Rights and Reporting

Survivors’ Bill of Rights

If you are a survivor of sexual violence, you have many rights and resources available to you, regardless of whether you choose to report the behavior. These rights and resources include without limitation:

  • The right to be informed of your option to notify law enforcement of the assault and to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying law enforcement;
  • The right to be notified that on-campus, confidential counseling and mental health services for victims of sexual assault are available;
  • The right to receive private and confidential medical treatment and to be examined for personal injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy;
  • The right to be notified of options for and available assistance by the University in changing academic and living situations;
  • The right to be considered with the same credibility as a person reporting any other crime; and
  • The right to be treated without prejudice regarding race, class, lifestyle, sex, age, occupation, or religious beliefs.

Should you choose to take disciplinary action through the University disciplinary system, both the complainant and the respondent have the following rights:

  • The right to the same opportunity to have a support person present at any such proceeding;
  • The right to be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding in which sexual misconduct is alleged; and
  • The right to withdraw from campus hearings even though the University may continue the investigation.

Support Options — Confidential

There are options for individuals to confidentially report sexual violence, and those resources are also available to provide support without disclosing details of your report with others at the university. At La Salle, these confidential reporting options are:

  • Survivor/Complainant Advocate – 215-951-1387
    • Laura Cilia is the designated confidential resource for complainants/survivors of sexual violence. Her office is in the Student Counseling Center, which is in the Medical Office Building Suite 112. She can be reached via e-mail at cilia@lasalle.edu
  • Respondent Advocate – 215-951-1470
    • Brother Bob Kinzler is the designated confidential resource for respondents in sexual violence cases. His office is located in the Lower Level of College Hall near the De La Salle Chapel. He can be reached via e-mail at kinzler@lasalle.edu
  • Student Counseling Center – 215-951-1355
  • Substance Abuse and Violence Education Center Director – 215-951-1357
  • Student Health Center – 215-951- 1565
  • Ministry, Service, and Support Ordained Priest – 215-951-1976

Support Options — Private

Only the resources listed above are able to maintain confidentiality once receiving a report. All other faculty and staff at La Salle who are not listed in the section above are Responsible Employees. Responsible Employees are required by federal law to report information they receive regarding sexual misconduct to the university. These individuals receive annual notice and training related to this responsibility. While disclosure to a non-confidential faculty or staff member requires a report to be made, Responsible Employees will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. Information shared with them will never be disclosed to other faculty and staff who do not need to know about a situation.

Responsible Employees at La Salle:

  • All faculty members.
  • All University employees with the title of assistant director, associate dean or above;
  • Community Development and Residence Life staff members, including Resident Coordinators, RAs, CAs, and CCs.
  • All employees engaged in academic advising.
  • University staff accompanying students on off-campus programs or other University-related trips, within and outside the United States.
  • All employees in the following divisions, departments, or offices:
    • Academic Deans;
    • Academic Skills Center;
    • Admissions;
    • Athletics;
    • Bursar;
    • Conference Services;
    • Career Services;
    • Financial Aid;
    • Human Resources;
    • International Education;
    • La Salle University Public Safety
    • President’s Office;
    • Provost’s Office;
    • Registrar;
    • All employees identified as Campus Security Authorities.
  • Title IX Coordinator. Dawn Soufleris, Vice President of Student Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for student concerns or her designee fills this role at La Salle. Her office is located in Union 123, and she can be reached at soufleris@lasalle.edu