If you are experiencing a crime, witness a crime, or believe a crime has been committed against you or someone in the JMU Community, please contact JMU Police immediately at 540-568-6911

There are several ways you can report an incident of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office. 

  • Click here to access the Title IX online report form, 
  • Call 540-568-5219 during university business hours,
  • Email titleix@jmu.edu, or
  • Visit our office in the Access and Inclusion Suite on the 4th floor of Holland Yates Hall (formerly Madison Hall) in rooms 4033, 4035, and 4036.

If you are designated by the university as a responsible employee, contact our office to satisfy your obligation to report information regarding incidents of sexual misconduct. Reporting information to another office or resource portal does not satisfy this obligation. If you are unsure of your status or whether the information you have received falls under sexual misconduct, please contact us to consult.

To watch or listen to a video overview of reporting to the Title IX Office, please click here. For video information on confidentiality and Title IX, please click here.

Reporting to the Title IX Office

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, non-consensual relationships) and other discrimination on the basis of sex or gender involving JMU community members.

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. Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term that covers sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, non-consensual relationships, and other forms of misconduct and related retaliation. 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.

Anyone can report incidents of sexual misconduct or other forms of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender to the Title IX Office.


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.

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. 

Pursuant to Virginia Code § 23.1-806. Reporting of acts of sexual violence, if a report alleges sexual violence, the Title IX Coordinator or designee shall convene the Sexual Violence Review Committee (which is made up of a member of the JMU Police department, a member of the student affairs administration, and the Title IX Coordinator or designate) to determine if the report with identifying information should be sent to appropriate law enforcement. If a disclosure to law enforcement or the commonwealth is deemed necessary, the Title IX Office will notify the complainant.

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