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Sexual Misconduct

Policy

Longwood will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form, whether by a stranger or by an acquaintance, whether against females or males.

Longwood University is committed to providing a healthy living, learning and working environment; an atmosphere that emphasizes the dignity and worth of the individual, which promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect, and creates an environment that is free from sexual misconduct and discrimination.  Sexual misconduct, sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, are incompatible with Longwood’s commitment to diversity and educational equity.  Educational training and prevention programs will be provided along with appropriate resources and reporting options.  This policy includes all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking by employees, students, or third parties.  This policy addresses any sexual misconduct that involves members of the Longwood community regardless of whether the incident occurs during working hours and regardless of whether the incident occurs on or off campus.  The intent of this policy is to provide the campus community with information, common definitions, and strategies to report and manage incidents that occur. 

This policy applies to all Longwood students, staff and faculty in all university programs and activities regardless of location of the incident(s).  This policy also applies to individuals who join our community as an affiliate or part of an affiliated program.  The University will conduct investigations to the best of their ability that may lead to appropriate criminal, personnel, and Student Conduct actions.  All Longwood students, staff and faculty shall be offered immediate resources which may include counseling, medical assistance and living, learning and/or appropriate working environment accommodations.

The full policy with definitions and procedures can be found here (pdf).

 

Reporting Options

There are a number of different ways in which sexual misconduct can be reported.  Students, staff or faculty who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation should notify the University Title IX Coordinator:

  • Jennifer Fraley, Director of Student Conduct and Integrity and University Title IX Coordinator
    Email: fraleyjl@longwood.edu                                 Phone: (434) 395-2490
    Office: Lancaster Hall, G26
  • Joshua Blakely, Director of Residence Life                     Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues
    Email: blakelyjk@longwood.edu
    Phone: (434)395-2080
  • Stacey Wilkerson, Director of First Year Experience        Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues
    Email: wilkersonsu@longwood.edu
    Phone: (434) 395-4925 

Additional Options:

Employees: Employees who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation notify the Chief Human Resources Officer (Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employee Issues).

  • Della Wickizer, Chief Human Resources Officer        Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employee Issues
    Email: wickizerdh@longwood.edu                                  Phone: (434) 395-2074 
    Office: Lancaster Hall, 212 

Making a report with Longwood Police: Persons who wish to file a police report may contact Longwood Police at (434) 395-2091.  Office: Dorrill Dining Hall, Ground Floor. For online anonymous reporting please use the following link: http://www.longwood.edu/police/reportacrime.htm 

Making a Confidential Report: Persons who wish to report an incident or speak to someone about what happened and desire that the details of the incident be kept confidential, should speak with staff members of the Counseling Center, Student Health & Wellness Center, or off‐campus crisis resources, who will maintain confidentiality. Campus counselors and Student Health & Wellness Center staff are available to help students free of charge. In addition, you may go off campus to speak with clergy and chaplains, who will also keep reports made to them confidential.

  • Counseling Center: Office: Health and Fitness Center, Upper Level; Phone: (434) 395-2409.
  • Student Health & Wellness Center: Office Health and Fitness Center, Upper Level; Phone: (434) 395-2102.
  • Piedmont Crisis Center, Center for Violence Prevention: 24-hour hotline: (888) 819-2926. 

Making a Limited Report: Persons who wish to report an incident and desire that the University take no action to investigate this incident, may speak to a trained Campus Advocate.  This option produces a limited report, which includes no generally identifiable information about the complainant.  A complainant may later choose to file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator and thus have the incident fully investigated to the best of the University’s ability.