Title IX

Messiah University is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for its employees; as such we take active measures against all discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual harassment, including violence and any type of sexual misconduct.

These behaviors are demeaning and interfere with the rights of others to pursue their education in an atmosphere that is safe and respectful. While this policy obviously addresses overt acts of harassment and assault, any sexual contact without consent and any gender-based violence are strictly prohibited. Examples of violent and unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • sexual contact while a person is incapacitated
  • sexual exploitation of another person, such as posting sexual pictures on social media
  • coercion for sexual contact
  • stalking
  • threatening or intimidating a person for sexual contact

Incidents which are considered to be a violation of this policy should be reported immediately.

We want to help!

Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, including any type of sexual violence or sexual misconduct is encouraged to report the matter. Students may go to the following website to obtain information about various support services (both confidential and official):

Students who witness or learn of another person becoming the victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, including any type of sexual violence or sexual misconduct are urged to report the matter.   The following members of the University community have been specifically trained on Title IX and Clery regulations:

Title IX Coordinator
Amanda Coffey
Vice President for
Human Resources & Compliance
Old Main 2nd Floor

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Bryce Wickard
Director of Safety
Greenbriar Building

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Doug Wood
Dean of Students
Eisenhower 204

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Brooke Good
Assistant Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Administrator/Title IX Coordinator
Sollenberger Sports Center 140B 
717-796-1800 x.7359


Inquiries may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators identified above or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States, Department of Education.  To find the office that serves your area, call 800-421-3481.


If you believe that you are a victim of crime including sexual assault or rape at Messiah University, know that you have these specific rights: Resources and Reporting Options

Campus Resources

  • General Questions, and Concerns: Coordinator for Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Education – Hannah McBride, x2608
  • Campus Safety and Security: Department of Safety – x6005 (24 Hour Dispatch); Emergencies, x6565
  • Safety & Police Reporting Info: Department of Safety – Bryce Wickard, Director of Safety, x7272
  • Counseling and Emotional Support Services: Engle Center – x5357
  • Health Services: Engle Center – x6035

Messiah Campus Ministries

  • 717-691-6017

Off-Campus Resources


Police Information:

  • Upper Allen Twp. Police (Cumberland County): 911
  • Carroll Twp. Police (York County): 717-766-0249

Medical Treatment:

  • Harrisburg Hospital: 717-221-6250
  • Carlisle Regional Medical Center: 717-249-1212
  • Holy Spirit Hospital: 717-763-2100
  • Pinnacle Health West Shore Hospital: 717-791-2400

Sexual Assault:

  • Cumberland County Advocacy & Rape Crisis Services:
    • Office: 1-888-727-2877
    • HOTLINE: 717-258-4324 OR 717-258-1143
  • YWCA Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Services in Harrisburg
    • 1-800-654-1211 OR 717-238-7273
    • Open 24 Hours/7 Days Week

*Special thanks to Gettysburg College for allowing us to adapt language from their materials.