“I have experienced sexual harassment, and I think I want to speak with someone, but with whom?”

You have options.

These options are not mutually exclusive. You can choose to pursue any combination of the options below in any sequence.

Campus Resources

Confidential Resources:

Licensed psychologists and ordained clergy (when serving in their religious capacity) are the only College employees whose professional privileges allow them to provide confidential services and support with extremely limited exceptions.

Lafayette Counseling Center
Bailey Health Center, 2nd Floor

610-330-5005
http://counselingcenter.lafayette.edu/

The Counseling Center provides consultation hours for students with urgent concerns. Consultation hours are offered from 10-11:30 am and 1-3:30 pm every weekday. Consultations are provided on a first-call, first scheduled basis each day. To find out more about consultation hours or to make an appointment, call the Counseling Center during regular business hours.

In case of an emergency outside of business hours, call the Counseling Center number (610-330-5005) to be connected with a crisis counselor.

Lafayette College Chaplain
115 Farinon College Center

610-330-5959
hendrica@lafayette.edu

Alex Hendrickson is the College’s Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain. She can be reached during normal business hours.

Private Resources:

Most employees at Lafayette College, including some student employees, are considered “Mandated Reporters” and are required to share all disclosures with the Director of Educational Equity in order to support our efforts to maintain a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all.

Some College employees can talk to a party without being required to disclose the name of the that individual or other personally identifiable information to the Director of Educational Equity, except under limited circumstances. These employees include:

Lafayette Health Center: 610-330-5001
Bailey Health Center, 1st Floor
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. In case of a medical emergency when the center is closed, call the office of Public Safety at 610-330-4444.

SM&RT: Sexual Misconduct & Resources Training team members are a group of trained faculty and staff who can provide information, support, and direct you to resources on and off campus.

Click here to see a list of SM&RT employees

Community Resources

24-hour Confidential Support:

Off-campus advocates are best suited to provide support to those who wish to remain unknown to College officials.

Crime Victims’ Council of the Lehigh Valley
24/7 Hotline: 610-437-6611

https://cvclv.org/

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
24/7 Hotline: 1-877-438-4957
http://www.turningpointlv.org/

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
24/7 Live Chat: National Sexual Assault Hotline

Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Men’s Domestic Abuse Helpline
24/7 Hotline: 1-888-HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754)

Reporting to Police

How do I report an incident to the police?

You have the right to report sexual harassment to the College, to local enforcement, or not at all.

If you are interested in filing a complaint, or if you have questions about the criminal process, you can contact the Department of Public Safety. Even if the incident(s) did not occur on campus, Public Safety can help connect you with law enforcement in the relevant jurisdiction.

Lafayette College Department of Public Safety
Emergency: 610-330-4444 | Dispatch: 5330
Lafayette Public Safety conducts criminal investigations and can work with you to prevent contact or assist with institutional response.

Easton Police Department
Emergency: 911 | Dispatch: 610-759-2200
Choose this option if you would like to pursue criminal charges against the respondent(s) through the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office.

Reporting to the College

How do I report an incident to the College?

You may file a report of sexual harassment at any time by clicking on the “Report Sexual Harassment” link on the right side of this page. All reports go to:

Amanda Hanincik, Director of Educational Equity/Title IX Coordinator, 610-330-5338
The Title IX Coordinator has responsibility for overseeing institutional responses to sexual harassment, and is available to answer questions about the college’s policies and procedures, as well as to assist individuals with the reporting process. The Title IX Coordinator is not, however, an emergency responder.