University resources assist sexual violence victims

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

Last Updated April 01, 2014