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Sexual Misconduct Resources

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
robinsjr@jmu.edu     yeriandg@jmu.edu 
www.jmu.edu/oeo/       www.jmu.edu/humanresources





Why is it HARD to talk about these things?

Belief the behavior will end if ignored
Fear of…
   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/.

Additional Resources                                                                 

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