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If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911. 

If you are not in immediate danger, the Title IX Office is here to help. There are Confidential Resources who provide support and guidance on campus. 

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

In addition to confidential support, you have the option of reporting an incident of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term that covers sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, and other forms of misconduct and related retaliation. You may make a report with the Title IX Office if you are seeking supportive measures, resources, or a formal complaint process

You may report anonymously by using the online report form. Depending on the amount of information shared in an anonymous report, the University's ability to respond to the report may be limited. 

Employees designated as responsible employees are required to report to the Title IX Office any information they receive regarding incidents of sexual misconduct. Employees can report information by contacting the Title IX Office

What to Expect When Reporting

The Title IX Office is responsible for receiving and responding to all reports and formal complaints of alleged sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation) and gender and sex based discrimination involving JMU community members.

A report is information that the Title IX Office receives directly from an individual who has been harmed or from a third party such as a responsible employee about alleged sexual misconduct. A report may lead to the initiation of a formal complaint process by the individual who experienced the harm directly also known as the complainant.

Upon receipt of a report of alleged sexual misconduct or other gender/sex discrimination, the Title IX Office will contact the individual who is described as having experienced the harm to provide the individual with information about supportive measures, resources, and options for filing a formal complaint. The individual is not required to respond to outreach by the Title IX Office. Individuals do not have to file formal complaints to receive supportive measures and resources through Title IX.  Individuals are entitled to have a supportive person with them at any meetings and proceedings with Title IX.

Supportive Measures available through Title IX include but are not limited to:

  • Two Way Supportive Measure No Contact Orders
  • Assistance with accessing temporary emergency on campus housing
  • Assistance with schedule changes
  • Communication to professors about absences and requests for academic assistance such as additional time on assignments
All employees, except those designated as confidential per Policies 1346 and 1340, are responsible for reporting incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office that they learn about or are disclosed to them while carrying out their job responsibilities. People may report to the Title IX Office through our online reporting form, by calling Title IX at (540)-568-5219, stopping by our office on the 4th floor of Holland Yates Hall, or emailing us at titleix@jmu.edu.

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