Complainant Resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The University of Mary Washington is concerned with your health and well-being.  If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual or gender-based violence of any kind, you are strongly urged to seek immediate assistance.  Please see the list of resources below as well as some frequently asked questions and answers.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Director of Compliance and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Ruth Davison, at, or (540)654-5656.  UMW is committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting of all types of Prohibited Conduct and timely and fair resolution of complaints.  Please reach out to us or one of the confidential resources listed below.

Complainant Resource Guide

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Complainants


On Campus

  • Ruth Davison, Director of Compliance and Title IX/ADA  Coordinator
    Lee Hall 401 (540) 654-5656
  • Terri Arthur, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
    GW 201 (540) 654-2051
  • Brandy Ellard, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
    Hamlet House (540) 654-2108
  • Marissa Miller, Prevention and Advocacy
    Fairfax House (540) 654-1193
  • Melissa Jones, Dean of Students
    UC 325 (540) 654-1200
  • Office of Disability Resources
    Seacobeck 005 (540) 654-1266
  • Center for International Education
    Lee Hall 4th Floor (540) 654-1434

On Campus – Confidential*

*When an individual shares information with a professional who has the ability to have confidential communication, that person cannot reveal the shared information to any third party, including the Title IX Coordinator, except when an applicable law or court order requires or permits disclosure of such information.

Support Groups The Talley Center for Counseling Services offers a support group that offers a connection to other survivors while sharing thoughts and feelings. If you are interested in being a member of this group, please contact the Talley Center for Counseling Services by phone (540.654.1053) or in person (Lee Hall 106). (Survivor of Sexual Assault Support Group flyer.)

Off Campus

* Confidential services available.