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Stop. Act. Respect.


Stop. Act. Respect Prevention Mini Grants

These funds, part of the Big 12 Title IX Violence and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention Fund, will help WVU provide training and programming to foster campus-wide efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.

  • Faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund initiatives within this project scope. APPLICATION for grants.
  • In addition, WVU will be providing Bystander Awareness "Train the Trainer" sessions to student groups. To request this training for your group, contact Akeya Carter-Bozman in the DEI office.

Save the Date - March 4, 2020

Jackson Katz Lecture and Q&A

Sex, Violence and Silence: Why Ending Gender Violence is on All of Us

6 - 7 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center

WVU will welcome Jackson Katz, educator, author and filmmaker, long-recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists working in gender violence prevention with men and boys.

Jackson Katz

*This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the Big 12 Violence and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention Fund and by support from the following campus sponsors:

  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies
  • Department of Housing and Residence Life
  • Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • LGBTQ+ Center
  • Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • RiseWVU
  • Student Life
  • WellWVU
  • Women's Resource Center


Notice the issues

Assess if the scene is safe to intervene

If it's not safe, get help - call 911 or use your LiveSafe app.


Ask for help

Create a distraction

Talk directly to those involved

When ACTing as a bystander to prevent discrimination and violence, always be respectful.


Being a Mountaineer connects us. Respect others' diverse differences, listen non-judgmentally, affirm that you understand. And last, honor each others' experiences and opinions.

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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