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:
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:
(304) 293-5600 - office
(304) 906-9930 - 24 Hour Hotline
WVU'S "IT'S ON US" CAMPAIGN
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.