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Training

TITLE IX POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Title IX training is available for students, faculty and staff through West Virginia University. The in-person training sessions provide education on individuals’ rights under Title IX and resources that are available both on- and off-campus. Additionally, conversations on sexual assault, power-based personal violence, consent, and prevention efforts are facilitated.

To host an in-person Title IX training, or if you have any questions regarding Title IX at West Virginia University, contact one of the Title IX Education Specialists:

Mariana Matthews  
(304) 293-5600 office  
(304) 906-9930 mobile  
Mariana.Matthews@mail.wvu.edu
  

Other related trainings are also available for West Virginia University faculty and staff:

All faculty and staff at West Virginia University are considered responsible employees. This means that when a Title IX related incident is disclosed to them, they must report it to the University to ensure the individual’s safety. 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.     

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.
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