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Women's Resource Network

The Women’s Resource Network is charged with serving the Purdue Community through resources, referrals and educational programs. Please feel free to contact us for assistance in finding appropriate campus services.

Sexual Assault/Relationship Violence

Sexual violence is any form of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or dating or domestic violence. Stalking can also be a form of sexual violence.

Sexual assault is any sexual contact, including but not limited to intercourse (rape), that occurs without consent and/or through coercion.

Consent is a clear and freely given agreement for sexual contact.

Coercion is any kind of pressure or persuasion used to influence a person’s decision to engage in sexual activity. Coercion can be physical, verbal or emotional.

Sexual assault is not about sex or an assailant’s sexual desires. It's about exerting power and control over another person. This means that regardless of how someone dresses or acts or where or how they choose to spend their time, a person who is sexually assaulted is never to blame for the assault. The only person responsible for the assault is the assailant.

If you or someone you know is dealing with an incident of sexual violence or sexual assault, there are resources for you.

Reporting Options:
Reporting a sexual assault is optional but highly encouraged. Victims have a number of different reporting options.

Law Enforcement (Emergency: Call 911)
The assault should be reported to the agency with jurisdiction over the area where the assault occurred; however, if you call any of the following, they should be able to direct you to the appropriate department.

Purdue University Police Department

West Lafayette Police Department

Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department

Lafayette Police Department

Non-Confidential Reporting Options
Reporting a sexual assault to the University is optional but strongly encouraged so that the University may take steps to protect the safety and well-being of all University community members, including an internal University investigation, separate and distinct from the criminal justice process. Matters reported to the below offices will be kept as private as possible, in consideration of the victim’s wishes as well as the need to ensure the safety of all University community members.

Title IX Coordinator
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Young Hall, Room 1029
(765) 494-5830

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Basement
(765) 494-1250

Office of the Dean of Students
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Second Floor
(765) 494-1747


Confidential Reporting Options
A sexual assault can be reported to the below office and remain entirely confidential. Purdue staff from this office are not required to report to law enforcement or other University officials identifying information about the assault, unless the victim is a minor.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
601 Stadium Mall Drive (in PUSH)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
(765) 494-6995

Additional information on sexual assault support services and reporting process can be found here
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Title IX
As Purdue University’s Title IX Officer, Alysa Christmas Rollock, Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, is responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns may be directed as follows:

Alysa Christmas Rollock
Vice President for Ethics and Compliance
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 1029
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
(765) 494-5830

Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Pamela Nesbitt                                                                                          
Director, Academic Units and Employee Communication in HR
Vice President for Human Resources
401 S. Grant
West Lafayette, IN  47907
(765) 494-1185 office; (765) 494-6138 fax

Barbara J. Frazee
Executive Director of University Residences
University Residences
Smalley Center, Room 102
1225 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-1001 office; (765) 494-0718 fax

James R. Hintz
Interim Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Students
Schleman Hall, Room 207
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-1747 office; (765) 496-1550 fax

Catherine E. Pope
Managing Director, Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Office of the Provost
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 1045
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN   47907
(765) 494-9879 office; (765) 496-1295 fax

Catherine Jean Wright-Eger
Leadership Advisor
Purdue Athletic Department/John R. Wooden Leadership Institute
Drew and Brittany Brees Academic Learning Center, Room 216
1000 N. John R. Wooden Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-1294 office; (765) 496-1280 fax

More information on Title IX can be found:
Title IX Purdue and You link here

Clery Act
The Clery Act is a federal law designed to ensure that people are properly informed about campus crimes. For more information on the Clery Act and reporting at Purdue, please see:

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