The Department of Special Services offers a comprehensive victim support, sensitive crime investigation unit, and safety education program to assist members of the Penn community affected by criminal victimization.
Members of the Penn community may inquire and receive support services when victimized by any type of crime. The investigation of sensitive crimes and incidents, however, such as, rape, sexual assault, relationship or domestic violence, harassment and stalking, is a prominent part of Special Services’ operations. Highly trained personnel are available to offer immediate assistance, including crisis intervention, accompaniment to legal and medical proceedings, options counseling and advocacy, and linkages to other University and community resources, including Penn Police, Student Health Services, Counseling/Psychological Services, Penn Women's Center, Office of Student Conduct, VPUL (Vice Provost of University Life) as well as city, state and federal resources.
Contact Special Services
215-898-4481 (898-6600 off-hours)