The Title IX Coordinator on campus is Gilly Ford, who's offices have now moved to Murry Hall. There are Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available across campus. Deputy Title IX Coordinators can assist with referrals and resources. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against any person in education programs and activities receiving federal funding. Title IX also concerns sexual harassment and sexual assault in all forms, including rape, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and domestic violence. It applies to all members of the Allegheny College Community.
What to do if you are assaulted
Here some steps to take in the moments after you or someone you know has been assaulted. These are primarily focused on safety in the moment and immediately after an assault:
Get to a safe place
Find an RA or Residence Life staff member
Contact Safety and Security
Seek Medical Attention
Contact counseling services for emotional support
If you contact Safety and Security, to report an assault, your case will be shared with the Meadville Police Department. You will have a staff member from Allegheny College Dean of Student’s Office with you throughout the process. You will still have the choice to press charges or not through the Meadville Police Department.
Students on campus recently started the club Why Not Us to combat Rape Culture on Campus and to help promote a healthy campus environment.
All New Members of Fraternity & Sorority Life go through mandatory bystander training through the Women's Center. This training is also available to all clubs and organizations on campus!
Want to Contact Gilly?
This is a link to the Office of Title IX where you can find more information as well as Contact Information!