Purpose of Form:
West Virginia University does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, retaliation, and prohibited relationships. All of this conduct is specifically defined and prohibited by WVU Board of Governors Rule 1.6: BOG Governance Rule 1.6. If you are unsure whether particular conduct is prohibited by Rule 1.6, but believe that it may be, you are encouraged to fill out this form.
This form may be filled out by the alleged victim/survivor (complainant) of conduct prohibited by Rule 1.6, mandatory reporters as outlined Rule 1.6 (including WVU faculty, staff and/or employees), or any other person who witnesses or has knowledge of such alleged conduct.
If you wish to remain Anonymous, you may seek services via our 24/7 Equity Assurance on-call phone at (304) 906-9930 or file a complaint with this request. However, please note that the ability to investigate an anonymous complaint is severely limited.
For the confidentiality of all parties, please understand that we may not follow up with you unless you are directly involved in this case, but we will always follow up with the people who were directly affected by the behavior you described in this complaint form. For example, we would not typically reach out to a professor who filed a complaint about something they heard secondhand from a student unless we have follow-up questions. Instead, we would contact the student directly to make sure they were OK. We hope you understand that we hold confidentiality in the highest regard.
Important Note for Victims/Survivors (complainant):
If you are a Victim/Survivor of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking and do not feel safe, please Call 911 immediately OR contact the University Police Department at (304) 293-3136.
You can also seek out additional support from the list below:
RDVIC (Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center) 24-hour hotline:
The Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center 24-hour hotline is 304-292-5100.
WELLWVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services:
Counselors and licensed psychologists offer free, confidential counseling and advocacy specifically for WVU Students.
Services available 24/7 304-293-4431. The Carruth Center is located at the Health and Education building on the Evansdale campus across from the Student Recreation Center. The entrance is the first door closest to the Student Rec Center (CPASS is located on the far side). It is a short walk from the Towers PRT station. There is also parking out front if you choose to drive. You can find additional information regarding hours, appointment times, and directions here: https://carruth.wvu.edu/services.
Contact the 24/7 Equity Assurance on-call phone (304) 906-9930
Reporting Procedure, Requirements, and Exemptions:
Anyone with knowledge of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, retaliation, and prohibited relationships is encouraged to fill out this form. If you are a West Virginia University employee and have such knowledge, you must fill out this form unless you have been explicitly told that you are a professional or pastoral counselor who is exempt from such disclosure. If you are making this report on behalf of someone else, you should let that person know that you must report what you have learned, but that confidential counseling is available at WELLWVU’s Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and that someone will follow up to provide resources and reporting options.
If you need additional accommodations to fill out this form, please contact James Goins, Jr., Director of Equity Assurance and Title IX Coordinator at 304-293-5600. Alternatively, you can also visit the Office of Equity Assurance for assistance in-person.
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Equity Assurance Office
1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202.
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
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