King’s College has developed a comprehensive program to educate and provide support to our students throughout their undergraduate experience at the College. Respect for the dignity of each person regardless of their background, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religious beliefs/practices, ethnic and racial backgrounds is core to the experience of the King’s College community.

Prior to arriving on campus all new first-year and transfer students must complete the first phase of the program focusing on issues regarding sexual assault and alcohol and drug use. The modules address risks and decision making on these issues.

Throughout the Holy Cross Experience Course (HCE 101) incoming students further their understanding of sexual misconduct and alcohol and drug usage. They gain an understanding of campus policies and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and participate in bystander education training, which demonstrates when to intervene and how to do so safely in order to help other students and members of the community. We also provide additional educational experiences including speakers and showing of the documentary The Hunting Ground, as well as other programs on these and other topics to help students develop as a person.

Biannually, the College conducts a Campus Climate Survey utilizing materials from Skyfactor/EBI to evaluate the campus on issues related to diversity and sexual assault. These results are used to help improve our educational efforts, awareness and service for students.

College Policies

King’s College Statement of Non Discrimination: King’s College is committed to equal opportunity in: the admission of students, the administration of educational programs and activities for employees and applicants for employment, without discrimination based on race, national, or ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or disability, in accordance with applicable laws.

Visit our Student Handbook page to review the Alcohol and Drug Policy and the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Title IX and Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Other Behaviors

Anyone may file a report of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior by visiting our Confidential Reporting page or by directly contacting our Title IX Coordinator:

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Mr. Robert McGonigle
John Lane C.S.C. House
166 North Franklin Street
(570) 208-5875
rbmcgoni@kings.edu

Information about Title IX requirements is available from the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at their website www2.ed.gov/ocr. The website has information on Title IX and how to file a complaint online. The regional office can be contacted at U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323. Telephone: (215) 656-8541. Facsimile: (215) 656-8605. Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov

On-Campus Resources

Counseling Center (confidential reporter)
Sixth Floor Administration Building, Room 620
570-208-5873

Student Health Center (confidential reporter)
Andre Hall, 72 W. North Street
570-208-5852

Campus Ministry - Pastoral Counseling (confidential reporter)
Campus Ministry Center
Corner of Jackson and North Franklin Streets
570-208-5890

Victim’s Advocate (non-confidential reporter/mandated reporter)
Residence Life Office
First Floor, Room 100, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
570-208-5856

Residence Life Staff (non-confidential reporter/mandated reporter)
Associate Dean, Associate Director, Hall Directors, Resident Counselors, and Resident Assistants
First Floor, Room 100, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
570-208-5856

Student Affairs Office (non-confidential reporter/mandated reporter)
Rev. John Lane C.S.C. House, 166 North Franklin Street
570-208-5875
studentaffairs@kings.edu

Campus Safety and Security (non-confidential reporter/mandated reporter)
Alumni Hall, Room 107-108
570-208-5900

Other Faculty and Staff (non-confidential reporter/ mandated reporters)

 

Off-Campus Resources

Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Treatment

Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services (WVADS, Inc.)
437 N. Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1613
570-820-8888

Clearbrook, Inc.
37 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
800-582-6241

Sexual Assault

Victims Resource Center (confidential reporter)
360 East End Shopping Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-823-0765

Domestic Violence Service Center (confidential reporter)
P.O. Box 2177
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
1-800-424-5600 (toll free)

Medical Treatment

Care Works Urgent Care
1155 E. Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-808-5135

MedExpress Urgent Care
Triangle Plaza
677 Kidder Street
Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA 18702
570-825-2046

Commonwealth Health - Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
570-829-8111

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
1000 E. Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
570-808-7300

Police

Wilkes-Barre Police Department
15 N. Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Emergency: 911
Automated Directory: 570-208-4200