About the Title IX Office

As of March 16, 2020, the Title IX Office is working remotely but is available by phone and video conferencing to respond to student needs. Please email titleixcoordinator@nullwfu.edu if you have questions, concerns or to set up an appointment.

“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

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct)

Title IX LogoWelcome to Wake Forest University’s Title IX Office website. Our office is responsible for oversight and coordination of the University’s Title IX compliance efforts, including:

  • ensuring prompt, equitable and impartial Title IX process for all students, faculty, and staff
  • handling investigations of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct reports
  • coordinating effective responses to reports of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • facilitating the implementation of interim measures and other accommodations
  • identifying and addressing patterns of complaints involving possible sex discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • coordinating assessment of campus climate around issues of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • coordinating the informal resolution process for reports involving non-violent allegations
  • overseeing the formal resolution, grievance process (e.g., student conduct hearings)

The Title IX Office also extensively collaborates 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.

Section 504/ADA (Disability Grievances)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University strives to assure not only nondiscrimination but full participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of University life. The Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services (LAC-DS) coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities, and Human Resources coordinates accommodations for employees with disabilities. The staff in the Title IX Office are responsible for managing allegations of disability discrimination among students, staff, and faculty. The Interim Title IX Coordinator serves as the University’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

Any member of the Wake Forest University community who believes that they have been excluded from any educational program or service on the basis of a disability should contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator. For more information about filing a grievance on the Reynolda campus or on the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (BGCME) campus, click on the arrow next to “Disability Grievance Policies” in the navigation bar at the top of this page and select which policy you would like to view. For more information from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, click here for information regarding a student’s rights and responsibilities.

Feedback?

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.