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Resources and Reporting Options

We support the choices individuals make — whether or not to report, and to whom to report — and recognize that these choices are particularly difficult in some cases. If you are unsure whether or not you'd like to file a formal report, you can meet with a private Title IX Specialist to discuss your reporting options first. If you wish to speak to someone anonymously, please call or text the Anonymous On-Call Line at 304-906-9930. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day.

The Office of Equity Assurance and the legal system work independently, but in coordination with one another. Individuals may file a report with the University, law enforcement, both or with neither. The standards for determining a violation of criminal law are different than the standard in WVU’s grievance procedures, neither the results of a criminal investigation, nor the decision of law enforcement to investigate or decline to investigate a matter, is a determinative factor of whether a violation of Board of Governors Governance Rule 1.6 has occurred.

Any member of the campus community who has witnessed or is aware of any of the prohibited conduct on Board of Governors Governance Rule 1.6 is encouraged to report. WVU’s Office of Equity Assurance investigates every civil rights or Title IX related incident reported to the University. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, power-based personal violence, or discrimination or harassment, you can file a report with WVU’s Director of Equity Assurance/Title IX Coordinator:

James Goins Jr.
Director of Equity Assurance
Title IX Coordinator
1085 Van Voorhis, Suite 250
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202
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You can also file a report online or through mail by downloading the complaint form and mailing it to:

Office of Equity Assurance
1085 Van Voorhis, Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202
Morgantown, WV 26506

Responsible Employees

All faculty and staff at West Virginia University are considered responsible employees. This means that when a Title IX related or other forms of discrimination and harassment incident are disclosed to them, they must report it to the University to ensure the safety of the individual and the campus community.

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Counselors and pastoral staff are exempt from this and maintain a confidential status. Title IX Education Specialists and WVU Peer Advocates are considered private resources, meaning that they do not report specific cases to the University, only demographic/non-identifying information that can be used in West Virginia University’s Annual Campus Security Report.

Anonymous and Confidential Resources

If you wish to speak to someone anonymously, please call the anonymous On-Call Line at 304-906-9930. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day. You may also call the WVU LGBTQ+ Center at 304-293-9593 during business hours.

Confidential resources are individuals who have been identified by the Title IX Office as individuals or entities that DO NOT have to report incidences of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

Included in this list are:

  • Counselors and therapists affiliated with the Carruth Counseling Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services - 304-293-4431
  • Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (Morgantown, WV) - 304-293-5100
  • Counselors and therapists affiliated with Potomac State College - 304-788-6976
  • Ministers and pastors who are serving students' religious needs on campus
  • AWAY, Formerly Women's Resource Center: (Beckley, WV) 
  • Counselors and therapists affiliated with West Virginia University Institute of Technology - 304-929-1237
  • Faculty Ombudsperson Office (for faculty only) a confidential, independent, informal, and neutral resource for faculty members; this office can assist faculty members with workplace conflicts and concerns by listening, providing information, exploring options, coaching through difficult conversations and circumstances, and facilitating discussions. - 304-293-6338

Law Enforcement

University Police Department
For immediate assistance, dial 911.
Sexual Assault Prevention Information

Morgantown Police Department
For immediate assistance, dial 911.

WVU College of Law Clinic

Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Victim Assistance Program

Supportive Measures

When an individual has experienced harm or is a party to an investigation, the Office of Equity Assurance can also assist students with a number of supportive measures, including but not limited to:

  • Access to counseling services
  • On-Campus No Contact Directive
  • Rescheduling exams/ assignments
  • Providing alternate course options
  • Changing class/work schedules
  • Changing work/job assignments
  • Temporary suspension to campus facilities/housing
  • Limit access to certain privileges and events
  • Escort to ensure safety
  • Medical care
  • Tutoring
  • University-imposed leave or suspension
  • Alternative housing options

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined by state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

– Board of Governors Rule 1.6

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1085 Van Voorhis Road Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202, Morgantown WV 26506-6202

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Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Trust your gut feeling. If you suspect any type of child abuse or neglect, including physical or sexual abuse, report it immediately.

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File a Complaint

There's no place for discrimination and harassment  on our campus. If you have experienced or have knowledge of discrimination or harassment, please report it to us.

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