Slippery Rock University considers sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and stalking to be actions of power and control. Anyone can be a victim regardless of age, sex, race or sexual orientation.
Sexual violence as defined by Title IX of the Higher Education Ammendments is comprised of physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to a victim's use of drugs or alcohol. An indvidual may also be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. For more information on sexual violence click here.
Dating Violence as defined by the Violence Against Women Act 2013 is violence perprated by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the person experiencing the violence. For more information on dating violence click here.
Stalking as defined by the Violence Against Women Act 2013 is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, or his, or other's safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress. For more information on stalking click here.
If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above, response procedures can be found on this website.
The SRU Women's Center partners with the Butler County crime victim service agency, Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe) to connect students who have experienced violence with an advocate. The VOICe advocate will:
- Establish and maintain a relationship with a survivor to meet needs and goals she/he identifies.
- With the help of the victim, assess the situation to develop a course of action.
- Provide referrals as appropriate
- Advocate for the victim based on the victim’s desired course of action
- Change or modify the course of action depending upon the actual impact that the process is having on the survivor.
Advocacy services are free and confidential. You can make an appointment with the advocate by calling the Women’s Center, 724.738.2992. VOICe also has a 24/7 Hotline for people who need assistance at times other than regular operating hours. You can reach the hotline by calling 1.800.400.8551
On campus places for help
- Women’s Center, 724-738-2992, 8-4:30 M-F
- Counseling Center, 724-738-2034, 8-4:30 M-F
- Health Services, 724-738-2052, 24/7
- Student Conduct, 724-738-4985, 8-4:30 M-F
- University Police, 724-738-3333, 24/7
- Title IX Coordinator: Holly McCoy 724-738-2650
Off campus places for help