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Daniel Swiger

Title VII and Title IX Investigator

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Danny is a Title VII and Title IX Investigator with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Daniel “Danny” conducts investigations in response to complaints made to the Office of Equity Assurance. He also provides information, consultation, counseling and training to WVU students and employees in the area of illegal discrimination and harassment.

Danny earned an Associate Degree in Police Science from Marshal University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State College.  Danny is a graduate of the 40th Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy and a Graduate of the 205th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Before joining WVU, Danny spent 25 years as a Trooper with the West Virginia State Police serving the citizens of West Virginia.  While in the State Police, Danny was assigned as a specialist investigating unsolved homicides, sexual assaults and child sexual exploitation.  His investigations resulted in multiple convictions in both State and Federal Court.  As a part of his investigative duties, Danny received a special deputation with the United States Marshal Service and was assigned as a part of the FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Danny rose to the Rank of First Lieutenant and was appointed Director of the elite Crimes Against Children Unit, which was his last duty station prior to retirement.

He is excited to begin the next chapter in his career and looks forward to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of the Students and Employees at WVU.

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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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