We want to help you get connected with the resources that are right for you. Here are a few of the many resources Penn offers to assist members of the campus community who have experienced sexual harassment.
Confidential Support Resources at Penn
Penn has identified nine offices as confidential resources, which means that the information you share with them generally will be held in confidence, consistent with the University’s obligation to address these complaints — unless you give them consent to disclose the information you’ve shared with them.
Confidential resources are not obligated to share identifying information with the Title IX Coordinator. By contrast, non-confidential resources, faculty and, some staff should inform the Title IX Coordinator if they become aware that a student (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) has experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, or other behavior prohibited by the University’s policy.
The following confidential resources are good starting points if you want to discuss experiences with sexual harassment or gender discrimination and explore all your options.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS offers a range of services including consultation, group and individual counseling, and medication reviews. CAPS also has the Sexual Trauma Treatment Outreach and Prevention (SSTOP) Team, a group of clinicians dedicated to providing confidential care, support, and advocacy.
Penn Violence Prevention
Penn Violence Prevention (PVP) engages the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment on campus. PVP works closely with a team of colleagues across campus to provide education and outreach. The staff also serve as confidential resources for students affected by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment.
Penn Women’s Center (PWC)
The Penn Women’s Center provides education, advocacy, and crisis counseling and co-facilitates support groups. PWC staff can assist victims in navigating the different resources at both Penn and in the broader community. PWC supports all students regardless of gender identity.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
The LGBT Center increases the general Penn community’s awareness, understanding, and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members. The Center provides outreach and education, supportive services for individuals and campus organizations, including network facilitation, and advocacy for sensitive, inclusive University policies and practices.
More Confidential Resources
The Penn offices below are also identified as confidential resources with whom you can discuss concerns, including sexual harassment and gender discrimination.