Sexual Misconduct

Information and Resources

In a community of integrity, honor, and trust there is no place for relationship violence (harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking). Washington and Lee University takes these issues very seriously and has strong policies, excellent resources, and a clear commitment to prevention. If you have been personally impacted by this issue, there are multiple resources available to help you. If you are in immediate need of assistance please call:

If You Need 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. Start somewhere--It doesn't matter where. You choose; but if there is physical or emotional trauma, the first stop should be either Student Health, University Counseling Center, or Project Horizon.

Sexual Misconduct Resolution Options

There is a range of resolution options to address sexual misconduct by students and non-students. Learn more about Washington and Lee's policies and procedures as well as options for resolution through local law enforcement.

Date Rape Drugs

Learn how to recognize and protect yourself against GHB and Rohypnol, two powerful drugs used to facilitate sexual assault.

Education

Campus organizations whose aim is to prevent sexual misconduct through education and awareness.

Prevention

The Bringing in the Bystander® program emphasizes a bystander intervention approach and assumes that everyone has a role to play in ending relationship violence. It uses a community of responsibility model to teach bystanders how to intervene safely and effectively in cases where sexual assault may be occurring or where there may be risk. Its main message is that "Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending relationship violence."