Learn about steps to take to report discrimination and harassment, as well as resources available to you in these situations.
Report Discrimination or Harassment
- If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please dial 911 or call University Police at 304-293-3136 for emergency services.
- If you have experienced discrimination or harassment, please report it to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call the 24/7 Equity Assurance on-call phone at 304-906-9930.
- If you are a WVU employee and know of instances of discrimination or harassment as well as sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking, retaliation and prohibited relationships, you are required to report such cases. If you are reporting on behalf of someone else, you should tell that person that you will have to report what they said. Tell them about confidential counseling resources that are available at the Carruth Center should they desire to talk to a counselor further instead.
WVU’s Non-Discrimination Statement
West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture
by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality and intercultural and intercommunity
outreach. Accordingly, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or
family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as
defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic
information, gender identity or gender expression in the administration of any
of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination under any education program on the basis of sex and which makes it the responsibility of all institutions of higher education to end sexual harassment and sexual violence
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities
- WVU Board of Governor’s (BOG) Policies:
- Policy 31: University Student Conduct and Discipline
- Governance Rule 1.6 Rule Regarding Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Misconduct, Stalking, Retaliation, and Relationships
- Governance Rule 1.7 Rule on Child Protection, which promotes the safety and well-being of all members of the WVU community and all visitors to WVU campuses