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Title IX Compliance
 
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
 
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
 
Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at WVSU. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the university, there are staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinators
 
For Complaints Against Faculty or Staff (or individuals who do business with WVSU):
 
If you have a complaint against a WVSU faculty or staff member for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, please contact:



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Joyce Chaney
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
105 Cole Complex
(304) 766-5224
jchaney@wvstateu.edu
 
For Complaints Against Students:
 
If you have a complaint against a WVSU student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, please contact:
 
Trina Sweeney
Director, Adult & Commuter Student Services
Student Affairs
100 Curtis House
(304) 204-4328
sweeneyt@wvstateu.edu
 
Gender Equity in Athletics
 
If you have a complaint about gender equity in WVSU athletics programs, please contact:
 
Shannon Gerencir
Head Coach – Womens Volleyball/Senior Womens Administrator
Athletics
210 Fleming Hall
(304) 766-5750
gerencir@wvstateu.edu
 
Additional Resources
 
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on who the complaint is against (faculty/staff or student) and you may also contact:
 
WVSU Public Safety
114 Wallace Hall
(304) 766-3353 (non-emergency)
911 (emergency)
http://www.wvstateu.edu/administration/public-safety
 
To Report Confidentially


All of the individuals identified above will investigate and report all complaints. All employees, operating in their official capacity, are required to report alleged harassment and assault. If you desire that details of the incident be kept confidential, you may speak with on-campus counselors, campus health service providers or off-campus rape crisis resources, who will maintain confidentiality.  Counseling and Academic Support Services (CASS) has campus counselors that are available to help you free of charge, and are located on the first floor of Sullivan Hall, East.  In addition, you may speak off-campus with members of the clergy and chaplains, who will also keep reports made to them confidential.
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