As a victim of sexual violence it is important to know that you are not alone. There are resources both on and off campus to help you through this difficult time. It is your choice to use the resources that feel the most helpful to you and to address the needs you want to address.
Shenandoah Women’s Center: 304-263-8522
A confidential domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center serving both men and women. Services include emotional support, counseling, emergency shelter and a 24 hour hot line.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National network) Online Hotline
The Online Hotline provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual violence, their friends, and families over RAINN's website. The Online Hotline is free of charge and is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!
If you need support but are unsure if you want to make a formal report (i.e.; filing a complaint with the Title IX coordinator or pursuing charges through the Office of Student Conduct there are confidential resources available to you.
SU Counseling Services 304-876-5276
For an appointment call 304-876-5161
SU Health Center 304-876-5161
These resources cannot guarantee complete confidentiality, however maintaining your privacy while providing you the support you need and request will be a top priority. They will be required to report if the sexual harassment includes acts of physical or sexual violence. They will be required to report the name of the alleged perpetrator if provided by you. In very rare cases your name may be shared with a limited number of SU professionals if required under state and federal regulations. All steps will be taken to minimize the disclosure of this information.
SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocates)
Team Coordinator: Rhonda Jackson 304-876-5681
SU Ombudsperson, Karen Green 304-876-5458 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Harassment Policy and Action Team
These team members are trained to listen and to advise you of the informal and formal resolution processes at Shepherd University. Team members also are trained to reserve judgment and to maintain sensitivity to the issue of sexual harassment. Even if you decide not to engage either in the informal or formal resolution processes, a copy of the complaint will be maintained in the office of the Title IX Coordinator.
Dr. Andro Barnett, 304-876-5259/ BC 219B
Dr. Geri Crawley-Woods, 304-876-5337 / WH 323
Dr. Marie DeWalt, 304-876-5288/HR Bldg (HR Director and Title IX Coordinator)
Karen Green, 304-876-5458 / WH 324 (Campus Ombudsperson)
Christina Johnson, 304-876-5453/ CC 216
Rachael Meads, 304-876-5113 CC 101
Alan Perdue, 304-876-5009 / IH 207
Dr. Richard Stevens, 304-876-5068/ SS 102
Keith Worrell, 304-876-5076/ BC 220
Shepherd University is committed to addressing sexual harassment which is a form of discrimination based on gender or sex. To ensure these issues are addressed appropriately the Title IX Coordinator(s) oversee the University’s investigation and response to these kinds of situations.
Students who wish to report a concern or complaint relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to:
Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Marie DeWalt
Office of Human Resources
120 N. Princess Street
(p) 304-876-5288 (f) 304-876-5197