As an institution that is grounded in the relentless pursuit of core values that include equality and justice for all, the College adheres to Title IX and to all other federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education.
Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, political affiliation/beliefs or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.
This policy applies to all members of the Guilford community, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as consultants, volunteers, vendors, and others engaged in business with the College. Visitors to and guests of Guilford College are both protected by this policy and subject to its prohibitions. Visitors and guests may report violations of this policy to the Title IX Coordinator (see Human Resources contact below) or otherwise as provided herein. Visitors and guests who are found to have violated this policy may be restricted or permanently forbidden from entering any part of the campus or attending any Guilford sponsored events.
Inquiries and Complaints
Employees who believe they have been treated unfairly based on any of the above characteristics should contact their immediate supervisor, or the next level supervisor (or Human Resources (contact below)) if the immediate supervisor is the subject of the allegation. Students should contact the Provost’s Office <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Reporting incidents of discrimination is integral to Title IX enforcement and would be discouraged if retaliation against those who report it goes unaddressed. Retaliation against a complainant, respondent, or witnesses involved in a complaint under Title IX is prohibited at Guilford College and is a separate violation of policy. No one may intimidate, threaten, coerce or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege under this Policy, or because the individual made a report or complaint, testified, assisted or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under this Policy. The College recognizes that retaliation can take many forms, may be committed by or against an individual or a group and that all parties to a complaint, including the complainant or respondent, as well as third parties such as witnesses may be the subject of retaliation by another individual.
Guilford College complies with Title IX which prohibits sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence. Inquiries regarding this policy or Title IX generally may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator (see Human Resources contact below):
Erickia Elbert, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Human Resources and Payroll
Or to the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights:
Washington, D.C. (Metro)
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Telephone: 202.453.6020; Fax: 202.453.6021; TDD: 800.877.8339; Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov
Revised Dec. 16, 2021