Susquehanna University acknowledges that each person may experience and respond to incidents of sexual misconduct and gender based violence in a variety ways. As a result, we offer numerous options for student support. You can find information related to support/counseling services, accommodations, reporting and prevention efforts available at the university on this page. We recognize that at any given point your needs may change. It is appropriate to utilize different forms of response and support at different points throughout your time on campus.
What is sexual misconduct and gender-based violence?
Sexual misconduct and gender-based violence are umbrella terms for any harm that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that results from power inequalities that are based on gender roles. It can include any act that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. Sexual misconduct and gender-based violence principally can affect anyone, across all cultures and/or identities. (HHRI, 2018).
Content warning: The following content contains a frank discussion of violence and sexual misconduct. Please view at your own discretion.