• Resources & Reporting

  • How To Report Gender Violence

Confidential Reporting Options

  • As stated in the Mercyhurst University Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct Policy: All reports of sexual misconduct will be handled in confidence to the extent allowed by law.

    A person desiring that the details of an incident of sexual misconduct be kept confidential should speak with individuals who are confidential sources for assistance:

      • Medical professionals in the Cohen Student Health Center
      • Counselors and mental health professionals in the Counseling Center
      • Victim Advocate from the Crime Victim Center

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Non-Confidential Reporting Options

  • As stated in the Mercyhurst University Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct Policy: Certain campus officials have a duty to report sexual misconduct for federal statistical reporting purposes through The Clery Act.

    Responsible employees, are required to share reported details and personally identifiable information with the Title IX Coordinator.

    Responsible employees include, but are not limited to,

      • Title IX Coordinator
      • Police & Safety
      • Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct
      • Assistants Directors and Residence Life
      • Resident Assistants 
      • Administrators
      • Athletic coaches and trainers
      • Advisors to student organizations
      • All faculty

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Mercyhurst University Title IX Office

  • Mercyhurst University policy prohibits sexual harassment and sexual and gender based misconduct. Respect for the dignity and work of each individual is a guideline of the University.   

    Mercyhurst University encourages those who have experienced any form of sex discrimination to report the incident promptly and to seek all available assistance.  Mercyhurst University takes complaints very seriously and will work with complainants to ensure their safety and to remedy the situation. 

    The Title IX Coordinator serves as the central reference person for information about filing a complaint and the investigative procedure, as well as providing available support services and interim measures.

    Contact Title IX if you are concerned that a sex-based violation, including sexual violence, relationship violence and abuse has occurred to yourself or a friend. 

  • Alice Agnew, Title IX Coordinator


  • Address

    501 E 38th St, 311 Egan Hall, Erie, PA 16546

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Mercyhurst University Residence Life & Student Conduct

  • The Office of Residence Life and Student Conduct provides a living environment that enables each student to develop holistically through educational opportunities. The Residence Life program recognizes that learning extends well beyond the classroom and continues into the area in which students live and fosters that development through provided campus housing. Students will be encouraged to participate as active members of their communities, while maintaining acceptable standards of behavior while respecting the rights, privileges and properties of all members of the community. Students should leave the Residence Life program with the skills necessary to be productive, contributing members of society.

  • Main Office


  • On-Call Residence Life Staff


  • Address

    501 E 38th St, 323 Egan Hall, Erie, PA 16546

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Mercyhurst University Police & Safety

  • Mercyhurst University Police & Safety are committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its campus community. Police & Safety are continuously striving to build and maintain a high level of cooperation between the entire campus community in order to focus on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education. The staff consists of sworn police officers with arrest powers. Officers will respond to calls and onsite visits to assist students with any matter of personal safety.

    Police & Safety work around the clock to maintain a safe atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike.

  • Main Line


  • Secondary Line


  • Address

    501 E 38th St, Lower Level of McAuley Hall, Erie, PA 16546

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Erie Police Department

  • The mission of the Erie Police Department (EPD) is to provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community. EPD strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice. EPD actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime, and to report crimes that do occur. 

    EPD will be called in by Mercyhurst Police and Safety when reports lead to an investigation.  EPD Officers are trained to help an individual who has experienced sexual violence to navigate through the legal process.

  • Non-Emergency Number


  • Address

    626 State Street, Erie, PA 16501

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