Reporting to local law enforcement
Victims may choose to pursue resolution through local law enforcement as well as through the university's processes if the alleged violation is also a crime. Criminal acts under the scope of this policy include but are not limited to: assault, stalking, rape, domestic violence, and dating violence. Contact information for outside law enforcement is provided below:
Central Bucks Regional Police Department
Non-emergency line: 215.345.4143
Doylestown Township Police Department
Non-emergency line: 215.348.4201
Emergency assistance: Dial 911
The University strongly encourages and supports victims and complainants in choosing this option and will assist as requested in connecting individuals with appropriate local officials. Delaware Valley University's main campus straddles two local municipalities and the university operates other facilities (e.g. the Gemmill Campus, the Roth Farm). The Department of Public Safety is available for guidance in determining the appropriate jurisdiction and contact information.
Pursuing action through local law enforcement does not prevent the university from taking action as well, or from a complainant requesting formal action by the university. The university's conduct proceedings differ in mission and purpose from the criminal justice system and represent two separate processes. For that reason, reports made to the university will be evaluated and may proceed through university grievance procedures independent of any action being pursued through the criminal justice system.
Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
Complaints of violations under Title IX, or inquiries regarding same, may also be referred to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education at the following address:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323