Seeking Medical Attention in Erie

You can receive treatment in the event of sexual assault or abuse at two locations: UPMC Hamot and Saint Vincent Hospital, each have trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners on-call 24/7. SANE Exams are provided free of charge. 

Learn more about the local Forensic Medical Exam Program.

UPMC Hamot


Saint Vincent Hospital

Get The App

Get immediate access to the information needed most in the event of sexual assault. This invaluable tool for any undergraduate or graduate student at Mercyhurst University includes two panic buttons, one that immediately calls local emergency personnel, and the other directly connects to campus police; the ability to alert friends with notification and emergency messages, share your GPS location with selected contacts, and on campus resources.

Download the free UASK Hurst app on your Apple or Android device. Click one of the links below or search "UASK Hurst" on the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

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Title IX 

  • Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding (the vast majority of schools). Under Title IX, schools are legally required to respond and remedy hostile educational environments and failure to do so is a violation that means a school could risk losing its federal funding. Learn more

Clery Act

  • The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on campus and school safety policies. This information is available each year in an Annual Security Report (ASR), which can be found on your school’s website. It also requires schools to send timely warnings to the school community when there are known risks to public safety on campus.

    The Clery Act contains the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights, which requires colleges to disclose educational programming, campus disciplinary process, and victim rights regarding sexual violence complaints. Learn more.

Learn More About The Platform

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