The Education Amendment of 1972 (Title IX, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq.) states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Sexual Misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking, are forms of gender discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, Longwood University is dedicated to creating a community that encourages the reporting of all incidents of sexual misconduct and the prompt and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints.
Persons who wish to report an incident and receive appropriate accommodations, but desire that the University take no action to investigate this incident, may speak to the 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 University Title IX Coordinator and thus have the incident fully investigated to the best of the University’s ability. The Campus Advocate may be contacted at Counseling and Psychological Services: Health and Fitness Center, Upper Level; Phone: 434.395.2409.
Responsible Employees May Not Report Anonymously
If information pertaining to sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, discrimination, dating and relationship violence, or stalking, is disclosed to a Longwood faculty or staff member, they are required by law to notify the appropriate University officials. The Longwood faculty or staff member is designated as a Responsible Employee, cannot maintain complete confidentiality, and is required to report the information that has been shared. (All Longwood University employees are Responsible Employees, with the exception of our Limited Reporting and Confidential Reporting Resources; for example, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff.) Employees of the University will take the following steps: Listen. Refer. Report. More information for employees can be found at this link: Responsible Employee Guide
Anonymous Title IX Report
To report gender-based misconduct anonymously to the Title IX Coordinator, please use the following form: http://www.longwood.edu/studentconduct/forms/anonymous-report-form/#form
Title IX Report:
Title IX Reporting – 434.395.2751 (Office); 434. 808.9439 (Cell)
Longwood University Police Department (24 hrs) 434.395.2091
Confidential Title IX Report:
University Health Center – 434.395.2102
Counseling & Psychological Services – 434.395.2409
Piedmont Crisis Hotline (24 hrs) – 1.888.819.2926
Campus Advocate – 434.395.2409