There are a variety of resources available to you for reporting sexual misconduct and getting the support you need.

We don’t want you to ever feel like your voice is unheard. That’s why we’ve put together two quick guides for reporting sexual misconduct. The first guide has a list of who you can report the misconduct, the level of confidentiality and possible outcomes. The second guide offers you quick contact information when you’re ready to report the misconduct.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the two guides below, reach out to our Title IX coordinator. We’ll get you the information and the support you need.

Sexual Misconduct Reporting Quick Reference Guide

Resource Information & Support Counseling & Health Services Informal Resolution Formal Resolution Confidentiality Level
Town of Wingate Police Yes No No Yes Confidential according to state law
Union County Sherriff’s Office Yes No No Yes Confidential according to state law
 Safe Alliance Sexual Trauma Resource Center/Hotline Yes Yes No No Strict confidentiality
 Wingate University Counseling Services Yes Yes No Yes  Strict confidentiality
 Wingate University Health Services Yes Yes No No  Strict confidentiality
 Wingate University Minister Yes Yes No No Strictly confidentiality
 Wingate University Campus Safety Yes No No Yes  Strictly private, mostly confidential
 Wingate University Residence Life Yes No Yes Yes  Strictly private, mostly confidential
Wingate University Faculty, Staff & Administration Yes No No No Strictly private, mostly confidential
Wingate University Title IX Coordinator Yes No Yes Yes Strictly private, mostly confidential
Wingate University Deputy Coordinators Yes No Yes Yes Strictly private, mostly confidential

 

Quick Contact Information Guide

Resource Phone Number Email / URL Location / Address
Town of Wingate Police 704-233-1697 N/A 4114 U.S. 74 Wingate, NC 28174
Union County Sheriff’s Office 704-283-3844 N/A 3344 Presson Road Monroe, NC 28112
Safe Alliance Sexual Trauma Resource Center/Rape Crisis Hotline 704-283-7770 www.safealliance.org 604 Lancaster Highway Monroe, NC 28112
Carolinas Medical Center-Union Hospital (CMC Union) 704-993-3100 N/A 600 Hospital Drive Monroe, NC 28112
Wingate University Counseling Services 704-233-8246 l.hinnant@wingate.edu DPC Student Life Suite
Wingate University Health Services 704-233-8102 s.mccaskill@wingate.edu Student Health Center
Wingate University Campus Safety 704-233-8999 m.easley@wingate.edu Campus Services (behind Helms Residence Hall)
Wingate University Residence Life 704-233-8995 a.beatty@wingate.edu DPC Student Life Suite
Wingate University Faculty, Staff, Administration See directory See directory See directory
 Wingate University Title IX Coordinator  704-233-8247  dpbigg@wingate.edu  Campus Services (behind Helms Residence Hall)
Wingate University Deputy Coordinator Adrienne Beatty 704-233-8649 a.beatty@wingate.edu Office of Residence Life
Wingate University Deputy Coordinator Michelle Caddigan 704-233-8174 caddigan@wingate.edu Cannon Complex
Wingate University Deputy Coordinator Mick Reynolds 704-233-8252 m.reynolds@wingate.edu Office of Residence Life
Wingate University Deputy Coordinator Nancy Randall 704-233-8065 nrandall@wingate.edu Burris Hall
Wingate University Deputy Coordinator Lisa Ragsdale 704-233-8710 lisa.ragsdale@wingate.edu Stegall Administration Building

 

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