Reporting Options

The University is committed to providing a variety of welcoming and accessible means so that all instances of Prohibited Conduct will be reported.

Title IX Office

Laura Finkelstein, Ph.D.
(703) 908-7561, Berg Hall 1001
email us
Submit a Report of Sexual or Interpersonal Misconduct

MU Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Aprile Preller
Berg Hall, 1001

Paula Polson
HR Director, Operations and Total Rewards
St. Joseph Hall, Room 1012

Kaylee Chappell
Assistant Director for Community Standards and Title IX Office
Berg Hall, 1001

Ellen O’Brien
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA
Lee Center, 2001

Marymount University Office of Campus Safety

Available 24/7 at the Guardhouse
(703) 284-1600
Email Campus Safety

At the time a report is made, a Complainant does not have to decide whether or not to request any particular course of action. Nor does a Complainant need to know how to label what happened. Choosing to make a report of Prohibited Conduct, and deciding how to proceed after making the report, can be a process that unfolds over time. The University provides support through the Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy that can assist each individual in making these important decisions, and to the extent legally possible, will respect an individual’s autonomy in deciding how to proceed to balance the individual’s interest with its obligation to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the University community.

To enable the University to respond to all reports in a prompt and equitable manner, the University encourages all individuals to directly report any incident of Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Campus Safety (24-hour availability).

Understanding the Difference between Resources and Reporting

There is a distinction between confidential resources and reporting options. Any individual may choose to seek support from professionals on campus and in the community who hold a legally-recognized privilege. These include counselors, medical health providers, clergy, and rape crisis counselors. Speaking with a confidential resource does not constitute notice to the University.

In contrast, all other University employees (who do not have legally-recognized confidentiality) are “Mandatory Reporters” and are required to share information with the University’s Title IX Coordinator. This allows the University to provide resources and support to a complainant and to take consistent action to respond to the report as outlined in the Marymount University Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and Resources.