to handle matters of sexual misconduct with sensitivity
  • The opportunity to speak with the director of the center or to any female or male student staff member
  • Although focusing on women and their needs, the Women's Center is available to students of all genders free of charge. Victims may come in at any time after a sexual assault or rape, whether it has been two days since the student was assaulted or two years. Friends or romantic partners of those who have been victimized are also welcome to visit the Women's Center for support.

Office for Office of Student Conduct

610-436-3511
Sykes Student Union, Room 238
Office of Student Conduct Website


Office of Student Conduct is responsible for enforcing violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Director of Office of Student Conduct offers assistance and guidance to students, staff, and faculty, including victims and the accused, in matters regarding sexual misconduct. The Director of Office of Student Conduct can:

  • Help victims file a police report or WCU judicial report
  • Advise the victim and/or the accused of their rights and options
  • Provide referrals and resource information
  • Contact the victim or the accused
  • Facilitate changes in academic schedules or housing and/or impose No Contact Directives to ensure the safety of all involved parties
  • Assist University personnel and students with questions about sexual misconduct policies and procedures

Office of Social Equity

610-436-2433
13/15 University Avenue
Social Equity Website


Office of Social Equity offers assistance to students, faculty, or staff in matters regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct. In particular, the Office of Social Equity assists with complaints against University employees. The Office of Social Equity can:

  • Discuss situations that may give rise to a complaint of sexual harassment or assault and provide options for addressing the situation
  • Provide an advocate to students who go through the complaint process against a University employee
  • Investigate complaints of sexual harassment against University employees
  • Provide informal resolution, which may include mediation between the parties

In addition, the Director of Social Equity (Lynn Klingensmith) serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University, and therefore monitors and oversees complaints of discrimination and harassment in compliance with federal regulations.

On-Campus Legal Advice

On-Campus Legal Advice is available by appointment during the Fall and Spring semesters. A student may make an appointment by logging onto their myWCU account and clicking the link at the top right side of the screen that says "Legal Advice." During summer sessions, students in need of legal advice should contact Christina Brenner, Interim Director of the Office of Student Conduct (610-436-3511, Sykes Student Union, Room 238).

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services

610-436-3147
Sykes Student Union, Room 238
LGBTQA Services Website


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally Services offers support services for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and their allies.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

610-436-3273
Sykes Student Union, Room 003
Multicultural Affairs Website


Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a supportive environment for multicultural students at West Chester University. The OMA coordinates services, programs, and referrals that enhance the academic and personal development of multicultural students. In matters of sexual misconduct, the OMA provides support, information, and referral assistance to students in need or crisis.

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD)

610-436-2564
Lawrence Center, Room 223
OSSD Website


Students may choose to contact the Director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to help file a report and/or locate appropriate resources such as medical care and counseling.

Department of Athletics

610-436-3573
Sturzebecker Health Science Center, Room 220
Athletics Advisory Board Website


Kellianne Milliner, Associate Director of Athletics, has been selected by the Department of Athletics as the contact person to assist in situations that involve sexual misconduct. Students may choose to contact her for help with filing a report and/or locating appropriate resources such as medical care and counseling.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

610-436-2117
Sykes Student Union, Room 238
Fraternity and Sorority Life Website


Students may choose to contact the Director of Fraternity and Sorority life to help file a report and/or locate appropriate resources.

Office of Residence Life

610-436-3307
Lawrence Center, Room 202
Residence Life Website


The Department of Residence Life and Housing Services has live-in staff available to students who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct. The live-in staff includes Resident Directors (RD), Graduate Hall Directors (GHD), Graduate Assistants (GA), and Resident Assistants (RA) who are trained to empower the victim to enable them to make their own choices about reporting and health care. Staff members can assist with room changes and other housing needs.