Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Support

Franklin Pierce University is committed to creating a community free from violence. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking as defined by State and Federal laws, will not be tolerated at Franklin Pierce University.

The University recognizes the necessity of a community which is open and intellectually stimulating, where diversity of ideas is valued and every person's safety, dignity, and autonomy is respected whether they are students, faculty, or staff, and regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, class, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

At Franklin Pierce University, we believe that every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and we support the creation and maintenance of a safe and positive living and learning environment. To that end, the information contained on this web page was developed to educate the Pierce Community regarding issues of sexual misconduct through awareness and prevention. This webpage provides resources to both victims of sexual misconduct as well as to those who are in positions to support these individuals.

Find information About:

  • The definition of Sexual Misconduct
  • The definition of Consent
  • Options for Assistance
  • Student Rights
  • University response (including retaliation, confidentiality, rights, statistical reporting, education, counseling, & timely warnings)
  • Reporting Options


uSafeUS® is a free, confidential app that helps protect you and your friends, both on and off-campus. Download and select Franklin Pierce University (selection location of campus) for immediate access to quick-and-easy tools that help you quickly leave uncomfortable situations, and find guidance and support in the aftermath of sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking.

  • Fake a call or text from someone on your contact list (without ever notifying them)
  • Automatically text up to 3 friends to follow-up with you if you don’t arrive when expected, and allow them to briefly track you via GPS
    with your permission
  • Get help from a bartender or wait staff with an SOS disguised as a drink recipe
  • Find answers to questions around sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking that you may not feel comfortable asking out loud
  • Find out more about your options for reporting and care following an incident

Download for free from the App Store or Google Play today.


Franklin Pierce Sexual Assault Response Team logo

(SART): Dr. Andrew Pollom, Dawn Broussard, Kris Towle, Jonathan Kiley, Kristina Lynch, Erica Peery, Nicole Newell, Dan Gardner, Colin Seifrit and Kat Dougherty

Reporting a Sexual Assault

CONTACT Student Conduct

Kat Dougherty, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
(603) 899-4178
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.