Sexual Assault Information and Resources

Sexual Assault Prevention Programming and Information

Sexual assault is taken very seriously by our institution. We believe very strongly in educational programs to prevent such assault and training to properly handle assault should it occur.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone, no matter how prepared or cautious they may be. Victims should not blame themselves or hesitate to report the incident. Whatever the circumstances, victims often fear being blamed, humiliated, or not believed. These feelings of fear, guilt, and helplessness can lead to depression, illness, and trouble with academics and relationships.

Remember, no one deserves or asks to be sexually assaulted. You are encouraged to report any incident to one of the resources listed below, obtain a medical examination, and take advantage of available support systems.

WVU Tech Sexual Assault Optional Resources

Women and Children’s Hospital – Charleston, WV (304) 388-2724

Women’s Resource Center – Fayetteville, WV (304) 574-0500

Women’s Resource Center (24 Hour Hotline) 1-888-825-7835

Fayette County Health Department (304) 574-1617

ESCAPE (Shelter) – Fayetteville, WV (304) 574-9019

WV Foundation For Rape Information Services FRIS Website

Additional Resources

WVU Tech Campus Police Department (304) 442-3101 or (304) 442-3313

City of Montgomery Police Department (304) 442-4939

All Local, County, or State Police Agencies 9-911

WVU Tech Student Support Resources

WVU Tech Student Support Services (304) 442-3477

WVU Tech Student Health Services (304) 442-1244 Student Health Clinic Information

WVU Tech Dean of Students (304) 442-3158

WVU Tech Residence Life (304) 442-3309

WVU Attorney for Students (Legal Information) -Morgantown, WV (304) 293-4897

University Advising Center (Academic Advising) – Morgantown, WV (304) 293-5800

University (WVU) Sexual Assault/Education Specialist – Morgantown, WV (304) 293-1377

WVU Student Assistance Program – Morgantown, WV (304) 293-6972

WVU Counseling and Psychological Services Center – Morgantown, WV (304) 293-4431

Sanctions for Sexual Offenses

Possible sanctions for sexual assault or other sex offenses by the institution following an on-campus disciplinary hearing are as follows:

—Housing and Residence Life may issue letters of warning for deferred removal, or they may immediately remove the student from campus housing and refer them to Student Life for further action.

—Student Life may take actions ranging from issuing a letter of probationary warning to expulsion of the student(s).

—The Campus Police may refer the incident to Dean of Student’s office after conferring with the Prosecuting Attorney or may obtain arrest warrants and seek prosecution under state statutes.

In cases of alleged sexual assault or other sex offenses handled through on-campus disciplinary hearings, the following statements shall be appropriate:

—The accuser and accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during their proceedings; and

—The accuser and accused shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding alleging a sexual assault.

Students may obtain assistance in changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault by contacting the Dean of Residence Life or the Dean of Students. Requested changes should be accommodated when reasonably available.

If you are sexually assaulted, you should take the following steps:

1. Get medical attention immediately.

2. Don’t bathe or douche.

3. Save your clothing.

4. Report the incident to the police even if you decide not to prosecute.

5. Take advantage of available support systems.

The institution offers a wide range of educational programs concerning sexual assaults. The programs are too numerous to mention in this publication. For more details, please call those agencies listed above for specific details or scheduling.

Again, sexual assaults are very serious incidents and as a member of our community, we need your active involvement in preventing or reducing the opportunities for sexual assaults. Report any suspicious activities to the University Police, and be alert while on campus.