Title IX Compliance


What is Title IX?

Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. It is more than just "the law that made school sports more equitable for girls and women." Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, as a form of sex discrimination.

Every campus is required to designate a Title IX Coordinator to oversee complaints, identify problems, be available to students and law enforcement, and handle Title IX concerns. Meredith's Title IX Coordinator is the Director of Human Resources, who can be reached at (919) 760-8760, davispam@meredith.edu and is located in the Park Center (1st floor/ Office of Human Resources).

Additional Information on Sexual Violence and Title IX

Nondiscrimination Policy
Meredith College is dedicated to equality of opportunity within its community. The College does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, national origin, age (as defined in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), religion, sex, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, benefits, transfer, and termination.
Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy and Grievance Procedures
Formal Grievance Form (PDF)

Sexual Assault and Rape
Sexual assault is defined as any incident of forcing another person to perform a sexual act against his/her will. Force can be implicit through the use of threatening words, gestures, or tone of voice, or explicit through actions of physical restraint. According to North Carolina state law, rape is defined as forced sexual intercourse against the will of another person. Rape is also considered to be sexual intercourse with a person who is physically, mentally, or otherwise incapacitated (including incapacitation from the use of alcohol and drugs), when the person performing the act knows of the victim’s incapacity.

Meredith complies with the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

Primary Meredith Resources
Counseling Center
Campus Police
Office of the Chaplain

Other Resources
Interact 24-hour Rape Crisis Line: (919) 828-3005
Call Wake Medical Safe Center: (919) 828-3067

Seek medical assistance as soon as possible following the incident (ideally within 72 hours). Do not shower before being examined. Be sure to advise medical personnel that treatment is necessary because of assault or rape. Medical information is essential if charges are filed.


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