James Madison University is committed to providing a workplace free from illegal discrimination and harassment. JMU Policy 1324 www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/1324.shtml.
Any employee 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, affiliate or visitor to the university should contact:
|James R. Robinson 540-568-6991||Diane Yerian 540-568-3825|
|Director, Office of Equal Opportunity||Director, Human Resources|
|Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator||Title IX Officer, Staff|
Why is it HARD to talk about these things?
Belief the behavior will end if ignored
Losing job or status
Being blamed for inviting harassment
Harmful rumors and loss of privacy
The complaint process could seem worse than harassment
Concern of being labeled a troublemaker
Conviction that nothing could be done
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.
Informational Session - Lessons from Penn State
JMU’s informational session offering updates on JMU’s sexual harassment and child abuse reporting policies/procedures. For schedule of presentations/workshops, refer to Training and Development’s website at www.jmu.edu/training/development/.
Title IX www.jmu.edu//titleIX
Know your IX in 89 Seconds www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lFAs9fegJs I
JMU Public Safety www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/
540-568-6911 for emergencies
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
All health plans offered to state employees and their dependents have EAPs.
The Collins Center www.thecollinscenter.org/
540-434-CASA (2272) - 24 hour sexual assault crisis hotline