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.


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 Pinnacle has specially trained forensic registered nurses, called SANEs, who will provide you with a compassionate, comprehensive medical examination. When you arrive, a SANE will be summoned to provide your medical care. A representative from the YWCA will be notified, so you will immediately have the option of using the services of an advocate.

Geisinger Holy Spirit

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital Center
503 N. 21st St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-763-2757

You can also seek care at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital Center (please note they do not have a SANE nurse).


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.


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 Advocacy Hotline (an advocate from the YWCA can meet you on campus)
717-831-8850

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)
717-831-8850

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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Mandatory Reporters

Am I a mandatory reporter?

All college employees (with the exception of confidential resources), including designated student employees or volunteers, are mandated reporters and are required to share information about possible prohibited sexual or gender-based misconduct with the Title IX coordinator.

Possible prohibited misconduct includes gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or retaliation.  

In compliance with Title IX, when a mandatory reporter receives information on a violation, the college is deemed to be aware of the alleged misconduct and is obligated to stop the behavior, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects. By reporting the information, mandatory reporters help ensure that the college fulfills its legal obligation and that a complainant receives needed or wanted information.  

Mandated reporters are not required to report information disclosed at public awareness events (e.g., “Take Back the Night,” candlelight vigils, protests or other public forums or during an individual’s participation as a subject in an approved human subjects research protocol of the Institutional Review Board.

All mandated reporters are required to report incidents of possible prohibited conduct to the Title IX coordinator, using one of the methods below:

Report Online

 

 

Title IX Coordinator

Katharina Matic
Old West
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-254-8316
matick@dickinson.edu 
titleix@dickinson.edu


Report Child Abuse

Dickinson strives to safeguard the well-being of minors visiting campus and/or participating in college-sponsored programs or activities. Any employee who has reasonable cause to suspect that a minor who is on college property or participating in college-sponsored activity at another location has been the victim of child abuse or sexual abuse of a minor must immediately report the suspected abuse to Childline and Dickinson’s Public Safety

  1. Report to Childline immediately: 1-800-932-0313 (TDD: 866-872-1677)
  2. Submit an online report to the PA Department of Human Services: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home AND
  3. Report to Dickinson's Public Safety: 717-245-1111
     


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Faculty Resource

Sample Syllabus Language

You may find it useful to provide language in syllabi to reflect your role as a mandated reporter (see below). This may assist students in making an informed decision about sharing their personal experiences with you and other staff.

You may also decide it is beneficial to review your role as a mandated reporter during the first day of class, to be transparent with students. If a student later discloses an incident of sexual or gender-based misconduct to you, you may review your role with the student again and continue to develop a trusting and supportive relationship, while upholding college policy and best practices. You may also inform the student that typically the Title IX office will send an email with an invitation to further discuss the matter, review process options and explore accommodations and support services.    


“As a faculty member at Dickinson College, I am committed to facilitating a safe and inclusive learning environment for students. I also have mandatory reporting responsibilities. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your experiences during class discussions, in your written work or in meetings with me. I will keep the information you share with me as private as possible; however, as part of my job responsibilities, I am required to share information about sexual misconduct or other crimes with the college. Students may speak with someone confidentially by contacting Dickinson’s Wellness Center at 717-245-1663 or the 24/7 YWCA Advocate hotline at 717-831-8850.”