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Statement on Sexual Violence

The Executive Committee of the Student Body condemns sexual violence.  Sexual violence, including sexual assault and rape, undermines our community as a whole. Such behavior endangers the trust that each of us owes to one another. Sexual violence is unacceptable in society and is especially discordant with Washington and Lee's culture of honor and civility.

The Executive Committee retains jurisdiction over all activities that the Student Body deems dishonorable. In recognition of the sensitive nature of sexual violence cases and upon the request of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees created the Student Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) in 1992 as a specially trained forum with specifically designed procedures to adjudicate such matters. Consequently, the Executive Committee may choose either to hear cases brought to it involving allegations of sexual violence or to refer those cases to the SFHB. As a punishment for sexual violence cases, the SFHB has the power to impose dismissal from the University; upon a finding of forced sexual intercourse dismissal is the only sanction. The Executive Committee is committed to upholding our community of mutual trust, and every act of sexual violence deserves condemnation. Sexual violence is inconsistent with the ideals of our University and undermines the concept of honor.

Resources - Where Can I Get Help?

There are many resources on campus and in the community to help individuals who believe they have been sexually assaulted or have been accused of sexually assaulting an individual.

If there is physical or emotional trauma the first stop should be to contact Student Health, University Counseling Center, or Project Horizon.

DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE 458-8751
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER (Basement of Davis Hall)
Open 24/7 with a nurse on duty and physician on call
458-8401
COUNSELING CENTER (Early-Fielding Building)
Walk-in daily at 11 a.m.
After hours call the Student Health Center at 458-8401
A counselor is on call 24/7
458-8590
PUBLIC SAFETY (24/7) 458-8999
Student Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB) 458-4254


COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
Emergency 911
Project Horizon
(24 hour emergency service to all women and men in Rockbridge county)
463-2594
Lexington Police Department 463-2112
or 462-3705
Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office
(Sexual Assault Investigation)
463-7328
Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
(A University Counselor, or Project Horizon staff member,
and/or a friend may accompany you.)
458-3300
IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO TALK TO A STUDENT:
Resident Assistant First-Year (RA-FY) on call 460-3055
Resident Assistant on call 460-3054
Peer Counselor See posters for
names & contact info
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING:
Office of Health Promotion 458-4501
One in Four 458-4501
SPEAK 458-8750
LIFE Peer Health Educators 458-4501

Active Minds

Project Horizon

tiptonl12@mail.wlu.edu

463-2594