Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

The university’s code of conduct states that all students should act with personal integrity, respect other students’ dignity, rights, and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their efforts. Violations of this principle can result in a range of sanctions, from a warning to expulsion. Note that Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender is a civil rights offense subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc.

What to do if you are raped:

  • Go to a safe place as soon as you can.
  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, shower, douche, use the toilet, brush teeth, or change your clothing.
  • Contact a close friend who can be with you until you feel safe again. Your friend can also accompany you to the medical exam.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible to make sure that you are physically okay and to collect and preserve evidence.
  • Contact the police. Rape is never your fault – it’s a crime. You are encouraged to report it.
  • Seeing a counselor is important to help you understand your feelings and begin the process of resolution and healing.
  • Please know you will feel less alone and more in control as you learn your resources and reach out for help.

Medical Treatment

Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital for immediate treatment.

Abington Memorial Hospital

  • Go directly to hospital trauma center for immediate care
  • Trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are available
  • 1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
  • Phone: 215-481-2000
  • Emergency Room: 215-481-2450

Penn State Abington Student Health & Wellness Center, 215-881-7350.

Psychological Services

  • On Campus Counseling Services, 215-881-7577
  • PSU Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Hotline, 800-560-1637
  • Victim Services of Montgomery County, 888-521-0983

National Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  800-799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault (RAINN) Hotline:  800-656-4673
  • Penn State Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence:  800-560-1637 or 866-714-7177 (TTY)
  • Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence-AWARE:  888-981-1457

Police & Legal Information

Police Emergency - 911

  • Penn State Abington Campus Security: 215-881-7575, 106 Rydal Building
  • Abington Township Police: 215-885-4450, 1166 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001