Any Arcadia University student, faculty or staff member who has experienced sexual harassment, misconduct or violence is encouraged to immediately notify law enforcement and/or seek immediate medical assistance. Public Safety will provide transport upon request.
Emergency Assistance Contact Information
Arcadia Public Safety (215) 572-2999 OR x2999 (from any campus phone) Non-Emergency #: (215) 572-2800 Emergency Police Number: 911 Cheltenham Twp. Police Department: (215) 885-1600
Health and Safety
Arcadia Student Health Services: (215) 572-2966 Abington Memorial Hospital: (215) 481-2000 http://www.abingtonhealth.org/ Any local or regional hospital
Arcadia Counseling Services: (215) 572-2967 Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. : (888) 521-0983 (24 hour hotline) (610) 277-0932 (Main telephone) http://www.victimservicescenter.org/ Women Organized Against Rape: (215) 985-3333 (24 hour hotline) http://www.woar.org/
Confidential Resources and Support
All individuals are encouraged to make a prompt report to the University and/or law enforcement. An individual may seek confidential support and resources as designated below. 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.
Arcadia Counseling Services
Arcadia Student Health Services
Planned Parenthood Castor Ave. Health Center
8210 Castor Ave Philadelphia, PA 19152
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
800-692-7445; Legal assistance: 717-901-6784 http://www.pcar.org/
The University encourages all individuals to make a prompt report to the University using the reporting options below, but we recognize that individuals may choose to make a report of sexual harassment, misconduct, or violence to any University faculty or staff member. With the exception of confidential resources, University faculty and staff are required to share the report with the Title IX Coordinator or by another reporting option to ensure a prompt and equitable review, investigation, and resolution.
Public Safety Office
Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cheltenham Twp. Police
Abington Memorial Hospital
Victim Service Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
Maureen Gordon (The College of Global Studies) (215) 572-2822
Kate Hellings (Human Resources) (215) 572 2813
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 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. The University may then seek to resolve the complaint informally, if appropriate (in limited cases only), or by an investigation and formal adjudication process.
Regardless of whether a Complainant chooses to pursue a disciplinary action, 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, including the ability to drop a course without penalty; 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 measure 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 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 he/she/zhi has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect based on information shared with him/her/hir by the child or any other individual or his/her/hir own observations or knowledge. An Arcadia community member suspecting abuse is required to bring all suspicions to the immediate attention of the Director of Public Safety at (215) 572-2999. Under Pennsylvania law, a child is any individual under the age of 18.
Arcadia University Sexual Misconduct Resources: LGBTQ Friendly Resources
In addition to on campus and local resources available to all students involved in sexual misconduct, below is a list of LGBTQ friendly resources available to students.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
National Sexual Assault Hotline (free, confidential, 24/7) Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online athttps://www.rainn.org/
Speak to a trained peer advocate Call 1-866-331-9474 Text* loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522 Chat online at http://www.loveisrespect.org/
The AntiViolence Project
Free, confidential hotline for the LGBTQ and HIV affected communities to speak with a trained counselor and seek support Call 212-714-1141
GBLT National Help Center
All services are free and confidential; peer counseling services and local resources GBLT National Hotline (youth and adults): 1-888-843-4564; Eastern Time Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight and Saturday from noon to 5pm GBLT National Youth Talkline (up to age 25): 1-800-246-7743 Eastern Time Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight and Saturday from noon to 5pm Resource database: http://www.glbtnearme.org/
Serves transgender and nonconforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence Call to be connected to resources in your area: 414-559-2123
The Network La Red
Provides emotional support, information, and safety planning 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. Call 617-742-4911 to speak to an advocate (free and confidential, NOT toll free)
For more information, visit http://tnlr.org/en/get-support/
Coalition Against Rape
Advocates for and provides legal advice and counsel of sexual assault victims, including individuals in the LGBTQ community Call 1-888-772-7227 For legal assistance: 717-901-6784
The Trevor Project
for transgender people in crisis suicide prevention
Call: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or text TrevorText (text “Trevor” to 1- 202-304-1200
National Center for Transgender Equality
social justice advocacy organization
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
empowers LGBT people to tell their stories
Human Rights Campaign
civil rights organization
Task Force Transgender Civil Rights Project
expansion of transgender rights in legislative and policy areas
The Audre Lorde Project Transjustice
trans and gender-nonconforming people of color
I Am: Trans People Speak
website to empower transgender people
The Trans 100
overview of work being done by and for transgender people
We Happy Trans
sharing positive stories from trans people
Transgender Law Center
legal help dedicated to changing law, policy, and attitudes toward transgender people
National Center for Lesbian Rights- Transgender Law
legal help social justice and advocacy organization
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
LGBTQ health & well-being, Health care, counseling and recovery, legal services, HIV prevention and care https://www.mazzonicenter.org/
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
Crisis intervention, support, resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse http://gmdvp.org/gmdvp/ 24hr hotline: 800-832-1901
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Resources for coming out later in life, caregiver support, abuse, and cultural competence