University launches victim resource hotline

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Office of Student Affairs has set up a new victim resource hotline. Penn State's Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Hotline, which was activated today (Nov. 28), is run by ProtoCall,which provides service to wide range of colleges and universities across the country.

"Provision of this service is an additional part of Penn State's commitment to make sure victims and observers of victimization have access to a full spectrum of campus and community resources," said Peggy Lorah, director of the Center for Women Students at University Park.

One phone number - 800-550-7575 (TTY 866-714-7177) - will access the hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for all Penn State campuses. At University Park, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services will work with the hotline to assist those who are in need of help. Since on-campus support services for abuse victims are limited at the campuses, this arrangement will make appropriate referrals to services available in their local communities.

Additional resources are available at the following links:

Local Resources by Campus

University Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services:
Center for Women Students:
University Police and Public Safety:

Community Resources

Centre County Women's Resource Center: or 877-234-5050
Childline: or 800-932-0313
National Domestic Violence Hotline: or 800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): or 800-656-4673

Last Updated May 24, 2019