Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence

VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator

LET'S ALL BE CLEAR

 

Title IX and Sexual Respect

Members of the College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence.
 


Guilford College commits to maintain an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff and visitors that is free from all forms discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.


 

Title IX is part of a 1972 Federal Education Law – it prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination. Guilford College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including based upon sex.

 

Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. See our complete Statement of Non-Discrimination.



Sexual Violence Prevention

Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures

Guilford College has a longstanding mission to provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment, guided by Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity and emphasizing the creative problem-solving skills, experience, enthusiasm and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world. 

Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedure

College Policy Library

Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention Training

To remain in compliance with Title IX policies, procedures and legal guidelines, all Guilford College employees and students are required to complete training on these subjects on an annual basis. In addition, we require employees and students to complete training on related policies and procedures.

Please follow the instructions below in order to register your new EVERFI account and complete this training for each academic year. Feel free to contact the Human Resources and Payroll Department at hr@guilford.edu or 336.316.2134 if you have any questions or need assistance regarding your online training needs.



Title IX Resources

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or Public Safety (336-316-2909).

If not in immediate danger, you may also consider Family Service of the Piedmont’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 336. 273.7273.

Complaint Resolution FAQs

Confidential Resources

The College encourages all community members to make a prompt report of any incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence to local law enforcement and the College. For individuals who are not prepared to make a report, or who may be unsure what happened, but are still seeking information and support, there are several legally protected confidential resources available on campus. Confidential resources will not share any information with the College or anyone else, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

Community Resources

  • Family Justice Center
    • 336.641.7233
    • One-stop shop for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse. Provides free and confidential support including safety, legal, social, advocacy and health services. Community outreach and education.
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    • 1.800.656.4673
    • A confidential, anonymous national sexual assault hotline

Medical Care

After a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault or some other form of sexual or gender-based violence, it can be important to seek medical care. Health care providers can help you determine the extent of injuries, and whether you need medications (e.g., emergency contraception, antibiotics to prevent sexually transmitted infection, antiretrovirals to prevent HIV).

Eagle Physicians, 336.294.6190

Forensic Evidence Exams

You may obtain medical care at any medical facility. However, Moses Cone and Wesley Long are two local health care facilities with nurses (called "SANE nurses" or Forensic Nurse Examiners, "FNE")  who are specially trained to perform a forensic sexual assault examination (SANE exam) that preserves evidence within the first 72 hours after an assault. There are two local hospitals that provide this service. It is recommended that you contact the Family Services of the Piedmont at 336.273.7273 to arrange for an advocate to meet you at the hospital.

Additional On-Campus Resources

In addition to the confidential resources listed above, Guilford community members have access to a variety of resources provided by the College. The staff listed below are trained to support individuals affected by sexual harassment or sexual misconduct and to coordinate with the Title IX Coordinator consistent with the College’s commitment to a safe and healthy educational environment. While not bound by confidentiality, these resources will maintain the privacy of an individual’s information within the limited circle of those involved in the Title IX resolution process.


Public Safety and Reporting

The College encourages all individuals to seek assistance from a medical provider and law enforcement immediately after an incident of sexual misconduct when such assistance is desired or necessary under the circumstances, regardless of whether or not the individual plans to pursue criminal action. This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence and to begin a timely response by law enforcement and/or the College. Complainants are strongly encouraged to take immediate steps to preserve all evidence that might support a future report to the College, a protective order, or an investigation by law enforcement.

 

 

Student Handbook

The Guilford College Student Handbook presents an overview of how Guilford operates and summarizes the rights and responsibilities that govern student life at Guilford. Information in the Handbook includes policies and procedures that pertain to Title IX.

Intercultural Engagement Center

The Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) educates and celebrates diversity and multiculturalism at Guilford with an inclusive approach that also seeks to build relationships on campus and in the greater Greensboro community. The department supports the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional development of students of color and LGBTQIAA+ students in order to promote their sense of belonging and community.