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Sexual Misconduct Resources

Any employee or student who feels that he or she has been the victim of, or has witnessed Harassment, sexual Abuse or violence, Retaliation or Discrimination by an employee, student, affiliate or visitor to the university should seek immediate assistance by contacting one of the following Tile IX Officers:

James R. Robinson
540-568-6991
robinsjr@jmu.edu
Faculty Resource
Diane Yerian
540-568-3825
yeriandg@jmu.edu
Staff Resource
JMU Public Safety
540-568-6911
Emergency Resource
Amy Sirocky-Meck
540-568-4066
sirockam@jmu.edu
Student Resource
Jennifer Phillips
540-568-8036
phill2jr@jmu.edu
Athletics Resource
The Collins Center
www.thecollinscenter.org/
540-434-CASA (2272)
24 hour sexual assault crisis hotline
Community Resource

James Madison University is committed to providing a workplace free from illegal discrimination and harassment. JMU Policy 1324 www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/1324.shtml. JMU continues to strengthen efforts to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment and assault from occurring and to dedicate support services for assault victims. When such acts are reported, a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation will follow. JMU will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who complains of discrimination, harassment, or who participates in an investigation.

Why is it HARD to talk about these things?

Embarrassment

Belief the behavior will end if ignored

The complaint process could seem worse than the harassment

Conviction that nothing could be done

Fear of…

Losing job or status

Retaliation

Being blamed for inviting the mistreatment

Harmful rumors

Loss of privacy

Additional Resources

Ending Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct: What You Need to Know About Discrimination, Harassment, and Title IX

Online at http://www.jmu.edu/hrcompliance/

Workshop information at http://www.jmu.edu/training/development/endingdiscrim.shtml

This workshop will provide information about the important policies and laws that protect all members of the JMU community and our visitors from harassment and discrimination. In this session, find out what to do if you experience, observe or receive a report of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct. You can lead the effort against sexual misconduct and discrimination; join us for this important workshop or view online to learn more.

Title IX
www.jmu.edu//titleIX

Know your IX in 89 Seconds
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lFAs9fegJs I

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/genlbenefits/employeeassistance.html

All health plans offered to state employees and their dependents have EAPs.