Title IX Support 

The Title IX Coordinator on campus is Gilly Ford. 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.

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Title IX Contacts

Title IX Coordinator Gilly Ford (she/her)

Location: Murray Hall 102

Phone: (814) 332-3085

Email: gford@allegheny.edu

Title IX Deputy Val Lohr (she/her)

Location: Wise Center

Phone: (814) 332-2176

Email: vlohr@allegheny.edu

Title IX Deputy Jennifer Padlan (she/her)

Location: Murray Hall

Phone: (814) 332-2312

Email: jpadlan@allegheny.edu

Public Safety

Location: Murray Hall (Dispatch) & Newton Observatory

Phone: (814) 332-3357

Email: publicsafety@allegheny.edu

Meadville Police: 814-724-6100 

CPDC 24/7 Line: 814-332-2105 

Steps after Assault 

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.

  • Why Not Us? is an organization on campus dedicated to combatting Rape Culture and a support system devoted to survivors and allies. 

  • 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! 

  • Counseling and Personal Development Center offers therapy sessions for all community members.

Continued Support