Campus Awareness Response and Education
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Reporting Information, Support and Resources
Scranton.edu/CARE was created to provide immediate, accessible information for individuals who may have witnessed, heard of, or have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct.
If you think you or someone you know may have experienced sexual harassmetn or misconduct, including sexual assault or intimate partner violence:
Emergency Services and Immediate Care
The first priority for any individual is personal safety and well-being. In an emergency situation, the University encourages all individuals to seek immediate assistance from University Police (570-941-7777), the City of Scranton Police Department at 911, and/or a medical facility. This is the best way to address immediate safety concerns while allowing for the preservation of evidence and an immediate investigative response. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual assault:
- Preserve all evidence of the sexual assault or other form of sexual misconduct.
- Do not bathe, change or dispose of clothing, use the restroom, wash hands, brush teeth, eat or smoke.
- If you are still at the location of the incident, do not clean anything.
- Write down all the details you can recall about the incident and the perpetrator including any information related to previous concerning behavior or history.
- In cases of sexual assault, seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (women may also be at risk for pregnancy).
- Refer to contact information for local hospitals here.
- Ask the health care professional to conduct a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE).
- If you suspect you were drugged, request collection of a urine or blood sample.
Want to talk or need more support around Title IX issues?
A Confidential Drop-in Group for students seeking support for the topics of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking meets every Wednesday from 8:45-9:45pm. Students can stop in Room 418, McGurrin Hall and leave any time during the meeting.
Submit a question to the CARE
ScrantonCARE is committed to assisting you in navigating and understanding University policy and student life. This Q/A forum is not intended for the submission of complaints, but to offer a resource for clarification of questions related to Title IX, the University Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, definitions of sexual misconduct and available student support. Answers to your questions will be posted on our ScrantonCARE blog page.