What Muhlenberg is Doing About Sexual Assault
- Ensures access to medical care. The College will pay for all basic rape-related care at Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
- Provides a dusk-to-dawn Escort Service for a safer alternative to walking alone.
- Provides the services of a victim/witness advocate through the Department of Counseling Services. Services include support, information, court accompaniment, and referrals.
- Provides assistance, advocacy, and educational programming through Counseling Services. Educational outreach includes sessions on alcohol and sexual assault, First-year student orientation, peer education program, and mandatory sexual assault program for new fraternity pledges.
- Provides sexual assault counseling, including crisis services, through Counseling Services.
- Offers the "trauma drop," a procedure for the retroactive withdrawal from semesters or dropping of courses, for victims of violence. Contact Counseling Services for more information.
- Includes a Sexual Assault Committee that creates policy and procedures, provides information and support to faculty and staff who assist student victims, and collects data on frequency of sexual assault.
- Includes a Policy Statement on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Code of Conduct, which specifies that "The Muhlenberg College will not tolerate sexual assault or abuse, such as rape (including acquaintance rape) or other forms of non-consensual sexual activity. These acts degrade the victims, our campus community, and society in general. While the College cannot control all the factors in society that lead to sexual assault and abuse, the College strives to create an environment that is free of acts of violence." Violations of the policy are subject to disciplinary proceedings through Judicial Affairs.