University resources assist sexual violence victims

April 02, 2012

The following are resources available to Penn State students who have experienced sexual assault and relationship violence.


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Statewide hotline: (800) 692-7445, TTY (877) 585-1091
24-hour information and referral line: (888) 772-PCAR

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
-- Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
-- Sexual Assault Response Team information and national SART listserv:

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
-- information:
-- 24-hour hotline: (800) 656-HOPE


Penn State's Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Hotline
Available 24/7 at all campuses and staffed by trained counselors
(800) 550-7575, TTY: (886) 714-7177
To directly report child abuse, call Childline at (800) 932-0313.

Commonwealth Campuses Sexual Assault Resources


Center for Women Students
The center serves all Penn State students, male and female, who have experienced sexual assault and/or relationship violence.

Centre County Women’s Resource Center

Counseling and Psychological Center (CAPS)

University Health Services (UHS) Sexual Assault Services

Telephone Numbers for University Park Sexual Assault Resources

Medical services:
- University Ambulance Service, dial 911 (identify yourself as a student)
- Mount Nittany Medical Center, emergency department, 814-234-6110
- University Health Services, 814-863-0774
- Telephone advice nurse (24 hours a day), 814-863-0774, option 2

Counseling services:
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 814-863-0395
- Centre County Can Help, 800-643-5432 (Crisis Line)
- Centre County Women's Resource Center, 814- 234-5050

Advocacy, information and support:
- Center for Women Students, 814-863-2027
- Victim/Witness Advocate, 814-865-1864
- Student and Family Emergency Line: 814-863-2020

Police and safety services:
- Penn State Police Service, 814-863-1111
- State College Borough Police, 814-234-7150
- Penn State Escort Service (dusk to dawn), 814-865-WALK

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Last Updated May 24, 2019