Meredith College is reviewing the Final Title IX Rule released by the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday, May 6, and determining what policy changes may be necessary to ensure Meredith College is in compliance when the new regulations go into effect on August 14, 2020.
Until that time, our existing Title IX policy remains in effect. Meredith College does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, and sex- or gender-based discrimination. Anyone wishing to make a report about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct, including incidents that have occurred during remote learning, should contact Pamela Davis Galloway (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ann Gleason (email@example.com), Title IX coordinators.
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 Pamela Davis Galloway, Director of Human Resources, who can be reached at (919) 760-8760, firstname.lastname@example.org and is located in the Park Center (1st floor/ Office of Human Resources). Meredith’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Ann Gleason, Dean of Students, who can be reached at (919) 760-8521, email@example.com and and is located in the Office of the Dean of Student (212 Park Center).
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Meredith College is committed to providing a safe and positive living, learning and working environment. Members of the campus community are expected to treat others with integrity and respect and to take responsibility for their actions. Meredith College will not tolerate sexual misconduct including, but not limited to, non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, sexual coercion, relationship violence, and stalking. Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between persons of the same or different gender. Acts of sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by College policy and Title IX.
Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures (PDF)
Information for Meredith Students About Sexual Misconduct and Title IX (PDF)
Information for Meredith Faculty & Staff About Title IX Rights, Responsibilities and Resources (PDF)
Tips for Being an Engaged Bystander (PDF)
Helping Victims of Sexual Violence (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Formal Grievance Form (Optional) (PDF)
For questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Meredith’s Title IX Coordinator or OCR. Meredith’s Title IX Coordinator is Pamela Davis Galloway, Director of Human Resources, Office of Human Resources, 122 Park Center, 919-760-8760,firstname.lastname@example.org. Meredith’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Ann Gleason, Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students, 212 Park Center, 919-760-8521,email@example.com.
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.
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.
Meredith complies with the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.
Confidential Campus Resources
Counseling Center (919) 760-8427
The Counseling Center is open Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm during the academic year. After hours, during the academic year, the counselor on call may be reached by calling the RD on duty at (919) 612-6350 or Campus Police at (919) 760-8888. Services provided by the Meredith Counseling Center include:
Additional Meredith Resources
Title IX Briefing for Faculty and Staff - August 2016 (PDF)
Health and Wellness at Meredith College New Student Orientation - August 2017 (PDF)
InterAct of Wake County
InterAct is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct fulfills this mission through the support of its volunteers and community.
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
NC SAVAN Brochure (PDF)
Rape Victim Assistance Program
Rape Victim Assistance Brochure (PDF)
Definitions of Rape and Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Facts
Warning Signs of Dating Violence
WomensLaw.org: North Carolina Laws
Financial Help for Women in Abusive Relationships
Love Is Respect
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
RAINN Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
WomensHealth.gov Sexual Assault and Abuse
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