“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

Start with Safe

Start with SafeThe Safe Office provides confidential support for Wake Forest students who have or are experiencing interpersonal violence of any kind (including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking). Professionals in the Safe Office can help you review your rights, explore options, and assist you in whatever steps you decide to take. 

Safe Office


8/14 Updates to WFU Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

View the Updated Policy

Wake Forest University is committed to providing an academic and work environment that is free from sex discrimination (including discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) and sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). This commitment applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in University programs and activities. Recently the Department of Education made substantial changes to Title IX regulations. As a result, WFU has updated its Title IX policy, effective August 14, 2020.

Contact Information

For additional information or to report sex discrimination, harassment, other sexual misconduct or disability discrimination, please contact:

Aishah Casseus, JD
Director, Title IX Office
Section 504 Coordinator

Jessica Harris Telligman, JD
Assistant Director, Title IX Office

Olivia Bray
Title IX Case Coordinator

Joanne Clifford
Program Administrator

The Title IX Office is located in Reynolda Hall, Suite 307.

Training and Programs

The Title IX Office collaborates extensively with other University offices, such as the Safe Office, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Office of Wellbeing, to offer awareness campaigns and prevention programs that seek to promote positive and healthy behaviors that foster healthy, mutually respectful relationships, encourage safe bystander intervention, and seek to change behavior and social norms in healthy and safe directions.

Prevention and Outreach Programs
Training Presentations for Title IX Administrators


We are continually improving our website and expanding the information that may be important to you. Is there something you couldn’t find or couldn’t access? Your feedback is important and helpful, so please let us know by emailing us at titleixcoordinator@nullwfu.edu.