Fairmont State University's goal is to prevent any type of sexual assault on our campus. Sexual assault is a growing serious public health problem with notably high rates among college students. National statistics indicate that a large percentage of women as well as men are likely to experience sexual violence of some sort. We do not tolerate violence of any kind on our campus. This website provides information and resources specific to stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, drug facilitated sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and rape. We also provide a list of resources and strategies on how to support your friend(s) or any victim/survivor of sexual assault. Sexual assault includes the following:
What to do if you (or a friend) have experienced sexually based violence and you are a student (whether the incident took place on or off campus)
There are a number of options for you – first and foremost take care of yourself:
Make a decision of whom to report the event:
What can I expect once I report an incident of sexual violence?
If know a student who believes he/she has been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by institutional faculty or staff; or (2) any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX, the student may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator. Complaints must be submitted in writing not more than 300 days after the incident(s) in question. For good cause and at the Coordinator’s discretion, HR, HHH EOP may waive the writing requirement or the 300 day time limitation. The entire complaint procedure and complaint form can be found on the Title IX web pages at http://www.fairmontstate.edu/adminfiscalaffairs/human-resources.
If you know a student who believes he/she has been the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, by another student, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator for adjudication by Student Judicial Affairs, which addresses complaints of student sexual misconduct.
Resources and Support
Faculty and Staff Guide to Responding to Violence and Harm
Please remember that you are legally obligated to report such incidents to the Title IX Coordinator even if the student asks you not to!
FSU prohibits sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships. If students, staff, faculty, or college affiliates disclose sexual assault, stalking, or abusive relationships to you:
Care for the individual:
Connect the person with resources:
Contact Title IX Coordinator
Let the person know that you will keep this private, and will only share this information with the Title IX Coordinator (or one of the Deputy Coordinators) who will contact them. The Title IX coordinator is Cindy Curry who can be reached at 304-367-4386 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Confidential On and Off-campus resources