The above link explains the differences between confidential resources and mandatory reporters. It also provides several different Wash U resources. Please feel free to call SARAHfor clarification about these resources. SARAH is confidential and will not report or record any calls.
RSVP Center vs. Title IX
Office number: 314-935-8761
Kim can be contacted through SARAH(314-935-8080) or WUPD(315-935-5555) in emergencies (when she is not in her office).
Kim Webb is the director of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center (RSVP Center). She is a confidential resource who provides counseling and referrals for students who have been involved in situations regarding sexual assault, rape, stalking, interpersonal violence, and related topics. Kim provides these services to all students. Some services that Kim offers specifically for survivors is helping change housing and classes, communicating with professors, and accompanying students while going to the hospital. In addition, Kim can explain legal procedures to students, along with accompanying them to the courthouse.
Student Health Services provides 8 free counseling sessions for each student per year (regardless if they are on Wash U’s insurance or their own). Individual, couples, and group counseling is available.
How to set up an appointment:
Visit SHS’s website (link above) and press “make an appointment” at the top of the page
Sign up for a mental health intake call
Schedule an in-person counseling appointment
Overview of services:
1 intake call
8 counseling sessions
Students are allowed 15 counseling sessions total in a year. Sessions after the 8 free counseling will require a co-pay for each visit.
The BRSS provides students who have witnessed an incident of hate, bias, and/or discrimination support and a means of reporting. The reports are used for the benefit of the community to understand trends in incident occurrence; when published all identifying information is removed from incident summaries.
Ways to report:
Go to the BRSS website (blue link above) and click “online report form”
Students can report anonymously online by clicking the “For Information Only” option
Fill out a phone report by calling 314-935-8118 during business hours
Submit a paper form, which can be found online, to the campus box 1167
Schedule a meeting by emailing email@example.com and provide an in-person report during a meeting with the BRSS coordinator or a BRSS team member
The USAIB Process: The University Sexual Assault Investigation Board (Title IX)
This judicial process of reporting allows students to report incidents of harassment or assault.
How it works: (Feel free to call S.A.R.A.H. for more information about this process)
Complainant (the personing filing a report) contacts the university’s Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Kennedy at 314-935-3118 or the Director of Student Conduct, Tamara King at 314-935-4174
Speaking to either of these people may not mean that the student is obligated to report
A student may also pursue criminal charges while filing judicial processes
Each party is allowed one person to accompany them, though this person may not be a witness or involved in the case
Both parties write up and submit report of events
The case is heard before the University Sexual Assault Investigative Board that adjudicates the case. The USAIB has three members: 1 student, 1 faculty member, and 1 staff member
An investigator interviews every witness or potential witness mentioned in the submitted reports and compiles these interviews
The USAIB will evaluate this report and may separately interview anyone, though there will be no confrontation between parties
Both parties have one week to write responses to the investigation
If ⅔ of USAIB panel determines that respondent “more likely than not” violated the judicial code, USAIB will impose sanctions ranging from suspension to expulsion