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TITLE IX & OFFICE OF EQUITY ASSURANCE

Sexual assault and power-based personal violence prevention.

It starts with you.

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If you are fearful for yourself or another person in your current environment or situation call 911 immediately.

WVU Potomac State College Campus Police: 304-788-6931

TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 STATES:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Did you know that Title IX isn’t just about equity for students who play sports? In fact, it covers an area that affects employees and faculty members at work, as well. Title IX creates equity for faculty, staff, and students. It covers sexual violence, sex or gender-based discrimination, including stalking, relationship violence, bullying, and sexual misconduct.

The regulations regarding  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, can be found on the Department of Justice website.

Title IX Policies and Procedures

Title IX training is available for students, faculty and staff through West Virginia University. The in-person training sessions provide education on individuals’ rights under Title IX and resources that are available both on- and off-campus. Additionally, conversations on sexual assault, power-based personal violence, consent, and prevention efforts are facilitated.

To request an in-person Title IX training please utilize our online form.   So that our Education Team can best service you, please fill out the form as completely as possible:

Training Request Form

If you have any questions regarding Title IX at West Virginia University, please contact our Senior Title IX Education Specialist:

Mariana Matthews 
(304) 293-5600 - office 
Mariana.Matthews@mail.wvu.edu

If you wish to speak to someone anonymously, please call the Title IX On-Call Line at (304) 906-9930. Someone is available to take your call, twenty-four hours a day. 

Other related trainings are also available for West Virginia University faculty and staff:

All faculty and staff at West Virginia University are considered responsible employees. This means that when a Title IX related incident is disclosed to them, they must report it to the University to ensure the individual’s safety. Counselors and pastoral staff are exempt from this and maintain a confidential status. Title IX Education Specialists and WVU Peer Advocates are considered private resources, meaning that they do not report specific cases to the University, only demographic/non-identifying information that can be used in West Virginia University’s Annual Campus Security Report. 

Title IX Coordinator / Morgantown Campus

James Goins, Jr. 
304-293-5600 |  james.goins@mail.wvu.edu

Title IX Coordinator / Potomac State College Campus 

Kara Anderson 
304-788-6910 |  KaAnderson@mail.wvu.edu

*This web page is specifically focused on resources for the WVU community on sexual misconduct: reporting, resources, sexual violence, harassment, discrimination, and intimate partner violence. The information provided serves to share knowledge of resources on and off campus. The information above does not serve as legal advice. Please consult with a lawyer before taking legal action. We encourage anyone to submit your own advice for readers, suggestions, and questions to  titleix@mail.wvu.edu.

We support the choices survivors make — whether or not to report, and to whom to report — and recognize that these choices are particularly difficult in some cases. If you are unsure whether or not you'd like to file a formal report, you can meet with a private Title IX Specialist to discuss your reporting options first.  If you wish to speak to someone anonymously, please call or text the Title IX On-Call Line at (304) 906-9930. Someone is available to take your call, twenty-four hours a d a y .