Confidential and Non-Confidential Reporting Options

Confidential Reporting

Any individual who has experienced an incidence of gender-based misconduct should be aware, when consulting campus resources, of the confidentiality and privacy policies of different offices. When making a choice to report, it is important to know who is an employee of a mandatory reporting office.

On campus, the following personnel offer confidentiality:

Campus Health Service
Shaw Hall Basement
304.336.8049
Campus Personel Counselor
Main Hall, East Wing, Room 138
304.336.8215
Reverend Debra Dague
Protestant Campus Minister
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone Number: 304.336.8038

These offices can offer you confidentiality, sharing options and advice without any obligation to tell anyone unless you make a decision to pursue the matter further. Other administrative resources are required to take action when you report your violation to them.  An individual may seek assistance from the administrators listed above without starting a formal process that is beyond their control, or that violates their privacy. However, it is important for all parties involved to be aware of reporting responsibilities.

Confidential Disclosure

You can seek advice from certain resources whose staff and volunteers are not required to tell anyone else your private, personally identifiable information, unless there is cause to fear for your safety or the safety of others. These resources include those without supervisory responsibility or remedial authority to address gender-based misconduct. If an individual wants to ensure that details of an incident be kept confidential, they can speak with:

Off-Campus Support:

Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 6764
Wheeling, WV, 26003
24 Hour Hotline: 304-234-8519
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-884-7242
Phone: 304-234-1783
Fax: 304-234-8231
Email: [email protected]
American Red Cross, Jefferson County Chapter
Wintersville, OH
Hotline: 740-512-6092
Phone: 740-512-6092
Tri-County Help Center, Inc.
St. Clairsville, OH
Hotline: 800-695-1639
Hotline: 740-695-5441
Phone: 740-695-5441
The C.A.R.E. Center
Washington, PA
Hotline: 888-480-7283
Hotline: 724-225-3584

Non-Confidential Reporting

We encourage you to speak to College officials—the Title IX coordinator, Campus Police, Human Resources—in order to make formal reports of incidents. You have the right to have incidents of gender-based misconduct taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. Formal reporting means that only people who need to know will be told, and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.

Who to contact in order to make a formal report:

Bridgette Dawson, Title IX Coordinator
[email protected]
304.336.8018

Campus Police
[email protected]
304.336.8021