Survivors of Sexual Violence-Information and Resources

You Are Not Alone.  Help is Available.                        

(click on the gold term for more information about each resource)

  • Your safety is our first priority.  W&M and local/state resources can help protect you.
  • There are campus and community resources to help you. (If you need medical, emotional, or other assistance now, click the "get help now" button on the menu bar above.  This does not trigger any kind of report or provide your information to anyone.  It gives information about resources.)
  • There are steps (interim measures) the university can take to protect and support you, such as making academic accommodations or working with you to develop a personal safety plan.
  • There are reporting options ranging from anonymous reports to criminal processes. To learn more visit the site on confidentiality, anonymity and amnesty.  
  • Confidential resources are available; these individuals and offices are not required to report incidents of sexual harassment or violence of which they become aware, unless the incident involves a minor. All other W&M employees must report such incidents to the Title IX Coordinator. This includes Resident Advisors and other student employees if they become aware of sexual harassment or violence while acting in their capacity as W&M staff.
  • There are W&M complaint/report resolution processes -- investigation and adjudication procedures for sexual misconduct. These processes guarantee you certain rights
  • There is information about policies and legal definitions of sexual misconduct-related crimes.