Sexual Misconduct Prevention and 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.

Student Handbook: Section 4: Sexual Misconduct Policy (Page 22)

Find information About:

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


The Prevention Innovations Research Center and STEM Discovery Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and NH Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Project at the Attorney General’s Office have partnered to develop a smartphone application [app] called uSafeUS, which will provide information and resources for victims of sexual assault and their supporters on college and university campuses statewide.

Thank you for your commitment to be a Raven and remember, It’s On Us, all of us, at Franklin Pierce University, to end all forms sexual violence.


(SART): Jim Earle, Dawn Broussard, Maureen Sturgis, Lee Potter, Nicole Newell, Kathleen Dougherty, and Jill Bassett.


Jill Bassett, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Retention

Student Affairs(603) 899-4178

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.