Susquehanna University is committed to providing our students with an educational journey that is safe and free from sexual misconduct and gender based violence. When harm happens to any individual within our campus community it creates a ripple effect from those directly involved to their social networks, professional colleagues, academic classes, extracurricular groups and, finally, impacting the entire university. We take our role and responsibility seriously under Title IX by maintaining a fair compliance process, mandated training, educational programs and supportive resources. Our goal is to implement an individual response to misconduct and gender based violence that is respectful, caring and just.
As a member of the university community, you have a responsibility to report all forms of sexual misconduct and gender based violence that are directly reported to you or that you witness.
What is Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires us to provide a prompt and equitable resolution for all complaints of sexual misconduct and gender based violence. Our response should end the behavior, remedy its effects and prevent its recurrence while providing student with support and resources.
If you witness or hear of an incident of sexual misconduct or gender based violence you should complete the report linked above. This document will be sent to our Title IX coordinator.
Examples might include: sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, relationship violence, stalking, bullying and hazing.
How to Contact the
Title IX Coordinator
Christine M. Pickel, Attorney at Law
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Student Support Resources
620 University Avenue/570-372-4386
Health exams and support for gender based violence injuries.
18th Street Commons Community Building/570-372-4444
Trauma informed investigations, no contact orders and safety measures.
Counseling and Psychological Services
606 University Avenue/570-372-4751
Trauma counseling and emotional support
570-374-8655 or 911
Criminal investigation process
Affirmative Action Office
Selinsgrove Hall (Office of Human Resources)
Informal inquiries or requests for information, formal complaints, resolution of complaints, disciplinary sanctions for faculty and staff, and assistance with accommodations.
24-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Educator (SANE) who facilitate rape exams
Office of Civil Rights
150 South Independence Mall West, Suite 372
Public Ledger Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
To file a complaint directly with the Office of Civil Rights
Transitions of PA (crisis center)
1-800-850-7948 / Free 24-hour hotline
Trauma counseling and advocacy for criminal charges
Title IX Training Materials In compliance with 34 CFR §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) issued by the United States Department of Education under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Susquehanna University has made publicly available the training materials used to train Susquehanna University’s Title IX personnel.
Susquehanna University’s Title IX Coordinator, and Decision-Makers attended the Title IX & Beyond two-day virtual training program on August 6-7, 2020, which was hosted by Title IX Solutions, LLC.
To view the training program materials from the Title IX & Beyond Training Program, please visit the Title IX & Beyond – Participant Access Website.
The Title IX Investigator attended a five day virtual class “Title IX Coordinator & Investigator” in March of 2021, conducted by D. Stafford & Associates.
Title IX Compliance Team
Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Student Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator/Title IX Deputy Coordinator