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For Students

GENERAL PREVENTION PROGRAMS

If you would like to schedule a Title IX training for your student organization or yourself, please utilize our online form.   So that our Education Team can best service you, please fill out the form as completely as possible:

                             

Training Request Form
                                        

If you have any questions regarding Title IX at West Virginia University, or if you are interested in learning more about how to help shift the culture on campus to one that doesn't allow power-based personal violence and how to educate other students about this topic, please contact our Senior Title IX Education Specialist:


Mariana Matthews  
(304) 293-5600 - office  
(304) 906-9930 - 24 Hour Hotline  
Mariana.Matthews@mail.wvu.edu


WVU'S "IT'S ON US" CAMPAIGN      It's On Us     

Join the “ It’s On Us” campaign at WVU by taking the pledge to do what you can to stop power-based personal violence on campus, then urge members of the campus community to do the same!

The “It’s On Us Campaign”, a national initiative that seeks to engage college students and members of campus communities to make a personal commitment to step off the sidelines and be a part of the solution to campus sexual assault. “It’s on Us” aims to fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. The campaign reflects the belief that sexual assault isn’t just an issue involving a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but one in which the rest of us have a role to play. The “Its On Us” Campaign is committed to creating an environment where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

You can contact Senior Title IX Education Specialist, Mariana at Mariana.Matthews@mail.wvu.edu to collaborate on It’s On Us events or to register your event under the campaign.

In addition to the It’s On Us campaign, we offer a WVU Peer Advocate Program to provide confidential resources to students affected by sexual assault and power-based personal violence. To speak to a WVU Peer Advocate, you can contact the 24-hour on-call line 304.906.9930.

If you would like to become a WVU Peer Advocate you can sign up for the three credit course, designed by the Title IX Office and the Center for Service and Learning. In this program, students will log a minimum of 60 iServe hours and will receive critical prevention information and response protocols for sexual assault and power-based personal violence. Students will learn medical response, legal, and judicial proceedings, counseling options, and criminal protocols. Additionally, students enrolled in the course will explore cultural sensitivity, human sexuality, and special population concerns. All are welcomed to attend current classes and encouraged to enroll in the course during Fall 2017 to receive course credit.

For more information on taking the course, volunteering, or an unpaid internship in our office, please contact Mariana at Mariana.Matthews@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.5600.

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