Information regarding confidential reporting, community resources, supportive measures available to you in both academic and extracurricular activities, Title IX adjudication process and your rights and options as a complainant are included in this webpage.
Safety and Security
For emergencies dial 911 or contact William & Mary Police at 757-221-4596
Legal Protective Orders
Protective orders are free and you do not need an attorney. For more information on types of protective orders, duration of protective orders, how to obtain a court issued protective order, refer to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service's Protective Orders Guide (pdf).
William & Mary Police can work with individual students to develop a personal safety plan and can assist you in seeking a protective order, if you would like to pursue one.
Housing and Shelter
Confidential Campus Resources
The Haven peer advisors can assist students with receiving supportive measures, reviewing options for reporting or adjudication, and connecting with resources in the community. Appointments with the Director or a Peer Advocate can be made online at the Appointment Booking Page.
Location: McLeod Tyler Wellness Center
The Counseling Center is the primary mental health service for the campus, and staff are on call 24 hours a day during the academic year to respond to psychological emergencies. including rape, sexual assault or other trauma. Offices are llocated in the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center and open Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Student Health Center, located in the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, provides a full-range of primary care services including the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all kinds of acute or chronic physical, mental and social health issues. The Student Health Center provides pregnancy and STI screening and provides Plan B and other emergency contraception through its pharmacy. Please note that the Student Health Center does NOT provide PERK exams.
24-Hour Helpline: 757-258-5051
Avalon's mission is to provide shelter and support for those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Williamsburg area. By offering tools for safety, self-sufficiency, and empowerment Avalon works to break the cycle of abuse and helps create a positive future.
Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (located in Newport News)
24-Hour Helpline: 757-236-5620
The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to creating a world that is free from sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking. All services are free and confidential to all. They provide free crisis services to victims of sexual assault (both children and adults), their family members, friends, dating partners, and anyone else seeking services, related to overcoming sexual violence.
Contact Info: 1-800-552-4007 or email your name, telephone number and what type of assistance is needed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virginia Victims Fund (VVF) is a state program created to help victims of violent crime with out of pocket expenses. These can include medical bills, prescriptions, funeral expenses and many other expenses
The State Trafficking Response Coordinator within the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services establishes a consistent, collaborative, multi-disciplinary response system to working with human trafficking survivors. This includes responding to the case from both a victim services and legal perspective. The Coordinator collaborates with state and local government agencies, private providers, non-profits, and other NGOs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Hospitals, PERK Exams, Medical Support
The National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Supportive measures are steps taken by the university to prevent retaliation, prevent continuation or recurrence of alleged misconduct, prevent the creation of (or remedy) a hostile or offensive environment, and ensure that all students are able to participate in the university's educational and other programs and activities.
Supportive measures can be taken even if you do not wish to file a formal complaint and participate in an investigation/conduct process. Some supportive measures can be taken without other people (including the respondent) knowing about them.
Possible supportive measures include:
The university will maintain as confidential any supportive measures provided, to the extent possible. No-contact orders, for example must, by their nature, be disclosed to both the complainant and respondent.
William & Mary is committed to treating survivors with dignity and respect, therefore has established the following rights.