Student Life

Sexual Misconduct & Violence: Support & Resources

Options to Report Sexual Violence

At SJU, we encourage all students to report instances of sexual violence that occur.  Reporting an incident of sexual assault can often seem like a daunting step to take.  The important thing to know is that you have options.  Though SJU will investigate any reports that are made to University officials, please note that students can elect to participate in the University process, or can decide to stop participating at any time.  That is the student’s right.

Please explore the links below to learn more about options to report an incident of sexual violence. 

In an effort to support the individual as well as the campus community, the options listed below will initiate a response process. For the safety and security of our campus, the University must investigate all claims of violence within the community, whether the survivor elects to participate or not.  If you wish to speak with someone for confidential support, please see below or the offices lised as "confidential" on the resources section of this site.

Report Assault - Participate in both the SJU and Criminal Process

Report Assault - Participate in the SJU Campus Process Only

Report Assault - Participate in Criminal Process Only

Report Assault - Choose Not To Participate in SJU or Criminal Process

Confidential support when deciding whether to report – Reporting an instance of sexual violence can be confusing.  A survivor may be unsure of if or when they would like to report what occurred.  Talking with someone for confidential support, or to discuss if and when to report an assault, can be helpful.  Confidential support options at Saint Joseph’s University include, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Rape Education Prevention Program (REPP), and the Student Health Center.

The Following Offices can assist in reporting an incident of sexual violence:

For information on SJU policies related to violence, please see the links below:

SJU Sexual VIolence Policy

SJU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation