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
- Benefits and leave
- Employee hiring and retention
- Financial aid and scholarships
- 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
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Glenda Bebber, Goodman Service Center
Tanisha Bomani, Stegall Administration Building
Michelle Chaplin, Hendersonville Campus
(828) 697-0105 ext. 602
Charlesa Hann, Hayes Building
Tariah Harrell, Efird Building
Jessica Head, Alumni Hall
April Smith, Efird Building
Erika Torrez, Cannon Complex
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.