Gettysburg College is committed to establishing and supporting an environment where students, faculty, employees, volunteers and guests can take full advantage of the academic and social offerings in a manner that supports the health, safety, and well-being of all individuals.
If members of our community observe behaviors inconsistent with this goal, it is important to immediately report concerns to the appropriate College department or official for prompt and timely investigation. Members of the Gettysburg College community have two options for officially reporting concerns:
For immediate emergency assistance, including assistance for imminent risk of suicide or harm to others, call 911 or Campus Safety at 717-337-6911:
A CARE concern is concerning behavior observed by a community member. Examples could include, but are not limited to: decline in academic performance, excessive absences/ghosting, unusual or marked change in behaviors, significant personal challenges, etc.
Bias incidents are a communication or action that is stereotypical, exclusionary, mocking, degrading, or invalidating, and usually related to actual or perceived affiliation to what are classified by law as protected classes, as well as other traits. Bias incidents may not constitute a violation of law or College policy, but may, nevertheless, have a significant negative effect on members of the campus community. The Bias Response and Education Protocol can also be used to address bias concerns arising from such traits.
A sexual misconduct incident is behavior of interpersonal violence that includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or stalking.
Sexual Misconduct – Anonymous
The College provides an option to report complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence from students and employees including sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking incidents anonymously.
A non-academic misconduct incident is behavior that includes, but is not limited to, alcohol, disorderly conduct, drugs, hazing, harassment, physical violence, or other violations of college policies.