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Do you need to report an incident of sexual misconduct?

You are in the right place!

You have many options when telling someone about an incident of sexual misconduct when you are ready:  You can go online, speak in person, or make a phone call. University employees and student employees at JMU are responsible employees and are obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct to Title IX. Title IX honors confidentiality and your privacy is protected at JMU.

The Title IX Office understands that whoever you may be, it can be difficult to come forward with information about sexual assault. Telling someone about your experience or about your friend's experience ensures that those involved in an incident of sexual misconduct or violence will receive information about supportive resources and options for moving forward. Distress, anxiety, and depression are serious, and there are professional resources available that could lead to recovery and healing. Our office thanks you for taking the first step to recovery for yourself or for someone you know who has experienced sexual assault.

Your Options

Title IX Officers

Come talk to us at any time! We would love to address any concerns or answer any of your questions. Our Title IX team is charged with receiving reports of sexual misconduct and formal complaints under Policy 1340 and providing outreach and support to those involved. 


Reports Involving Students, Affiliates, Visitors

Amy Sirocky-Meck
Title IX Coordinator
(540) 568-5214
sirockam@jmu.edu

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Reports Involving Faculty

Dr. Marilou Johnson
Vice Provost for Academic Development
(540) 568-3404
johnsomx@jmu.edu

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Reports Involving Staff

Jennifer Toth
Human Resources Consultant
(540) 568-3968
tohjm@jmu.edu

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Reports Involving Athletics

Jennifer Phillips
Associate AD for Compliance/SWA
(540) 568-8036
phill2jr@jmu.edu

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Main Office

Taylor Morris
Administrative Assistant
(540) 568-5219
titleix@jmu.edu

There could be an instance where information will be shared only on a need-to-know basis in the event that interim measures need to be coordinated or in the event that someone may need to be connected to professional resources. Interim measures include temporary university-housing changes, academic assistance between professors, temporary transportation changes, and more.


Online Reporting

JMU Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form - Click the link and it will take you directly to the online form that will be submitted directly to the Title IX Office.


Law Enforcement

JMU Police
(540) 568-6911 for an emergency
(540) 568-6912 for nonemergencies


Harrisonburg Police
911 for an emergency
(540) 434-4436 for nonemergencies

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, please dial 911! The police can provide immediate response and protection.


Anonymous Reporting

JMU Police has two anonymous reporting options available that do not reveal the identity of the individual reporting, but these may prove to be difficult or impossible to provide help to those who need it and/or when conducting a formal complaint unless sufficient information is provided.

Silent Witness Program - Click the link and it will take you directly to the anonymous online reporting form that will be submitted to the JMU Police Department. 

LiveSafe - Click the link to learn how you can report incidents of sexual misconduct or harassment on your phone. After learning more, you have the option of downloading LiveSafe on your phone!


University Employees

You may feel more comfortable talking about an incident to a trusted mentor who is a University employee. These people include but are not limited to:

  • Resident Assistants
  • Instructors
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Supervisors
  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Academic advisors
  • Club and organization advisors

All University employees, including student employees, are required to report all disclosures of sexual misconduct to Title IX in accordance with Policy 1340. Although these individuals are required to report to Title IX, they are also required to keep information confidential.

Every individual’s privacy is protected and respected at JMU under FERPA. Information will be discreetly shared only on a need-to-know basis so that those involved in an incident of sexual misconduct may be provided with advocacy resources and/or receive interim measures.


Confidential Reporting

There is no confidential reporting, but an individual always has the option of seeking and working with confidential resources. Confidential resources are University employees who provide or support the provision of counseling, advocacy, health, mental health, or sexual assault-related services to members of the University community. Confidential resources also include affiliates who are pastoral or religious counselors. These confidential resources are exempt from reporting incidents of sexual misconduct to Title IX. To learn more, please visit Sexual Misconduct Resources.

 

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