Title IX Resources

Campus Resources

Confidential Resources: Physicians, Consulting Psychiatrists, Licensed Psychologists, Psychological Counselors, and Religious/Pastoral Counselors are employees who are not required to report information to the Title IX Coordinator.

Limited Confidential Resources: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and the Coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center are employees who are required to report non-identifying information to the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator (faculty, staff, or students), Jennifer Raup, 570-389-4808, jraup@bloomu.edu The Title IX Coordinator can provide students, faculty, and staff a comprehensive review of all rights, options, accommodations, and resources available. Individuals may choose a combination or variety of options that best fit their needs.

Center for Counseling and Human Development – (confidential resource, students only), Warren Student Services Center, #240, Phone: 570-389-4255, M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (walk-in hours 1-2:30 daily) You have the right to a confidential relationship with your counselor. Information you share in counseling will not be revealed outside the center without your written permission.

Catholic Campus Ministry – (confidential resource), Newman House, 353 E. 2nd St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815: 570-784-3123

Protestant Campus Ministry – (confidential resource), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Iron, 570-520-0878

Student Health Center – (limited confidential resource), Kehr Union Building, #324, 570-389-4451, M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Victims of assaults may seek a variety of services and referrals from the Student Health Center. The Health Center Staff will review a victims’ options and available resources, and may need to refer students to a hospital for more specific services such as a rape kit exam.

Women’s Resource Center Coordinator – (limited confidential resource- for students only), Schuylkill Hall, entrance on right across from Old Science, 570-389-5283, M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm This resource can provide students a comprehensive review of all rights, options, accommodations, and resources available. Individuals may choose a combination or variety of options that best fit their needs.

Dean of Students Office - (student cases only), Student Services Center, 570-389-4734, M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm This resource can provide students a comprehensive review of all rights, options, accommodations, and resources available. Individuals may choose a combination or variety of options that best fit their needs.

University Police, Rear of Andruss Library, Phone: 570-389-2211, Hours: 24/7

Campus Lawyer, provided by Community Government Association - (student cases only), Kehr Union Building, Room 411, Availability per the schedule posted on their website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/cga

Off Campus Resources

Local Resources

Beyond Violence
212 West 11th St., Berwick, PA 18603

Beyond Violence, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and safety to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; eliminate personal and institutional violence; and offer direct services, educational programming, systems advocacy along with adult and child counseling.

Caring Communities

2201 5th Street Hollow Road, Suite 1, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

570-829-2700; M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital

549 Fair St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, Phone: 570-387-2111, Hours: 24/7

Geisinger Medical Center, Danville

100 North Academy Ave., Danville PA 17822, Phone: 570-271-6211

Planned Parenthood Wilkes Barre Medical Center

101 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Phone: 570-824-8921

Planned Parenthood provides services on a walk-in basis, with or without insurance, that include pregnancy testing, the Morning-After Pill, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, abortion referrals, and general women’s and men’s health care.

The Women's Center, Inc.

111 North Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, Phone: 570-784-6631, 24 Hour Hotline 800-544-8293 or 570-784-6631

Services include emergency shelter for battered women and children, individual and group counseling, medical advocacy, support groups, safety planning, advocacy and accompaniment. Emergency services are also available to men. All services are free and confidential. Information shared with an advocate from a Rape Crisis Center, such as The Women's Center, Inc., is confidential.

Town of Bloomsburg Police Department

119 E.7th St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815, Phone: 570-784-4155, Emergency Phone: 911, Hours: 24/7

Columbia County Public Defender

16 West Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, Phone: 570-416-5792


North Penn Legal Services: Columbia and Montour County Office Location

168 E. Fifth St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-2206, Phone: 570-784-8760, Toll Free 800-326-6432


State Resources

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

(Sexual Assault Hotline: 888-772-7227, Hours: 24/7)

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

333 Market St., 8th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210, Phone: 717-787-9780 , 717-787-7279 TTY users only

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F phrc@pa.gov

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, or PHRC, enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination: the Pennsylvania

Human Relations Act, which covers discrimination in employment, housing, commercial property, education and public accommodations; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools. In general, PA law prohibits discrimination based on race; color; religious creed; ancestry; age (40 and over); sex; national origin; familial status (only in housing); handicap or disability and the use, handling or training of support or guide animals for disability. Retaliation for filing a complaint, opposing unlawful behavior or assisting investigations is also illegal. PHRC investigates employment discrimination complaints on behalf of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. These partnerships protect the rights of complainants under both state and federal law.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

(Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673, Hours: 24/7)

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Services are confidential and note if they are free.

State Employee Assistance Program (for BU employees only)

(SEAP Hotline: 800-692-7459, TTY Hotline 800-824-4306)

The State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) is a free assessment and referral service that is designed to assist commonwealth employees and their family members in resolving a wide variety of personal problems that may lead to deteriorating employee job performance. SEAP offers services related to substance abuse, mental health issues, family issues, financial issues, legal services, and mediation.

Victims Compensation Assistance Program

PO Box 1167, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167, Phone: 800-233-2339 or 717-783-5153

This Program covers the cost of the forensic examination if the victim presses charges and cooperates in the criminal prosecution. All of your medical information will remain confidential. Remember, you must request this once you are in the hospital emergency room.

Federal Resources

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)

801 Market Street, Suite 1300, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127, Phone: For general inquiries or to begin the process of filing a complaint of discrimination, please call 1-800-669-4000. If you have existing business with the Philadelphia District Office or know the name of the person you are trying to reach, please call 1-866-408-8075, Fax: 215-440-2606, TTY: 1-800-669-6820)

The Philadelphia District Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-in hours for filing a charge are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you live outside Philadelphia and surrounding vicinities (20-25 mile radius) or a disability prevents you from coming in person, please mail your Intake Questionnaire to our office.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect against employment discrimination when it involves: Unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information; harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in the workplace, because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information; denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation needed because of religious beliefs or disability; retaliation because of complaints about job discrimination, or assistance with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work, you can file a "Charge of Discrimination." Not all employers are covered by the laws PHRC enforces, and not all employees are protected. This can vary depending on the type of employer, the number of employees it has, and the type of discrimination alleged. Also, there are strict time limits for filing a charge that complainants should be aware of.

Office of Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education

Philadelphia Office, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323, Telephone: 215-656-8541, FAX: 215-656-8605; TDD: 800-877-8339, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

OCR enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive Federal funds from the Department of Education. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin, sex, disability, and on the basis of age. These laws extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive U.S. Department of Education funds. OCR also has responsibilities under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (prohibiting disability discrimination by public entities, whether or not they receive federal financial assistance).