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If you are assaulted............
  1. Get to a SAFE PLACE as soon as possible
  2. Contact the POLICE
  3. Try to PRESERVE all physical evidence including bed sheets, towels, and the clothing you were wearing. DO NOT bathe, douche or use the toilet.
  4. CONTACT a close friend who can be with you during this time.

Emotional Support Services


On campus--Campus Health Center (Advising Center). Counselors are available to provide emotional and logistical support for crisis situations such as sexual assault. 570-385-6248

Off Campus--Access Hotline is a community service with a 24 hour hotline (570-628-4731). Trained individuals are available to help you deal with the emotional, legal and medical issues of sexual assaults. A representative can accompany you to the hospital and court proceedings.

What to do when a sexual assault victim contacts you


  1. Remain Calm
  2. Arrange a private place for the individual to talk. Listen compassionately. Comfort the victim.
  3. If a sexual assault has been reported to you, gently encourage the victim to allow you to contact the 24 hour Access Hotline (570-628-4731) and follow their instructions.