Respondent Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

Respondent Resource Guide

Being accused of sexual misconduct in any form may be a confusing and stressful experience. There are resources on and off campus to answer your questions and offer you support through the process. 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. Both the Respondent and Complainant have the rights to a thorough, fair, prompt, and impartial process to resolve complaints of Prohibited Conduct. UMW uses the term “Respondent” to refer to the student, employee, or third party who have been reported to have violated the Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence.

Frequently Asked Questions for Respondents

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
  • 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.

Off Campus