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Title IX

ABOUT TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 exists to make certain that the women and men of U.S. universities are treated equally. To put it simply, Title IX says that you cannot “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” based on your sex. As a recipient of federal funding, Wingate University is required to operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.

In accordance with federal mandates, you can read the entire Wingate University Sex Discrimination Policy below.

At Wingate University, we’re committed to providing an equal opportunity environment for working, learning and living. We promote inclusiveness and nondiscrimination and embrace diversity. Our goal is to protect everyone, including students, faculty, staff and visitors, from any form of sex-based harassment, which includes quid pro quo, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and/or hostile environment harassment as well as other forms of sex discrimination which include sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation or gender identity.

WHAT'S COVERED BY TITLE IX?

The programs and activities that are protected by Title IX are:

  • Academic programs
  • Athletics
  • Benefits and leave
  • Employee hiring and retention
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Housing
  • Pregnancy
  • Recruitment and admissions

TITLE IX RESOURCES

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against or are a victim of sexual harassment, we’re here to help. In addition to your Title IX coordinator, you can contact:

  • Campus Safety (704) 233–8999
  • Associate Vice President for Student Life (704) 233–8556
  • Office of Human Resources (704) 233–8810
  • Police (Emergency) 911
  • Residence Life (980) 210-4950
  • Wingate Police (Non-emergency) (704) 233–5657
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  800-799-SAFE

  • Turning Point (Union County NC) Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline:  (704) 283-7770
  • Turning Point (Union County NC) Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline:  (704) 283-7233
  • LGBTQ Hotline: 866-488-7386
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE

As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Wingate University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including in admission and employment. Sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


 

YOUR TITLE IX COORDINATOR

In accordance with federal regulations, we’ve dedicated a Title IX Coordinator responsible for the administration and implementation of Wingate University’s Title IX compliance efforts. If you have Title IX questions, complaints or concerns, please contact:

Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. April C. Smith
Stegall Administration Building
(704) 233-8649
a.smith@wingate.edu
titleix@wingate.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Jessica Head
Alumni Hall
(704) 233-8376
j.head@wingate.edu 

Tariah Harrell
Stegall Administration Building
(704) 233-8023
tar.harrell@wingate.edu

Michelle Chaplin
Hendersonville Campus
(828) 697-0105 ext. 602
m.chaplin@wingate.edu

Molick Scott
Cannon Complex
(704) 233-8193
m.scott@wingate.edu

Brandie Everett, aPHR
Director of Human Resources
Stegall Administration Building, B level
(704) 233-8718
b.everett@wingate.edu

WHEN TO CONTACT YOUR TITLE IX COORDINATOR

If you are a Student, faculty, staff, visitor or applicant for admission or employment and you believe you have been the victim of sex-based harassment, which includes quid pro quo, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and/or hostile environment harassment and/or other forms of sex discrimination which include sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation or gender identity, should reach out. Federal and state laws prohibit retaliation against individuals who file a complaint in good faith or participate in an investigation involving an alleged Title IX violation.


 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES