Reporting - Title IX - Christopher Newport University

Title IX


Reporting to Police

In an emergency, contact the University Police on campus at extension 4-7777 or from outside the CNU telephone system at (757) 594-7777 or contact 911. Someone may also walk into the University Police Headquarters at 12270 Warwick Boulevard (across from the Ferguson Center for the Arts) and speak directly to a CNU police officer.

The Director will make all Complainants aware of the right also to file a report with University Police or local law enforcement. Christopher Newport will comply with all requests by University Police or local law enforcement for cooperation in investigations. Such cooperation may require the Director to temporarily suspend the fact-finding aspect of an investigation detailed in the procedures below while University Police or other law enforcement agency gathers evidence.  If the investigation is suspended, any supportive measures remain in place and available. The Director will promptly resume the investigation as soon as notified by University Police or other law enforcement agency that it has completed the evidence gathering process. Otherwise, the investigation will not be altered or precluded on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been filed or that charges have been dismissed or reduced.

Some conduct in violation of this policy may also be a crime under Virginia law. Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct to law enforcement, even if the reporting individual is not certain if the conduct constitutes a crime. Crimes dealing with minors must be reported to law enforcement.

A protective order may be available and enforced through the appropriate law enforcement agency. Protective orders are legal documents issued by a judge or magistrate to protect the health and safety of a person who is alleged to be a victim of any act involving violence, force or threat that results in bodily injury or places that person in fear of death, sexual assault or bodily injury.

Reporting to CNU

The Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are trained to help individuals find the resources they might need, explain all reporting options and respond appropriately to conduct of concern, including retaliation.

Any reports of Prohibited Conduct may be made to the Office of Title IX and EO.

Katie Wellbrock
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Christopher Newport Hall 100
(757) 594-8819 (office)

Taylor Cobb
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Director for Title IX and EO
Christopher Newport Hall 100
(757) 594-8958 (office)

If you are a Responsible Employee wishing to file a report, please reference the Responsible Employee page.

File a Title IX and EO Community Report

Anonymous Reporting

A report may be made anonymously online. The Director may be limited in the ability to investigate an anonymous report unless sufficient information is furnished to enable the Director to conduct a meaningful and fair investigation.

File a Title IX and EO Community Report

Reporting to External Agencies

Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination/harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex including Sexual Misconduct, age, disability, or retaliation may be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

OCR National Headquarters
U. S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
(800) 421-3481

OCR Regional Headquarters
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
(202) 453-6020

Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination and harassment of employees may also be directed to the following:

EEOC National Headquarters
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 Main Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20507
(800) 669-4000

EEOC Local Office
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
200 Granby Street
Suite 739
Norfolk, VA 23510
(800) 669-4000

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