Student Health Services (SHS)
The Student Health Center is located in Rhoads Hall; they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the academic year. During semester breaks and the summer, Student Health Services is open 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Emergencies that occur when the Health Center is closed should be directed to Grove City Medical Center or Butler Memorial Hospital. University Police will assist when needed. University Police can be reached at 724.738.3333.
In addition to providing nursing and medical care to students, including mental health concerns, sexual assault, and emergency contraception, SHS can also place you in contact with various community services such as CCR (Center for Community Resources - Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services: counseling, assessment, and screening), and VOICe (Victim Outreach Intervention Center - Service for violent crimes and abuse).
SHS is a confidential service which means we will protect your confidentiality when you discuss your health concerns with us or if you disclose to us that you have been the victim of sexual assault. Title IX (a Federal Law) requires Student Health Services to report occurrences of sexual assault to the appropriate university officials; however we will NOT disclose your name without your permission.
Student Counseling Services
The Counseling Center is located in 118 Rhoads Hall. The SCC provides mental health counseling, support services, and referral information to students The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed psychologists and doctorally trained counselors with years of experience. In addition, a Psychiatrist is available for consultation. Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Student Counseling Center for services. All services are free and student information will not be communicated to a third party without a signed release of information (some rare exceptions exist as required by law). Title IX (a Federal Law) does not require licensed mental health providers to report occurrences of sexual assault to the appropriate university officials.
The Women's Center
The Women's Center is located in 249 Robert M. Smith Student Center. Women and men who experience sexual violence can speak with Women's Center staff about available services and options for reporting the incident. Assistance and support will be provided to the student without revealing the student's identity. Staff will report the nature, date, time and general location of the incident to the Title IX Coordinator only after consulting with the student to ensure that no personally identifying details are shared.
Student Intervention Services
Student Intervention Services is located in 008 Old Main. The goal of our office is to enhance student's education by addressing concerns (medical, psychological, social, financial or academic) on an individual basis. If you are struggling with a problem we can help you find the right resources, lend advice, guide you through paperwork and formulate a plan of action.
In cases of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking or harassment our office can assist students who are concerned for their safety in the classroom or in on campus housing by working with academic departments and residence life to arrange changes in course setup, schedule or living arrangements. If there is someone who is threatening or harassing you, one service we can offer is the filing of a campus "No Contact" or "No Trespass" order. In addition to calling our office or visiting 008 Old Main you can send information to us online via the Student Intervention Services Referral form.
The Office of Student Conduct
The office's mission is to address violations of the Student Code of Conduct. If you are aware of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or you are a victim of a crime including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, you may submit a conduct referral. Please complete a Conduct Referral. If you have additional questions, please call the office at the above mentioned number.
Slippery Rock University Police
The University Police Department is located at 145 Kiester Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you in anyway necessary. University police officers will make all efforts to investigate campus crime within the scope of the law and will provide support and referral options. Persons who have experienced violence may want to consider preserving all physical evidence, regardless of whether or not they will press charges, choosing not to press charges immediately does not prohibit one from doing so in the future, and physical evidence will be important to the case. University Police will honor all protection and no contact orders as directed by law and the Office of Student Conduct. A copy of the order is to be provided to University Police to be kept on file. The University Police are also able to connect you with the Slippery Rock Borough Police at 724.794.6388 and Pennsylvania State Police at 724.284.8100 if the need should arise. In off campus cases requiring urgent measures individuals may contact the local emergency operation center at 911.
Title IX Coordinator
Mrs. Holly McCoy
Mrs. Holly McCoy, located in 305 Old Main, meets with students with questions, concerns, or complaints related to Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also protects all students from unlawful sexual harassment, including sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking in school programs and activities. Sexual violence means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent.
If at any time students or other members of the SRU community have any questions, require assistance obtaining services, or believe that their needs are not being appropriately served by the university, please do not hesitate to contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Mrs. Holly McCoy
Concerns about a staff, faculty, or vendor alleged violation (including alleged violations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) may be referred to Holly McCoy.
State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) - The State System of Higher Education participates in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's employee assistance program. State System employees and their family members are eligible to receive up to three free confidential counseling sessions to evaluate concerns and determine the best referral. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by calling 1.800.692.7459. SRU's designated SEAP coordinator is Marcia Kotek (724.738.2204), who also can answer questions about the program. The services provided by SEAP are strictly confidential-the University will not be notified unless the employee gives written consent.