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Title IX

"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." - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Virginia Western Community College is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment, sexual assault, and sex discrimination. We are committed to ensuring a safe campus climate for all of our students and the entire college community. Through a comprehensive compliance program, we promote fundamental rights, advance individual and institutional integrity, and uphold the vital aims of Title IX.

This Program Statement, updated regularly, details the colleges efforts to comply with Title IX. Additional information is also available through our Policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.

Members of the campus community who believe they have been subjected to harassment, sexual assault, or sex discrimination should immediately report the incident to campus or local police. All emergencies or any incident where someone is in imminent danger should be reported immediately to campus police or local police by dialing 911 or 540-857-7979.

Whether or not a report is made to law enforcement, members of the campus community should report alleged violations of this policy to the Title IX Coordinator during normal business hours. The Title IX Coordinator is solely responsible for overseeing the prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints filed with the College. For more information on reporting procedures, please see the Policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

Policies and Procedures Related to Title IX

Sexual Assault Prevention Training

Virginia Western Community College has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and financial literacy, in high schools and higher education institutions across the country. Each year over a half-million students complete these courses.

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for students, Virginia Western Community College expects you to complete the Haven-Understanding Sexual Assault course. This online course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that can affect you, your children, spouse and others close to you.

To access this training, go to the website http://www.everfi.com/register and use the registration code of a94f5125. If you are enrolled in an SDV class then you will be completing this training as part of the class and do not need to complete it again. After creating your EverFi Higher Ed. Account, you may return to the course at a later date, by using the following navigation: http://www.everfi.com/login.

This course is required of all in-coming students including dual enrolled students.

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years. A current version of Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser to use for this course.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students' attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students' answers.
  • Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the "Help" link within the course.

Additional Resources

Campus:
Intervention Counselor: 540-857-6711

Community:
Sexual Assault Response & Awareness (SARA): 540-345-7273; 24 hour line: 540-981-9352
Roanoke City Police: 540-853-2212

Protective Orders:
http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin
Magistrates in the City of Salem & Roanoke County: 540-387-6092; City of Roanoke: 540-853-2247

Contact

The Title IX Coordinator is Lori Baker, Dean of Student Services. Her office is located in Chapman Hall, Room C102; telephone at 540-857-6348; email .

Responsible employees are Lori Baker, Dean of Student Services; Craig Harris, Chief of VWCC Police; and Sheri Meixner, LCSW, Intervention Counselor.

Contact

Sheri Meixner, LCSW

Sheri Meixner, LCSW

Location: Student Center S207E
Phone: 540-857-6711