In an emergency, contact 911
If you have no questions, continue on to the UMW Reporting Form. Otherwise, see below.
What happens when you make a report?
In order to best serve students, it helps University officials to have as much information as possible. Sometimes a small piece of information complements other reports that reveal a pattern of behavior requiring the attention of University officials, including the Dean of Student Life and the Director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services.
On the UMW Reporting Form, there are four categories of reporting: concerns about a student’s well-being; sexual misconduct and assault; bias incident; and Code of Conduct violations. The information you provide will be sent to officials in the campus offices below, whose training and expertise will allow them to react to it appropriately.
Concerns about a Student’s Well-being: If your concern is related to a student’s well-being, the concern will be routed to the Office of the Dean of Student Life. Here we encourage you to report any behavior that causes concern or seems odd or out of character, however small or seemingly insignificant.
Sexual Assault/Gender Based Harassment: If your concern is related to sexual assault or misconduct, it will be routed to the Title IX Coordinator.
Bias Incident: If your concern is related to a bias incident, it will be routed to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Conduct Violation: If your concern is related to a Student Code of Conduct violation, it will be routed to the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility.
Please note that you may also file an anonymous report with the UMW Police Department’s Silent Witness reporting form.
If for some reason the concern described has been routed to the incorrect office or department, it will be sent to the appropriate University officials.
Go to the UMW Reporting Form.
Why is this information important to UMW?
The University of Mary Washington is an educational community whose mission is to provide an excellent academic experience that inspires and enables students to make positive changes in the world.
Safety and security are integral to enabling the University to achieve this mission. We encourage the values of community and hold one another to basic expectations of looking out for one another and respecting every individual who is part of the University of Mary Washington.
We value input that helps us keep the campus safe and secure. While you may not be sure whether information is significant, it may be part of a larger pattern of behavior that raises the level of concern. We ask therefore that you report any concern about a student, even if it seems insignificant.
Please note: FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, does not require a student’s consent prior to disclosure of information obtained from a student’s educational records if the information is shared with another employee of the institution with a legitimate educational interest in the information (34 C.F.R. §99.31(a)(1)(i)(A)) or if the disclosure is made to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals (34 C.F..R. §99.36).
Immediate Danger: Please call emergency services at 911. You may also call the UMW Police (x4444 for on-campus emergencies or 540-654-1025 for non-emergencies) to report concerns.