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Reporting a Crime

If you or someone you know experiences violence, you're not alone. Help is available.

You have the right to report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to the police. To file a criminal complaint, contact University Police at (724) 357-2141 or call 9-1-1.

If the perpetrator is affiliated with IUP, you can also report the violence to the university.

  • If the perpetrator is an IUP student, you can report to the Office of Student Conduct. Student Conduct will investigate the alleged violence. Information about this process and possible sanctions are available in the student handbook, The Source.
  • If the perpetrator is a university employee, volunteer, or vendor, report to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

You can also report to the university without filing a criminal complaint.

Reporting to the police may seem intimidating. You can request that an advocate accompany you by contacting your local crisis hotline:

IUP at Indiana

IUP Punxsutawney

IUP at Northpointe

IUP at Monroeville

Victims are not required to report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to the police or the Office of Student Conduct. You can receive university services regardless of whether or not you report an act of violence. Because the university wants to prevent future sexual violence, you are encouraged to report.

Confidentiality

Sometimes survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking may have concerns about how their information will be safeguarded. Health care providers at IUP’s Health Service, counselors and psychologists at IUP’s Counseling Center, advocates and staff, and clergy are not required to report acts of violence to the university.

Other university employees and faculty, including resident life student staff (CAs) must report sexual assault, domestic/ dating violence, and stalking to the Title IX Compliance Officer. The Title IX Compliance Officer will keep your information as private as possible. However, if the university becomes aware of the identity of an alleged perpetrator or has sufficient information, the university may investigate the report.

Any IUP employee becoming aware of child sexual abuse must report it immediately to University Police and his/her supervisor. Anonymous reports can be made to ChildLine at 800-932-0313. 

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about resources for survivors of violence, help is available.

Contact the Haven Project at (724) 357-4799 or the Counseling Center at (724) 357-2621. Both services are provided by the Center for Health and Well-Being, located in the Suites on Maple East.

You may also contact your local crisis hotline:

IUP at Indiana

IUP Punxsutawney

IUP at Northpointe

IUP at Monroeville