Mandatory reporting obligations

All members of the R-MC have a duty to report any knowledge of minor abuse. Review the Minor Abuse policy.

Additionally, all faculty and staff are considered mandatory reporters of Prohibited Conduct (i.e., sexual harassment and sexual misconduct) involving students unless informed by their direct supervisor and/or upon hire. Currently, Counselor Services, Student Health Center, and the Office of the Chaplain are the only confidential, non-mandatory employees at RMC.

For more information about Prohibited Conduct, please visit the review the Sexual and Relationship Conduct Policy.

If you are unsure of your mandatory reporter status, please contact Human Resources and/or the Title IX Office. If you have any questions about policy, law, incident(s), please contact the Title IX Office at 804.752.3295.


Faculty and staff Nondiscrimination policies related to sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment are available in the Faculty Handbook and Staff Handbook. All members of the RMC have a duty to report any knowledge of minor abuse. Review the Minor Abuse policy.

For more information, please contact:

  • The Office of Ombuds
  • Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Laura Soulsby
  • Non-Discrimination Coordinator: Dr. Alisa Rosenthal

For more information on training related to Title IX, please visit Title IX training page or contact the Title IX Office.

Pregnancy and Related Conditions

Know of a student seeking support due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions? Faculty, staff, students, and community members are encouraged to refer any student(s) to the Title IX Office at or 804-752-3295 for reasonable accommodations and/or supportive measures.

Any faculty and staff member seeking reasonable accommodations and/or supportive measures as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, such as but not limited to access to lactation space in the McGraw-Page Library (1st Floor) and Duke Hall (3rd Floor): please contact the College’s Director of Human Resources, Sharon Jackson at, and/or the Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Provost Alisa Rosenthal at The Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Laura Soulsby, is an additional resource for faculty and staff members and may be contacted at or 804-752-3295.

Supporting a Student

  • Listen to them: practice active, non-judgmental listening, avoid questioning, respond with empathy, inform them of your role as a mandatory reporter, and be as transparent as possible about your ability to support them and your limitations (i.e. time limitations, conflict of interest, not a counselor, legal expert, etc.)
  • Inform them: make students aware in your spaces (i.e. brochures, flyers, etc.) and classrooms (i.e. your introduction, syllabus, etc.) that you care about preventing and responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Remind students about your role as a mandatory reporter and your ability to help them make a report and/or direct them to confidential employees.
  • Support them: recognize signs that a student may be in distress and help them access campus and community support. Know that the Title IX Office may recommend to the Provost and/or Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students that you be contacted regarding accommodations for students in need of administrative and academic support because of an incident and/or accusation of Prohibited Conduct.