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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."Title IX is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Title IX:

  •  Requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds or financial assistance must prohibit sex discrimination in their education programs and activities.
  •  Applies to sexual harassment and sexual assault. According to the Office for Civil Rights, “sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”
Sexual misconduct is a broad term used to describe conduct of a sexual nature that is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
Title IX requires WCC to respond to sexual misconduct, which it knows about or reasonably should have known about, by:

  • Investigating what happened.
  • Taking appropriate steps to resolve the matter, doing its best to eliminate the harassment, prevent recurrence, and remedy effects even if no formal report has been made or when a person making a report does not wish to further participate in the process.
  • Taking interim measures during the investigation to prevent potential further harassment.
Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.

How to File a Report

Any employee or student who believes that discrimination has occurred against themselves or another individual is encouraged to report that behavior as soon as possible. Reports may be filed by using the Title IX Report Form or by contacting:

Contact Population Served Contact Information
Sherry Cox Title IX Coordinator Faculty and Staff 336-838-6422
spcox072@wilkescc.edu
Scott Johnson Deputy Title IX Coordinator Curriculum and Workforce Development & Community Education Students 336-838-6141 sajohnson366@wilkescc.edu
Debbie Woodard Deputy Title IX Coordinator College Readiness and Workforce Development & Community Education Students 336-903-3231
drwoodard792@wilkescc.edu

Duty to Report

Federal law and WCC Policy requires that the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator receive notice of all reports of sexual misconduct. This means that all disclosures of sexual misconduct shared with a “Responsible College Employee” must be reported to either the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Responsible College Employees

WCC has designated all employees as responsible employees with the exception of professional counselors. Professional counselors are not required to report any information regarding an incident of alleged sexual misconduct. A responsible college employee who receives a report of sexual misconduct must promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Confidentiality

In compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the college will take precautions to protect the confidentiality/privacy of all parties. However, students should understand that under conditions of imminent harm to the community, the college is obligated by federal law to inform the community of the occurrence for the protection of all members of the community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, or disability.

Support

Confidential resources are available on campus and in the community.

Dr. Lynda Black, LPC
Student Services Office, WCC
336-838-6148
lkblack932@wilkescc.edu
Michael Roope, LPC
Student Services Office, WCC
336-838-6147
msroope085@wilkescc.edu
Elizabeth Coleman, LPCA
Ashe/Alleghany, WCC
336-903-3144
eccoleman625@wilkescc.edu
SAFE, INC, PO Box 445, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Office: 336-838-9169Crisis: 336-838-SAFE (7233)
24 Hour: 336-667-7656
www.safewilkes.org/
A Safe Home for Everyone (A.S.H.E.)
626 Ashe Central School Rd., Unit 1
Jefferson, NC 28640
Office: 336-982-8851Crisis: 336-246-5430
www.ashechildren.org

D.A.N.A. (Domestic Abuse is Not Acceptable)
Alleghany County Crisis Line: 336-372-DANA (3262)
Toll Free: 866-261-DANA (3262)
www.danaservices.com

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Additional Resource Information

WCC Information Community/National Information
WCC Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Brochure www.notalone.gov/ Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.
WCC Faculty & Staff - Support and Report Brochure http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/sexharassresources.html Office for Civil Rights—Sexual Harassment Resources
WCC Title IX Posters http://knowyourix.org/  Information about Title IX, Clery Act, & More
Upcoming WCC Educational Events (Information coming soon for Fall Semester 2017) http://www.nccadv.org/get-help/programs-list NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence—List of NC Domestic Violence Service Providers
WCC Campus Police & Security Webpage  National Domestic Violence Helpline 800.799.SAFE (toll free) 800.787.3224 TTY (toll free)

Title IX - Know Your Rights

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnant and parenting students are welcome at Wilkes Community College.

Title IX regulations specifically prohibit discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Absences due to medical conditions related to pregnancy and maternity leave will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student’s doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work.

Students seeking accommodations related to pregnancy or childbirth should complete the Pregnancy & Childbirth Accommodation Request Form. Accommodations will be determined through a cooperative process between the director of disability services and faculty members on a case by case basis to determine reasonable accommodations for a student. WCC may require documentation from a medical professional if an accommodation is medically necessary.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Accommodation Examples:

  • Accessible Parking
  • Access to Nursing Mother Space
  • Class Section Change (e.g., seated to online)
  • Excused Tardiness
  • Excused Absences
  • Excused Leave of Absence
  • Limited Exposure to Potentially Dangerous Substances (e.g., Lab or Clinical)
  • Limited Lifting
  • Limited Standing
  • Separate or Different Table/Chair
  • Restroom Use (e.g., frequency)

For additional information, please contact one of the following individuals.

Contact Population Served Contact Information
Sherry Cox
Title IX Coordinator
Faculty and Staff 336-838-6422
spcox072@wilkescc.edu
Scott Johnson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Curriculum Students and Workforce Development & Community Education Students 336-838-6141
sajohnson366@wilkescc.edu
Renee Macemore
Director of Disability Services
All Students (College Readiness, Curriculum & Workforce Development & Community 336-838-6212
rmmacemore052@wilkescc.edu
Debbie Woodard
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
College Readiness and Workforce Development & Community Education Students 336-903-3231
drwoodard792@wilkescc.edu

 

Important Links

WCC Pregnancy & Childbirth—Accommodation Request Form
Working with Pregnant and Parenting Students: Frequently Asked Questions
Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students—US Department of Education
Guidelines

 

Notice of Non Discrimination

Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age or disability.

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