Campus Awareness Response and Education

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct 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. 

Several resources may be accessed with these links:

If you think you or someone you know may have experienced sexual harassment 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.

Need to talk with someone regarding an experience you had or witnessed?

Due to campus closure during Spring 2020, all Counseling Groups have been suspended. Participants with questions may reach out to the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 or to their group facilitator regarding any plans to resume once students return to campus. Please visit https://www.scranton.edu/studentlife/studentaffairs/counseling-center/groups.shtml for more information. Updates will be posted as soon as they are available.

Remote Resources for Students

To help support our students in the age or working and learning remotely, CARE has found some interactive web content that encourages healthy relationship dynamics, and addresses issues of conflict resolution and consent.

Please feel free to visit these sites and let us know what you think!

Activities & Exercises  - Healthy Relationships 

Un/healthy Relationships

Consent 

Educational Media – Some of this content may be upsetting. If you are in need of support, please click here for available resources.

 "Because I Love You" Video Series & Discussion Guide

  • Phrases like "Because I Love You" hold a lot of power. That's why they can be used to exert control. Learn to recognize when words of love are used to abuse in this thought-provoking video series.  

 "Love Labyrinth" Video & Discussion Guide

  • In an abusive relationship, sometimes it can feel like you're trapped with no ability to leave. Even the tiniest of behaviors from your partner can impact your self-esteem, independence, and ability to recognize the relationship you deserve. Learn to identify the troubling signs of abuse in this engaging short film. 

 "Couplets" Video Series & Discussion Guide 

  • From One Love Foundation, The Couplets are a great way to help students and young adults understand unhealthy relationship behaviors.
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Submit a question to 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.