Any individual affected by sexual misconduct, whether as a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, will have equal access to support and counseling services through the University. Individuals are encouraged to use all available resources, regardless of when or where the incident occurred.
If you are seeking confidential consultation, there are several resources available to provide confidential support, both on campus and in the local and state community. These trained professionals can provide counseling, information, and support under legally protected confidentiality. Because these relationships involve privileged conversations, these confidential resources will not share information with the Title IX Coordinator or any other employee of the University without the individual's express permission. They may, however, submit non-identifying information about the incident for purposes of making a statistical report under the Clery Act.
- Student Health Center: 540-458-8401
(Basement of Davis Hall)
Open 24/7 with a nurse on duty and physician on call
- Counseling Center: 540-458-8590
Walk-in daily at 11a.m.
After hours call the Student Health Center at 540-458-8401
A counselor is on call 24/7
- Project Horizon: 540-463-2594
24 hour emergency service to all women and men in Rockbridge county. Provides counseling, advocacy and resources for victims of dating, domestic or sexual violence.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 800-992-1931
The EAP is a confidential resource and referral service that the University makes available to all W&L employees, their spouses and their dependents.
- Virginia State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (VSDS): 800-838-8238 (24-hour hotline)
The Virginia State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline can provide resources for survivors.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDV): 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can provide advocacy, resources, referral, and legal assistance to victims of relationship violence.
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-4673
A confidential, anonymous national sexual assault hotline.
Student Reporting Advisors
A group of sophomore and junior students have been trained to serve as Student Reporting Advisors. Reporting Advisors are available to meet wtih student with concerns related to sexual misconduct to informally explain potentially applicable University policies and resolution options. Although conversations with a Reporting Advisor are not privileged like with a University Counselor, a Reporting Advisor is not an employee of W&L and is not required to report any disclosed misconduct to the University administration. Thus, speaking with a Reporting Advisor is not making a report to the University. However, the Reporting Advisor, with permission from the student, can assist a student in contacting the University and making a report.
The following students are Reporting Advisors and can be contacted to learn more about what reporting to the University involves and what resources may be available:
- John Ahn '19
- Jenny Bagger '19
- Thomas Bolland '20
- Sam Boxley '19
- Zachary Christian '20
- Morgan Dalton '19
- Jackson Ellis '19
- Caroline Florence '20
- Maddie Geno '20
- Annie Lentz '20
- Maya Lora '20
- Beau Merhige '20
- Lexi Prochniak '20
- Charlie Radcliff '20
- Jackson Thigpen '20
- Cecelia Weingart '19
- Drew Weinstock '20
- Lucy Wolter '19