Crisis Information

Emergencies: 911

CAPS (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm):
(814) 863-0395

Penn State Crisis Line (24/7):
(877) 229-6400

Crisis Text Line (24/7):
txt "LIONS" to 741741


CAPS Locations

- Student Health Center (SHC)
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Allenway Building (Downtown)
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How to take action to stop violence and hate crimes

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How to take action to stop violence and hate crimes...

Intolerance, discrimination and hate crimes are present in all communities and college campuses. Working to support and affirm differences is one way to change the environment in a healthy way in order for all of us to feel included as part of the Penn State community.

In addition to showing appreciation for each student's uniqueness, there are also times when quick and decisive action is needed in order to stop violence and protect students from danger. Hate crimes and violence in State College are more likely to occur at night and may involve perpetrators who are under the influence of alcohol or taking advantage of others who are.

In an emergency, when seconds count, Call 911 or 814-863-1111 for University Police.

If you've been the recipient of discrimination or a hate crime and do not know what to do, consider seeking assistance from one of the following campus support services:

If you are with a friend here is an example of how you could Show You Care if you witness a hate crime:

Communicate Care & Concern for Victims

Ask, Assess and Affirm Rights to Fair Treatment

Reach for Resources & Refer

Engage, Explain and Eliminate Danger

Remember to keep yourself safe in the process of helping others. Don't intervene directly and become another victim but take action to secure help for the victims in a situation by calling 911.

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