Emergency and External Reporting Options
Is this an emergency? Police and other emergency reporting options are here.
Greensboro Police Department
- For Emergencies: 911
- For Non-Emergencies: (336) 373-2222
Guilford College Public Safety
Wesley Long Hospital
Moses Cone Hospital
When you tell any faculty, staff, administrator or residence hall staff what happened, they are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that any disciplinary proceedings will be launched immediately without conferring with you, or that the respondent will be contacted. When you come forward, you don’t have to know how you want to proceed or even how to label what happened. You have the right to an advisor of your choice to support and accompany you through every step of the process. The Title IX Office will make sure you have access to the support and services you need and that you know all your options. Find a list of on-campus reporting options here.
If you’re not sure you’re ready to file a formal report, consider contacting a confidential resource. Find a list of confidential reporting options here. Confidential resources will not reveal what you tell them to anyone – not the police, not the Title IX Office – without your consent. They also can provide you with support and link you to services. Anonymous reports concerning an act of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence can be made here.
Please know that:
- Guilford College’s sexual assault policy applies to everyone – students, faculty, staff, administrators, and campus visitors.
- It’s never too late to report sexual assault.
- Your information will be kept private. Only people who have a direct need to know in order to address and resolve the case will have access to your information.
- Retaliation against anyone who makes a report, cooperates with an investigation, or participates in the disciplinary process is a violation of College policy.
When You’re Ready to Report
- You can report instances of sexual harassment and sexual assault to any staff, administrator, faculty, or student residence hall staff member in person, by phone, in writing, or by email. Reports can also be made online here.
- When you make a report to one of these individuals, they must notify the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX coordinator will reach out to you to offer measures and services Guilford has available to support you – including counseling, stay-away orders, and other accommodations — as well as inform you of the steps the College can take to address your situation and prevent it from happening again.
How the Process Works
- The Title IX Coordinator or another member of the Title IX team will meet with you to conduct what’s called an initial assessment interview to understand what happened and how you want to proceed, including the option of filing a police report. A disciplinary action may be started depending on a variety of factors, including whether you want to pursue such and the nature of the allegations.
- The formal process starts with an investigation. During an investigation, an investigator(s) will interview witnesses and gather all available information. You will have the opportunity to review your interview summary and submit any corrections or other comments. You also will have the opportunity to review a preliminary report that includes all of the information that will be considered prior to a finding on whether the policy was violated. After the parties review and comment on the preliminary report, the investigator(s) will issue a final report. That report will have a finding about whether the policy was violated.
- All parties have the right to appeal on two grounds: a procedural error occurred that significantly affected the outcome of the hearing, or new evidence has come to light that could substantially impact the outcome. Any decision by appellate review is final.
- Any student found responsible for sexual assault may receive a sanction ranging from suspension to expulsion.
Campus Reporting Options
In addition to the confidential resources listed, Guilford community members have access to a variety of resources provided by the College. These staff members 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.
- Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence. An individual may report the incident without disclosing their name, identifying the respondent or requesting any action. Depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the College’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Anonymous Reporting Form can be found here.
- The Title IX Coordinator will receive the anonymous report and will determine any appropriate steps, including individual or community remedies as appropriate, and in consultation with the Director of Campus Safety, compliance with all Clery Act obligations.