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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 Sexual Harassment 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 discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or violence.

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
  • 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
  • Dean of Students (704) 233–8242
  • Office of Human Resources (704) 233–8710
  • Police (Emergency) 911
  • Residence Life (704) 233–8247
  • 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

 

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:

Nancy Horak Randall
Efird Building
(704) 233-8065
nrandall@wingate.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Glenda Bebber
Goodman Service Center
(704) 233-8742
gbebber@wingate.edu

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

Tanisha Bomani
Stegall Administration Building
(704) 233-8742
t.bomani@wingate.edu

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

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

April Smith
Efird Building
(704) 233-8649
a.smith@wingate.edu

Charlesa Hann
Hayes Building
(704) 233-6035
c.hann@wingate.edu

Erika Torrez
Cannon Complex
(704) 233-8262
e.torrez@wingate.edu

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The OCR ensures institutions receiving federal funding comply with Title IX regulations.

WHEN TO CONTACT YOUR TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Students, faculty, staff, visitors and applicants for admission or employment, if who feel they’ve been the victim of sexual harassment, misconduct, assault, violence or sex discrimination, 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