All members of the College community are expected to take appropriate action to prevent discrimination, harassment and sexual-based violence. All Responsible Employees are required to report such alleged acts to the appropriate College officials. All Responsible Employees receiving a complaint of discrimination, harassment or sexual based violence shall immediately refer the complaint to the appropriate person. For acts of sexual based violence, Responsible Employees shall inform the Complainant of the right to contact law enforcement.
If a student wishes to keep the details of an alleged incident confidential, he/she should speak with a Confidential Employee, health service provider or off-campus counselors in order to maintain confidentiality. Campus counselors are available to help students free of charge and can been seen on an emergency basis. For information on the College’s counseling services, contact the Dean for Student Services at (828) 448-3178.
Reports of student on student sexual harassment and sexual-based violence should be made to the College’s Title IX Coordinator:
Dean of Student Services
Hildebrand Hall, 116
Reports of employee on student sexual harassment and sexual-based violence should be made to the College’s Title IX Coordinator:
Director of Human Resources
Moore Hall, 240
The Coordinator shall receive annual training on issues related discrimination, harassment and sexual-based violence and how to conduct a fair and impartial investigation that protects alleged victims and promotes accountability.
Reports of disability discrimination should be made to the College’s Director of Disability:
Coordinator of Disability Services
All other issues raised here under should be reported to the Dean of Student Services.
For the remainder of these Procedures, the person who receives an initial report shall be referred to the “Coordinator”.