If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or Dickinson Public Safety at 717-245-1111.

Individuals who have experienced, witnessed or have become aware of an incident of alleged sexual or gender-based misconduct have many options, including speaking with a confidential resource person, filing a formal report with the college and filing a criminal complaint with police. Deciding among these options may be difficult, and individuals are encouraged to seek information from a confidential resource person before deciding whether and how to proceed.

The college is committed to providing you with resources and services that may support you, including academic support, employment, housing accommodations, medical care, emotional support and advocacy services.


Title IX Flowchart

Title IX Flowchart

Click here to download a reference flowchart detailing the Investigation/Hearing Resolution path taken by our Title IX office.



Title IX Support Services

If you experience sexual harassment or discrimination based on sex, gender, pregnancy or parenting status, the Title IX Coordinator can assist you with support services.

Filing a Formal Complaint is not required to receive help and support services. The Title IX Coordinator works with both Parties equitably to ensure they have the individualized help and support they may need.

Support Services are not disciplinary or punitive.

Support Services are offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the Parties to restore or preserve equal access to Dickinson’s educational programs or activities without unreasonably burdening the other Party. The TIXC maintains privacy of the supportive services, provided that privacy does not impair Dickinson’s ability to provide the services.

How to Learn what Support Services May be Available to You?

  1. Contact the Title IX Office by calling (717) 254-8316, emailing the Office at titleix@dickinson.edu, or submitting a Report via the Title IX website.
  2. The Title IX Office will offer to schedule a meeting with you.
  3. Meet with a Title IX Coordinator (TIXC).
  4. The TIXC will evaluate if your experience falls under TIX or may fall under another College policy and refer your case, if appropriate.
  5. You can participate in the Support Services that are offered to you by the TIXC and make sense to you.
  6. Contact the Title IX Office if any support services may need adjusting.

TIX Support Services can include:

  • Referrals for Medical/Health Care
  • Free confidential counseling/psychological support
  • Reasonable academic support
  • Employment modifications, such as change to work schedule or job assignment
  • Housing modifications, such as the provision of a temporary ‘safe space’ on campus
  • Mutual No Communication/No Contact Directive
  • Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities
  • Referrals to local community agencies for services

Medical Care

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or experienced sexual violence, medical care may treat or prevent illness or injury. It is also an important way to preserve evidence, if you decide to press charges or to obtain assistance in applying for a protection order.


UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle

UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
361 Alexander Spring Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-249-1212

UPMC's SAFE Program in Central Pa. addresses one of the most serious and underreported crimes, giving survivors of sexual assault one on one care that you deserve. A specially trained forensic registered nurse, called a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), will provide you with a compassionate, comprehensive medical legal examination. She will collect forensic evidence that will assist law enforcement and district attorneys to investigate and prosecute the person(s) who assaulted you. She will also test and treat for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.  A representative from the YWCA will be notified, so you will immediately have the option of using the services of an advocate.  For more information and additional UPMC locations, please visit: https://www.upmc.com/services/south-central-pa/women/services/safe-program.

Please note that the collection of evidence for use in a criminal prosecution related to unwanted sexual activity can only be performed by trained personnel at a hospital emergency room. Physical exams by other health care providers are likely to impede future legal remedies.


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Emotional Support

Dickinson College provides a variety of resources to support those who have been affected by sexual or gender-based misconduct. Assistance may include counseling and emotional support, as well as assistance in accommodations to academic, housing or working situations.

Confidential resources will typically not share information with the college, nor will speaking with a confidential resource person trigger action by the college under most circumstances.

Confidential resources are medical providers, mental health providers, ordained clergy and rape crisis counselors who are functioning within the scope of that certification or license.


For Students and Employees

24/7 Dickinson College Sexual Violence Hotline 
717-609-4244

YWCA Carlisle’s Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County
1-888-831-8850

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties (DVS)
717-258-4806
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-852-2102

For Students

On-Campus Wellness Center
(Health Services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services)
717-245-1663

For Employees

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
717-243-1896


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Confidential Support and Resources

Individuals who have experienced an incident of alleged sexual or gender-based misconduct have many options, including speaking with a confidential resource person, filing a formal report with the college and filing a criminal complaint with police.

Deciding among these options may be difficult, and individuals are encouraged to seek information from a confidential resource person before deciding whether and how to proceed.

Confidential resources will typically not share information with the college, nor will speaking with a confidential resource person trigger action by the college under most circumstances.  Confidential resources are medical providers, mental health providers, ordained clergy and rape crisis counselors who are functioning within the scope of that certification or license.  


For Students

On-Campus Wellness Center
(Health Services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services)
717-245-1663

For Employees

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
717-243-1896


For Students and Employees

24/7 Dickinson Advocacy Hotline (an advocate from the YWCA can meet you on campus)
717-609-4244

YWCA Carlisle’s Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County
1-888-831-8850

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties (DVS)
717-258-4806
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-852-2102


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Title IX Coordinator

Kat Matic
41 Conway St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-254-8316
matick@dickinson.edu 
titleix@dickinson.edu


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