Do you know what Title IX means for you? It’s your right, and we want to make sure you understand it.

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 Misconduct Policy by downloading this PDF.

We Are Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights

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

Additional Title IX Resources

We hope you never need these additional resources, but if you have questions, please consult these pages and reach out to our Title IX Coordinator.

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:

Patrick Biggerstaff
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Operations
Campus Services
315 E. Wilson Street
Wingate, NC 28174
704–233–8247

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

When to Contact Your Title IX Coordinator

If you feel you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment, misconduct, assault or violence or sex discrimination, we encourage you to reach out. That goes for students, faculty, staff, visitors and applicants for admission or employment. 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.

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

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