Sexual Assault is non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse as defined by chapter 31 Sexual Offenses in PA. What is Consent?

Consent is a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.

  • Someone who is incapacitated cannot consent.
  • Past consent does not imply future consent.
  • Silence or absence of resistance does not imply consent.
  • Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with another.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
  • Coercion, force, or threat of either invalidates consent.

Watch this video to understand more about consent: youtube.com

What if I was drunk?

  • Being drunk means you do not have the capacity to legally consent. It is the responsibility of the person initiating sexual activity to ensure their counterpart is capable of giving consent.

What if it was the person I'm dating?

  • Being in a relationship does not automatically ensure consent. Consent is needed each time a sexual encounter ensues, regardless of relationship status.

Following a sexual assault, you may be experiencing some feelings of anxiety, withdrawal, fear, flashbacks, or trouble sleeping, along with many other reactions. It is normal to experience difficulty adjusting back to normal life after an assault, and you may not be sure what to do next. Kutztown University has a variety of Answers that can help, and work with you through your journey.

A certified and trained advocate can provide support through an initial interview with law enforcement and can accompany you to the hospital. The advocate can also help with referrals to additional Answers.
H.E.A.R.T.
Hotline: 610-372-9540

 

Staff can help you connect to a H.E.A.R.T advocate and provide you with other helpful referrals.
Women's Center: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
126 Old Main
610-683-4655
womenscenter@kutztown.edu

 

CPS can provide counseling, support services, and referrals to additional services on- or off-campus.
Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
122 Beck Hall
610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

 

Provides shelter and ongoing support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Safe Berks (off-campus)
24/7 Hotline: 844-789-7233 or text Safe Berks to 20121
255 Chestnut Street
Reading, PA 19602
610-373-1206

 

Allows you to chat one-on-one with a trained support specialist 24/7.
The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline:  800-656-4673
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline: online.rainn.org

Able to respond 24 hours a day and can direct you to the correct juridictional department if the incident happened off-campus.
KU Public Safety and Police Services: 27/7
Emergencies: 610-683-4001
Old Main B-Wing, Room 13
Non-emergencies: 610-683-4002

 

The Student Assistance Coordinator works with you and with other departments, including your professors, regarding adjustments to your academic schedule or living arrangements. Will also make sure you are aware of Answers that may be helpful and can help you connect with them. Call: Student Assistance: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
119 Stratton Administration Center
610-683-4075
studentassistance@kutztown.edu

 

Provides information and assistance with filing complaints by a student against a non-student (faculty, staff, outside vendor)
Title IX Coordinator: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
02 Old Main
610-683-4700
pena@kutztown.edu or jfox@kutztown.edu

 

Provides information and assistance with filing complaints by a student against another student.
Office of Student Conduct: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
119 Stratton Administration Center
610-683-1320
studentconduct@kutztown.edu

Listen. Be there. Communicate without judgment. If your friend seeks medical attention or plans to report, offer to be there. Your presence can offer needed support. Encourage your friend to get support. Share Answers including Health and Wellness Servies, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Assistance, but realize that only your friend can make the decision to get help. Be patient. Remember, there is no timetable for recovering from trauma. Avoid putting pressure on your friend to engage in activities she/he isn't ready to do yet. Encourage your friend to practice good self-care during this difficult time.

If someone you care about is considering suicide, find out if that person is in immediate danger and call Public Safety at 610-683-4001 or 911.

Take a break and do something else, which can help you have a new perspective.

Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
122 Beck Hall
610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

 

Student Assistance: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
119 Stratton Administration Center
610-683-4075
studentassistance@kutztown.edu

 

Health and Wellness Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
First Floor of Beck Hall
610-683-4082

Access free screenings for various mental health concerns through MindKare at the kiosk in the Rohrbach Library or through a computer at mentalhealthscreening.org

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  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (less than 8 breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths)
  • Pale or blue-tinged skin color
  • Low body temperature
  • Unconscious or passed out

Call for help immediately:
Public Safety on campus at 610-683-4011
911 off-campus

Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
122 Beck Hall
610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

 

Health Promotion, Alcohol and Other Drug Services: M-F 8:30 to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
First Floor of Beck Hall
610-683-4082 (select option 3)
AODteam@kutztown.edu

Student Assistance: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
119 Stratton Administration Center
610-683-4075
studentassistance@kutztown.edu
Referral form: Student of Concern Referral Form

 

Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
122 Beck Hall
610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

 

Health and Wellness Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
First Floor of Beck Hall
610-683-4082

 

KU Public Safety and Police Services: 27/7
Emergencies: 610-683-4001
Old Main B-Wing, Room 13
Non-emergencies: 610-683-4002

On-campus:

Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 610-683-4072
Public Safety 24/7: 610-683-4001

 

Off-campus:

  • Service Access and Management (Berks County) 24/7: 610-236-0530 or 1-877-236-4600
  • Lehigh County Crisis Intervention 24/7: 610-782-3127
  • Northampton County Crisis 24/7: 610-252-9060
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7: 1-800- 273-8255
  • National Hopeline Network 24/7: 1-800-SUICIDE or hopeline.com
  • Crisis Text Line 24/7: Text START to 741-741
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group: 610-435-9651

Student Assistance: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
119 Stratton Administration Center
610-683-4075
studentassistance@kutztown.edu
Referral form: Student of Concern Referral Form

 

Counseling and Psychological Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
122 Beck Hall
610-683-4072
cps@kutztown.edu

 

Health and Wellness Services: M-F 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
First Floor of Beck Hall
610-683-4082

 

Women's Center: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
126 Old Main
610-683-4655
womenscenter@kutztown.edu

 

KU Public Safety and Police Services: 27/7
Emergencies: 610-683-4001
Old Main B-Wing, Room 13
Non-emergencies: 610-683-4002

Addresses needs that include home and food insecurities, health concerns, and more.
Pennsylvania 2-1-1: Dial 211

 

Provides crisis and case management services for individuals struggling with mental health issues.
Service Access and Management
19 North 6th Street, #300
Reading, PA
610-236-0530

 

Provides counseling and access to psychiatric services.
Concern
One West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA
610-944-0445

 

Provices counseling and access to psychiatric services. Appointments are scheduled through the Wyomissing Office for counseling at Friend, Inc.
Family Guidance Center
Can request meeting at Friend, Inc. Community Services
658D Noble Street
Kutztown, PA
610-374-4963

 

To access psychiatric services.
Lehigh Valley Hospital
1251 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard
Allentown, PA
610-402-5766

 

Off-campus emergencies: 911


Kutztown Area Transport Service (KATS) offers non-emergency medical transport for students in need of ongoing medical care such as diagnostic testing, specialist appointments, and physical therapy.  KU pays the $10 base fee, so the cost to students is $4 per mile.  No money is needed at the time of transport; charges are billed to the student’s KU account. 
Contact KATS at 610-683-3012.