Office Of Social Equity

West Chester University

13/15 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2433
Fax: 610-436-3164

Resources and Support

There are many resources on and off campus that are available to West Chester University community members. Some offices are specifically geared to work with students or faculty and staff but can act as resources to provide you with connections in how to find the best support on and off campus.

  • 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.

    • Public Safety

      (610-436-3311, 690 South Church Street)
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    • Office of the Assistant Dean of Students

      (610-436-2509, Wayne Hall, 2nd Floor)
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    • The Counseling Center

      (610-436-2302, Lawrence Center, Room 241 A) All counseling is confidential. This means that the counselor cannot speak with others about the student’s situation without the student’s written permission.
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    • Student Health Center

      (610-436-2509, Wayne Hall, 2nd floor) The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. 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).
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    • Women’s Center

      (610-436-2122, Lawrence 220) The Women’s Center is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed during all breaks, including summer. The Women’s Center does not offer counseling services or medical services; instead we provide information about a variety of resources that are available both on and off campus.
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    • Office for Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance

      (610-436-3511, Sykes Student Union, Room 238)
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    • Office of Social Equity

      (610-436-2433, 13/15 University Avenue)
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    • On-Campus Legal Advice

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

      (610-436-3147, Sykes 238)
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    • Office of Multicultural Affairs

      (610-436-3273, Sykes 003)
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    • Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD)

      (610-436-2564, Lawrence Center, Room 223)
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    • Department of Athletics

      Kellianne Milliner (610-436-3573, Sturzebecker HSC 220)
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    • Greek Life

      (610-436-2117, Sykes Student Union, Room 238)
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    • Office of Residence Life

      (610-436-3307, Lawrence Center, Room 202)
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  • Off-Campus Resources for Survivors of Sexual Misconduct

  • In addition to the numerous services on campus, there are many additional services and organizations available for those who have been victimized by sexual misconduct.

    • Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (CVC)

      is located at 135-137 W. Market Street, West Chester. The CVC provides free and confidential support to members of the West Chester community who have been victimized. Their services include court and hospital accompaniment and they can assign an advocate to help victims, significant others, and family members through the entire process. They have a 24 hour hotline for sexual assault (610-692-7273). Their business hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

    • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVC)

      provides support for individuals and families who have been abused, physically or sexually, by someone whom they share a residency with, and/or with whom they have had an intimate relationship. DVC can assist with emergency shelter and long term housing needs for victims. They also provide a wide range of legal services, including help with obtaining a “PFA” (or Protection From Abuse order) and court accompaniment. They can be contacted on their 24 hour hotline at 610-431-1430.

    • National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center

      provides information and resources for victims of stalking. The helpline number is 1-800-FYI-CALL. Their hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 - 8:30.

    • Male Survivor

      is an organization dedicated to providing support for male victims of sexual assault.

    • The Network La Red

      is an organization committed to supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with information on and resources about battered relationships. They can be reached on their hotline (617-742-4911).

    • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

      (RAINN) is a nationwide organization that provides free and confidential support for victims of sexual assault. They offer immediate crisis help and information about recovery. They can be reached on their hotline (1-800-656-HOPE), or by visiting their website.

  • Off-Campus Resources for Students Accused of or Responsible for Sexual Misconduct

  • In addition to the numerous services on campus, there are many additional services and organizations available for those who are accused of or found responsible for sexual misconduct.

    • College Judicial Consultants

      provides unwavering, judgment-free support throughout the judicial process and beyond. The professionals at College Judicial Consultants are former chief judicial officers and other student services professionals who are experts in the college judicial process. They are committed to providing top-quality service and minimizing the cost to the client through nationwide, online services and other savings options.

    • Legal Aid of Southeastern PA

      offers legal aid and is located at 222 North Walnut Street, 2nd floor, West Chester. Call 610-436-4510.

    • Human Services, Inc.

      is located in Downingtown, PA at 520 E. Lancaster Avenue. Human Services provides an outpatient treatment program for people who have committed sexual offenses. Dr. Kevin Kirby, the director of the program, can be contacted directly at 610-873-1005 x162.

    • The Joseph J. Peters Institute

      is located in Philadelphia at 100 S. Broad Street. The Institute provides therapy for male and female sex offenders. The program readily accepts individuals with strong self-motivation for treatment. Contact the Joseph J. Peters Institute by phone at 215-701-1560.

    • Menergy

      is a counseling program located in Philadelphia for people who have been abusive to their intimate partners. The Menergy counseling and re-education program is an 8-month program that consists of individual and group therapy. Sliding Scale fees are available. Contact Menergy at 215-242-2235 (English) or 267-625-6135 (Spanish).