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Wash U Campus Resources
WashU Mandatory Reporters:
Most employees at WashU (all faculty, most staff members, WUPD, the Title IX office, and student staff including RAs, WUSAs, and TAs) are mandatory reporters. Mandatory reporters are required to report all incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or other Title IX violations to the Title IX Coordinator/Gender Equity and Title IX office.
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center
Take the elevator to the 4th floor and there will be signs pointing towards it
The RSVP Center provides free, unlimited, confidential counseling for those who have experienced any form of relationship or sexual violence. RSVP can also provide alternative assistance or accommodations. They can be contacted by phone, email, or by using the anonymous report form which is linked below.
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wed 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Student Health Services provides 9 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 Habif’s website and login to the student portal then go to the “Appointments” tab
Call 314-935-6695 (the mental health phone number)
Students are allowed 15 counseling sessions total in a year. Sessions after the 9 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.
Visit the website above for options for filing a report.
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, Cynthia Copeland by phone at 314-935-3411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contacting her should not mean the student is obligated to report. A student can also pursue criminal charges while filing judicial processes. After an official complaint is issued, the respondent (the person the complaint is against) is notified.
A University private investigator will then conduct an investigation. At a certain point, both parties will have an opportunity to submit a written report. Each party is allowed one person to accompany them throughout the process, though this person cannot be a witness or involved in the case.
The findings are then presented to the hearing panel via a written report.
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.
A hearing/ trial is then held. This is when evidence is presented and witnesses may be brought in.
If a majority of USAIB panel determines that respondent “more likely than not” violated the judicial code, a guilty verdict is issued. Sanctions are then determined and delivered by Dr. Anna Gonzalez (Dr. G).
Changes imposed by the Trump administration heavily altered WashU’s Title IX reporting process, the University Sexual Assault Reporting Process (USAIB). These alterations made it harder to report assaults to the board and made it harder on survivors who choose to go through the reporting process. Read SARAH’s letter to the administration advocating for what we think are more survivor-centered approaches or send your own advocating for survivors’ rights with our email template.