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Victims

Many resources are available on campus and in the community for victims of sexual or domestic misconduct and gender-based discrimination.

If you are or someone else is in imminent danger, call 911.

All victims of sexual assault have a right, under West Virginia law, to have a forensic medical examination and evidence kit collected after the assault in order to preserve any evidence of the assault. The nurse can also provide emergency contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other needed medical care.

Even if you are not sure that you want to file a police report, it can be helpful to have any available evidence collected in case you decide to file a report with law enforcement at a later date.

Ruby Memorial Hospital and West Virginia University will waive the cost of the medical examination for students.

You can obtain a forensic exam and evidence kit at:

WVU RUBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
1 Medical Center Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26506

On-Campus Resources

Office of Equity Assurance

WVU’s Office of Equity Assurance investigates any Title IX related incidents reported to the University. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, power-based personal violence, or gender-based discrimination, you can file a report with WVU’s Title IX Coordinator:

James Goins, Jr.
Title IX Coordinator
1085 Van Voorhis, Suite 250
Morgantown, WV 26506-6202
(304) 293-5600
james.goins@mail.wvu.edu

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
PO Box 6202
Morgantown, WV 26506

The Office of Equity Assurance can also assist students with a number of interim measures, including but not limited to:

If you would like to discuss your options while remaining anonymous, you can contact a Title IX Education Specialist to be connected with a student WVU Peer Advocate:

Mariana Matthews
Title IX Education Specialist
mariana.matthews@mail.wvu.edu
Office - (304) 293-5600
Cell - (304) 906-9930


WellWVU Carruth Center

The WELLWVU Carruth Center’s confidential services and programs are designated to support students, faculty and staff through challenging and difficult experiences and changes in order to help them succeed in college and guide them toward a more fulfilling life.

These services are provided in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, and multiculturally sensitive for all students, faculty, and staff.

Drop-in counseling is available for students Monday through Friday from 8:15AM - 4:00PM.

Health and Education Building
390 Birch Street
Morgantown, WV
(304) 293-4431

University Police Department

WVU encourages anyone who believes they have experienced domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking to make a report to law enforcement.

If the incident occurred on campus, and it is not an emergency, contact University Police at:

992 Elmer Prince Drive
P.O. Box 6563
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-COPS (2677)

You can also download the University’s free safety app, LiveSafe. This app allows students to share information and safety  concerns with WVU Police by submitting a text, picture, video, live chat, and audio tips while remaining anonymous.

Students may also send their caller ID and location to WVU Police when they call or message for help to allow for a faster response; view a safety map that displays where recent incidents have occurred, as well as nearby safety locations; and receive timely notifications about important safety information.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct  will provide leadership to ensure the University is a living-learning community.Specific advising services are offered to individuals who wish to bring charges against a student and to students against whom charges have been made. These services include an explanation of substantive and due process rights, the right of appeal, the right to a fair hearing, and the opportunity to understand and use the Code.

87 Boreman North 
Morgantown, WV 
(304) 293-8111 

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services assists enrolled students with legal matters regardless of whether or not the matters involve other students or are WVU-related. They can be reached at:

Elizabeth Moore Hall
1507 University Ave
Morgantown, WV
(304) 293-4897

WVU College of Law Child and Family Law Clinic

WVU’s Child and Family Advocacy Partnership provides legal representation in cases of child custody, guardianship, domestic relations, and domestic violence. They can be reached at:

101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV
(304) 293-5301

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

WVU’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is a free service offered to employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides professional staff and a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them. They can be reached at:

1085 Van Voorhis Rd, Suite 218-220
Morgantown, WV
(304) 293-5590

Off-Campus Resources

Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center

(304) 292-5100
http://www.rdvic.org/ 

Morgantown Police Department

(304) 284-7522
http://www.morgantownwv.gov/quick-links/police-department/ 

Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department

(304) 291-7290
http://www.monsheriff.com/

Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office

Victim’s Assistance Program
(304) 291-7286
http://www.vwapwv.com/wvcounties/Monongalia.html

Monongalia County Health Department

(304) 598-5100
http://www.monchd.org/

Seeking help?

If you are fearful for yourself or another person in your current environment or situation call 911 immediately.

Find an emergency contact

West Virginia University Campus Police: 304-293-3136.

WELLAWARE

An interactive bystander intervention training program that teaches students to realistically and effectively intervene in high-risk situations.

Learn more about WELLAWARE

File a complaint

File a complaint regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual & domestic misconduct (including sexual assault), stalking, or retaliation.

File now

Prevention Programs

Learn more about sexual assault and power-based personal violence prevention programs offered at West Virginia University.

View available programs.

WVU Peer Advocates

Get involved and make a difference

West Virginia University signed onto the national It’s On Us campaign in 2015 to continue violence prevention efforts and reinforce Mountaineers’ rights under Title IX.

Under the It’s On Us campaign, the University coordinates the WVU Peer Advocate program. Through this initiative, expertly trained students work to end sexual assault and power-based personal violence on campus through immediate crisis intervention and prevention awareness events.

Any student is welcome and encouraged to become a WVU Peer Advocate and can become involved by contacting a Title IX Education Specialist.

  • To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Take the Pledge