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James Goins, Jr.

Director of Equity Assurance/ Title IX Coordinator

A portrait of James Goin, Junior.

James Goins currently serves as the Director of Equity Assurance and the Title IX Coordinator in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

He previously served as the Senior Investigator within this unit and holds certification for Title IX Coordinator, Advanced Title IX Coordinator and Investigator. In addition, James is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a certified police officer in the State of WV for over fourteen years. James earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Fairmont State University and received his Masters of Legal Studies degree WVU. 

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WVU Peer Advocates

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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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