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SAFE Zone Training

The mission of Safe Zone is to foster an atmosphere of support and celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning individuals on the WVU campus. This program is co-sponsored by the West Virginia University Council on Sexual Orientation, the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Safe Zone provides students, faculty, and staff with access to more easily discernible individuals who are available to provide support and knowledge. The goals of the program include:

WVU’s Safe Zone symbol is a visual message to all that a campus community member has participated in Safe Zone training and is committed to fostering an atmosphere of support and celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals on the WVU campus.

For questions or to schedule a SAFE Zone Training, contact:

T. Anne Hawkins
Phone: 304.293.2316
Email:  tahawkins@mail.wvu.edu

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.


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

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

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Prevention Programs

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

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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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