Spring on the York College campus

S.P.E.A.K.

York College of Pennsylvania believes that violence of any kind should not be tolerated.  Interpersonal violence can happen to any student regardless of factors such as race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, class or profession. This college is dedicated to serving and supporting all victims without discrimination. In terms of interpersonal violence, YCP does not condone sexual misconduct and hopes to end interpersonal violence by providing resources to victims and changing the culture.  If you are a victim of violence we are here to support you.  There are many resources and departments on campus that can assist you, and you’ll find resources and links on this website that can assist you as you move forward. If you are in immediate need, click here.

The creek running through the York College campus in the fall

  • How to Report

    How to Report

    Immediate Contact Information for Resources

    Police Emergency: 911
    Spring Garden Township: 717-843-0851
    York City: 717-846-1234 

    YCP Campus Safety: 717-815-1314
    Located in Manor Northeast, Lobby 
    campussafety@ycp.edu 

    Hours:
    Summer: Office: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday. 
    Campus Info Center: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. 
    Fall/Spring: Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday; 
    Campus Info Center: Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight 

    Title IX Coordinator
    Dr. Ken Martin
    Phone: 717.815.1548
    Office Location: Miller Administration Building, 2nd floor
    Email: kmartin@ycp.edu

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Vicki Stewart
    vstewart@ycp.edu

    Immediate Medical Attention

    Get to a safe place, such as a Residence Assistant’s room, the Campus Safety office located in Manor East Lobby, or a trusted friend’s room or off-campus residence.

    If you are off campus and injured, call 911 for immediate help. If you are on campus and injured, you can call Campus Safety at 717-815-1314 for immediate help. Campus Safety will come to your aid and summon Metro emergency responders.

    If you have been the victim of non-consensual sexual intercourse, it is strongly recommended that you visit an emergency room within 24 hours for a rape evidence examination to preserve evidence and support your opportunity to make decisions later. If possible, take a trusted friend or relative with you to the hospital to provide additional support. You may also call ACCESS York for hospital accompaniment. York Hospital is located at 1001 S George St, York, PA 17403 or you can call the main line at (717) 851-2345.

    Deciding whether or not to report a crime to police may be difficult for you. If you decide to go to the hospital, by procedure hospital staff will alert the police of your arrival. It is up to you if you would like to file a police report or talk to a police officer. You will be asked if you would like a sexual assault counselor to assist you at the hospital. This counselor is trained to help you think through your options as well as answer any questions that you might have throughout the entire process.

    Until you decide whether or not to have evidence collected it is very important to remember that there are things that you should not do:

    • DO NOT shower or brush your teeth, if at all possible.
    • DO NOT go to the bathroom, if at all possible.
    • DO NOT drink or smoke.
    • DO NOT change your clothes or underwear. If you have removed this clothing, bring it with you to the hospital in a paper bag.

  • Disclosing to Confidential Resources

    Disclosing to Confidential Resources

    On Campus Resources

    Counseling Services: 717.815.6437 

    Health Services: 717.849.1615 

    Local Resources

    Access-York: 717-846-5400, or 800-262-8444

    Victim Assistance Center: 717-854-3131, or 717-846-5400 – No Fee

    York Hospital Crisis Intervention Services: 717-851-5320 (Emergency #), or 800-673-2496

    National RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

     
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct:

    1. Sexual Misconduct: Any threats of or deliberate contact of a sexual nature and/or other conduct of a sexual nature, which is against another person’s will or consent.
    2. Sexual Harassment: Any unwelcome verbal, non-verbal, and/or physical act that could be interpreted by a reasonable person similarly situated to be so severe and/or pervasive as to create a hostile and/or intimidating environment and/or to disrupt the ability of that individual to receive the full benefit of that individual’s educational opportunity.
    3. Sexual Exploitation: Taking any non-consensual or abusive advantage of another person for one’s own sexual advantage or benefit, or for the sexual advantage or benefit of any person other than the person being exploited.
    4. Sexual Assault: Any anal or vaginal penetration of another against that persons will and/or without that persons consent; any oral penetration of another by a sexual organ against that persons will and/or without that persons consent; any insertion of another’s genitals into ones mouth, anus, or vagina against that persons will and/or without that persons consent. The use of physical force, coercion, intentional impairment, or threat of harm to commit any of these acts. Individuals that are mentally incapacitated, incapacitated due to the use of alcohol or other drugs, or who are under the age of 13 or under the age of 16 and more than eight years younger than the accused are considered unable to give consent.
    5. Sexual Contact: Any attempt to make or making physical contact of a sexual nature with another against that persons will and/or without that persons consent. The use of physical force, coercion, intentional impairment, or threat of harm to commit this act. Individuals that are mentally incapacitated, incapacitated due to the use of alcohol or other drugs, or who are under the age of 13 or who are under the age of 16 and more than eight years younger than the accused are considered unable to give consent.
    6. Domestic Violence: An act of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of a survivor; by a person with whom the survivor shares a child in common; by a person who is co-habitating with or has cohabitated with a survivor as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the survivor under the domestic or family violence law of the jurisdiction in which the act of violence occurred; or by any other person against an adult or youth survivor who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence under Pennsylvania State law.
    7. Dating Violence: An act of violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the survivor. Whether there was such a relationship will be gauged by its length, type and frequency of interaction.
    8. Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for one’s safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • S.P.E.A.K. Initiative and Prevention

    S.P.E.A.K. Initiative and Prevention

    York College of Pennsylvania believes that prevention is a crucial part of changing society’s rape culture. At YCP educational awareness and training is integral in starting this culture change. YCP has a comprehensive violence prevention initiative called S.P.E.A.K., which stands for Spartans Preventing, Educating, Advocating, and Knowing what to do to end sexual violence in our community. YCP’s S.P.E.A.K. initiative houses a variety of training for faculty, staff, and students, as well as awareness initiatives and prevention programming. S.P.E.A.K. partners with several departments on campus and local resources.

Contact Us
S.P.E.A.K.
Liz Grubb, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Education and Programs
Humanities Building, 17
Phone: 717.815.1215
egrubb@ycp.edu

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