Executive Order on Adding Resources Related to Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention to the UPUA Website

Executive Order 17

April 13th, 2021




By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution of the University Park Undergraduate Association, it is hereby ordered as follows: 


Section 1. Purpose. 

  1. The UPUA website centralizes many student resources on its website, yet does not adequately list resources available for survivors of sexual assault and/or misconduct. Such a page would be able to be distributed publicly at various programming events hosted by the UPUA, and may be updated as necessary.

  2. The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the UPUA has a duty to ensure resources related to sexual assault and misconduct are made easily accessible to the students it serves and represents.


Sec 2. Policy. 

  1. The Department of Outreach shall create a new page with the following sexual assault and misconduct prevention resources on the UPUA website:


University Resources

*If the situation is ongoing, call University Police (814-863-1111) or 911*

Penn State Gender Equity Center (GenEq)

Holds resources for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or relationship violence, stalking, and/or sexual exploitation. These pages are focused primarily on dating, domestic, or relationship violence concerns. Website: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/genderequity 

Address: 204 Boucke Building

Phone: 814-863-2027 Email: genderequity@psu.edu

Confidential Support: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/victim-survivor-support-advocacy/confidential-support


Penn State Student Affairs

Can be used to find a variety of resources related to harassment and violence. Includes reporting options for bias, conduct violation, sexual misconduct, behavioral threat, hazing, and a 3rd party (aka another student). Website: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/support-safety-conduct/victim-survivor-support-advocacy/reporting-options

Address: 120 Boucke Building

Phone: 814-863-0342 Email: StudentConduct@psu.edu


Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Can be used to report sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. Website: https://titleix.psu.edu/filing-a-report/

Address: 222 Boucke Building

Phone: 814-867-0099 Email: Titleix@psu.edu


Office of Ethics and Compliance

Can be used to find which resource may be best to report to. Calling the number listed will help you file a report or direct you to the proper department. Website: https://universityethics.psu.edu/penn-state-hotline

Address: 227 West Beaver Avenue; Suite 212

Phone: 1-800-560-1637


Affirmative Action Office

Can be used to report instances of harassment that resulted from discrimination in areas such as race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Website: https://affirmativeaction.psu.edu/welcome/on-line-report/

Address: 328 Boucke Building

Phone: 914-863-0471 Email: aao@psu.edu


Off-Campus Resources

Centre Safe

24-hour hotline can be used to report sexual assault/domestic violence.

Phone: 877-234-5050


Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

24-hour sexual assault hotline and other resources.

Phone: 800-656-HOPE

Centre Helps

24-hour community hotline. Can provide a variety of referrals to local resources in addition to providing general counseling services.

Phone: (800)-494-2500 or (814)-237-5855

  1. The resources shall be made available under the website’s “Resources” tab.

  2. The Department of Rights and Equity’s Director of Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention shall provide recommended changes to this list to the Department of Outreach as necessary.


Sec 3. Special acknowledgments. 

  1. Special acknowledgments are given to the following individuals for their contributions to this action for the betterment of student life at University Park:

    1. Hadya Truesdail, Executive Director of Health and Wellness

    2. Erin Brown, Director of Sexual Assault and Misconduct Prevention

    3. Muggs Leone, Director of Relationships and Sexual Health






April 13, 2021.