Title IX at Mary Baldwin University

Sexual Misconduct Policy, Resources and Reporting. Contact Us

If you are the victim of sexual misconduct, there are a number of ways to report the incident as well as a wide array of services, information, support, and assistance you need to ensure your health and safety, both emotional and physical. Use this page as a resource and hub of information about sexual misconduct.

The university’s Title IX Coordinator is Doug Davis, whose office is located in Carpenter Academic, Room 211, Staunton VA. Mr. Davis may be contacted by phone at 540-887-7091 or by email at dldavis@marybaldwin.edu.  Outside of duty hours, Mr. Davis can be contacted through our campus safety and security phone at 540-887-7000.

In addition, you can obtain information about reporting and resources from the Title IX coordinator via phone at 540-887-7091 or in person at the Carpenter Academic Building, Room 211 (Staunton Campus). One of our deputy Title IX coordinators located in Room 117 at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (Fishersville Campus) can also provide information.

Title-IX Times is a publication sent periodically from the Title-IX coordinator and contains pertinent information in regards to sexual misconduct, etc.
Download the latest copy here.

Contact Information


Definition of Sexual Misconduct
“Sexual misconduct” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including any conduct or act of a sexual nature perpetrated against an individual without Consent. Sexual Misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or by women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to: dating violence; domestic violence; non-forcible sex acts; sexual assault; sexual exploitation; sexual harassment; and stalking. The college encourages reporting of all Sexual Misconduct.
What You Need to Know

Obtaining Information, Support and Assistance, Filing a Complaint

1. Immediately After Incident

Reporting the Incident

You are strongly encouraged to report sexual assault to the police.

  • Local Law Enforcement can be reached by calling 911 or for non-emergencies call the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842 located at 116 W Beverley Street, Staunton VA.
  • The Campus Safety and Security Department is located at 237 Sycamore Street, Staunton VA and is available by phone at 540-887-7000. Campus Safety and Security Officers are available 24 hour/7 days a week.
  • The Title IX Coordinator is located at Carpenter Academic Building, Room 211, phone: 540-887-7091.
  • Complete a report online – including anonymous reports.

Seeking Emergency Medical Attention

You are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention.

Augusta Health Regional Hospital is located at 78 Medical Center Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939, Main Phone (540) 332-4000. The Emergency Department can be reached at (540) 332-4444. It is crucial that you obtain medical attention as soon as possible after a Sexual Assault to determine the possibilities of physical injury and to prevent or treat sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, the Commonwealth of Virginia is required to pay for costs associated with the collection of evidence for sexual assaults.

Seeking Confidential Crisis Counseling

Student Health and Counseling Services are located in the Blakley House Health Center on the corner of Academy Street and N. Market Street, Staunton VA. The office is staffed from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year, and is available by phone at 540-887-7095.

The Mary Baldwin University Chaplain is located in Carpenter Academic Building Room 107 on the Staunton Campus and is available by phone at (540) 887-7044, additional details at https://www.marybaldwin.edu/chaplain/

2. Seeking Support in the Aftermath

Seeking Emotional Support or Counseling Services

The Campus Student Life On-Call Professional can be reached at 540-255-4486 and is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week when university is in session.

The New Directions Center is a local center in Staunton that provides options for those emotionally, physically, & sexually abused. Counselors can be reached at 540-886-6800 or 1-800-56-haven.

Virginia Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-838-8238 providing 24 hour/7 days a week service.

3. Reporting Options

You have three options for filing a report of Sexual Misconduct. You may pursue all or none of these options. You are not required to file a report immediately; however, reporting immediately helps preserve evidence.

  1. Criminal: You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the police. The university will provide you support throughout this process. A criminal complaint is governed by criminal law and standard of proof is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” and potential sanctions include incarceration.
  2. University Complaint: If the respondent is a university student or university employee, you may file a complaint using our Sexual Misconduct website, contact any university employee, or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator. You may seek a ‘formal’ or ‘informal’ resolution. The standard of proof is “a preponderance of the evidence,” and potential sanctions include suspension or job termination.
  3. Anonymous Complaint: You may file an anonymous complaint using this link. If you provide your contact information, the university can best support you. The university’s ability to respond and investigate depends on the details you provide in your anonymous report.

4. University Obligations

The university is required by Federal Law to investigate allegations of Sexual Misconduct and take any remedial action deemed necessary to preserve your safety and that of the university Community whether or not you wish to make a formal complaint of Sexual Misconduct. You will be informed of actions taken. You may receive assistance and support without disclosing details of the Misconduct.

Confidentiality. The university will respect and will make every feasible effort to properly preserve the confidentiality of the information shared by and the identities of the parties involved in Sexual Misconduct matters.

Under conditions of potential imminent harm to the community, the university may be required by federal law to inform the community of the occurrence of the alleged incident of Sexual Misconduct.

Resources

This resources letter ensures you are aware of the ways the University can support you if you or another member of our community has been the victim of sexual misconduct.

The Campus Safety and Security Department is located at 237 Sycamore Street, Staunton VA and is available by phone at 540-887-7000. Campus Safety and Security Officers are available24 hours a day/7 days a week. https://www.marybaldwin.edu/security/

The Campus Student Life On-Call Professional can be reached at 540-255-4486 and is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week when university is in session.

Student Health and Counseling Services are located in the Blakley House Health Center on the corner of Academy Street and N. Market Street, Staunton VA.  The office is staffed from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Fridayduring the academic year, and is available by phone at 540-887-7095.  https://www.marybaldwin.edu/health/

The Mary Baldwin University Chaplain is located in Carpenter Academic Building Room 107 on the Staunton Campus and is available by phone at (540) 887-7044 https://www.marybaldwin.edu/chaplain/

Community Resources

Local Law Enforcement Agencies can be reached by calling 911 or for non-emergencies call the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842.  The Staunton Police Department is located at 116 W Beverley Street, Staunton VA.  Staunton Police Department may offer an immediate advocate who can accompany the alleged victim to the hospital or to a health provider.  http://www.staunton.va.us/directory/departments-h-z/police

August Health Regional Hospital is located at 78 Medical Center Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939, Main Phone (540) 332-4000. The Emergency Department can be reached at (540) 332-4444.  http://www.augustahealth.com/emergency-department

New Directions Center.  This local center provides options for those emotionally, physically, & sexually abused. Counselors can be reached at 540-886-6800or 1-800-56-haven.  http://www.newdirectionscenter.com/

Virginia Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-838-8238 providing 24 hour/7 days a week service.  http://www.vsdvalliance.org/

Virginia Laws

In 2015, the General Assembly of Virginia enacted three new laws related to institutions of higher education and reporting acts of sexual violence:

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