PCOM Title IX Support, Resources Guide and Frequently Asked Questions
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Support and Resources

Know your rights. If you are involved in an act of sexual misconduct, you can expect the following:

  • Reasonable changes to academic and living situations
  • Referrals to counseling
  • Assistance in notifying law enforcement
  • Opportunity to have others present at the disciplinary hearing
  • Notification of outcomes of hearing, sanctions, and terms of sanctions
  • Opportunity and assistance to speak (or choose not to speak) to anyone regarding the outcome
  • Name and identifying information kept private

The reporting options below initiate a response from the College or other entities.

  1. Report Misconduct: Participate in College process only. Report to Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator) or any responsible employee.
  2. Report Misconduct: Participate in criminal process only. Report to Police, call 911.
  3. Report Misconduct: Participate in College and criminal process. Report to Police, 911, to Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator) or a responsible employee.
  4. Report Misconduct: Choose not to participate in any process. Report to Police, 911, to Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator) or a responsible employee.

The following College personnel can assist in the reporting of incidents of sexual harassment:

Alina Torres-Zickler
PCOM Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator)

Michael Lombardo
Executive Director, Student Affairs
Hassman Academic Center, E108D

Kimberly Lopez
Equity Coordinator
Human Resources Suite - Old Peachtree Building

Patience Mason
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Center for Student Affairs - Old Peachtree Building

Heidi Browning
Assistant Director of Security and Public Safety
Room 141

Campus Support Information: Click here for a comprehensive list of PCOM supportive resources available for students, faculty and staff.

Community Support Information: Click here to view a list of local and national support centers.

If time has passed since the incident, where can I receive medical care?

Non-urgent medical care can be conducted at a primary care physician’s office or a local urgent care center. Local community resources provide follow up medical care as well.

If I speak to someone about my assault, who needs to know?

If you speak with a PCOM faculty, staff, or employee, they are required to report the information to the Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator).

The information will be kept as private as possible to address needs on a case by case basis. Community resources are confidential and will not result in notification to the College.

What is a "responsible employee"?

The College considers all faculty, staff and employees to be Responsible Employees who are required to promptly report to the Equity and Title IX Manager (Title IX Coordinator) or Compliance any information they receive about sexual harassment in violation of this policy.

Responsible employees who become aware of conduct prohibited by this policy that occurs on a PCOM campus or in an officially College-sponsored program or activity must report it.

Medical care after sexual harassment is important for your overall care. In order to preserve evidence, try not to eat, drink, shower, change clothes or smoke. It is not required to have evidence collected in order to get medical care following an act of sexual harassment.

Philadelphia Safety Collaborative
215-425-1625 (Phila. County)
This is where the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) is located. They can provide forensic exams, collect evidence and provide follow up medical care. PSARC is open 24/7 and has specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) on call who can perform forensic rape exams and gather evidence.

Lankenau Medical Center
100 E. Lancaster Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

MOSAIC Georgia provides forensic exams, can collect evidence and provides additional medical support.

Northside Hospital Gwinnett
1000 Medical Center Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

The Haven
The Haven provides forensic exams, can collect evidence and provides additional medical support.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center
3131 South Main Street
Moultrie, GA 31768

All appropriate supportive measures will be assessed on a case by case basis for parties involved with acts of sexual harassment. These may include, but are not limited to adjustments to academics and no contact directives. Other changes may be considered when applicable or feasible.