How To Get Support

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 if you have questions, concerns or to set up an appointment.

Make Sure You Are Safe

If you are in danger at any time, please call 911 or, if on the Reynolda campus, call Wake Forest University Police Department at 336.758.5911. If you are injured, get medical attention right away.

  • Call the Wake Forest University Police at 336.758.5911
  • Call the Winston Salem Police directly at 911
  • Call the Safe Office at 336.758.5285 (24 hours)
  • Call Family Services at 336.722.4457 (24 hours)

Seek Medical Assistance

Getting medical attention is important for addressing the physical consequences of any type of assault, even if you do not wish to submit a report to the police or to the University.

  • If you can, seeking medical attention within 24 hours of a sexual assault is most ideal for medical and preventative treatment.
  • To seek medical assistance, you can go to a hospital emergency room, clinic, your primary care physician, or Student Health Service (if you are a Reynolda campus student).
    • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential] Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
    • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center [Confidential] 3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • Forsyth County Health Department [Confidential] 799 N. Highland Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    • Student Health Service [Confidential] First Floor Reynolds Gymnasium,  336.758.5218

If you go to the emergency room, you will receive preventative care, treatment, and referrals to follow-up care. You will also have the option of evidence collection.

  • You do not have to report the crime to have a sexual assault forensic exam but the process gives you the chance to safely store evidence should you decide to report at a later time. In most cases, sexual assault forensic exams can be performed up to 72 hours after the assault.
  • You have a right to a medical advocate. The emergency room charge nurse should contact a medical advocate from Family Services or the Wake Forest Safe Office to accompany you through any evidence collection process.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center have sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE). Student Health Service does not have a SANE but will offer you transportation to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center or Forsyth Medical Center. SANE are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse.
  • To preserve evidence, avoid showering, bathing and brushing your teeth (when possible). Also, avoid washing your clothes. You can wear the same clothing to the hospital or take the clothes with you. If you put your clothes in a bag, make sure it is a paper bag.

The emergency room may also contact the police. It is your choice whether or not you talk with the police. If you choose to talk with the police they will take information for a police report and this information will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator for handling under University policies.

Seek Advocacy and Counseling

The University has a number of offices that provide advocacy and counseling to individuals who have experienced Sexual Misconduct.

Advocacy and counseling services are confidential. Confidential resources are those resources that do not have mandatory reporting requirements to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and law enforcement. Confidential resources include the Safe Office, mental health counselors and other medical professionals when such persons are providing services in their respective roles as counselors and medical professionals.

Safe Office [Confidential]
24 Hour Line: 336.758.5285

  • Crisis Response
  • 24/7 Support
  • Advocacy
  • Support Services
  • Programming

Family Services, Inc., Non-University Community Resource [Confidential]
1200 Broad St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336.722.8173 or 1.800.316.5513

24 Hour Crisis Line for Sexual Assault: 336.722.4457

24 Hour General Crisis Line: 336.723.8125

  • Individual and group counseling and education opportunities
  • Domestic Violence Shelter (information available through the General Crisis Line)

University Counseling Center [Confidential]

  • Counseling Services

Office of Chaplain [Confidential]

  • Spiritual Support
  • Spiritual Counseling

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) [Confidential]

  • Counseling Services

LGBTQ Center [Non-Confidential, Private]

  •  Resources and services related to gender identity and sexual orientation

LGBTQ Resource Guide

Women’s Center [Non-Confidential, Private]


Benson University Center 314
Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

  • Resources to reflect on individual and collective experiences and identities

Contact the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators [Non-Confidential]

  1. Tonya Deem, Interim Director and Interim Title IX Coordinator, 336.758.7258,
  2. Jessica Harris Telligman, Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 336.758.4997,
  3. Nicole Allen, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Director for Student Affairs (School of Medicine), 336.716.4273,
  4. Matt Imboden, Executive Director, Integrative Student Services Center of Excellence (School of Business), 336.758.1896,
  5. Gail Curtis, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Vice Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies (School of Medicine), 336.716.2027, 336.714.4356,
  6. Ann Gibbs, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Associate Dean, Admin & Student Services (School of Law), 336.758.6119,
  7. Debbi Newsome, Associate Dean for Students (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), 336.758.5512,
  8. Shonda Jones, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Assoc. Dean, Admission & Student Services (Divinity School), 336.758.3748,
  9. Barbara Walker, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Sr. Associate Athletic Director (Athletics/Undergraduate College), 336.758.5869,
  10. Tim Wilkinson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Associate Dean, Office of Dean of Students, 336.758.4853,
  11. Stephanie Carter, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Director, Residence Life and Housing, 336.758.5266,
  12. Jonathan McElderry, Assistant Dean and Director, Diversity and Inclusion, 336.758.5864,

The University Title IX Office conducts investigations under University Title IX policies, has authority to issue No Contact Orders, and assist with other interim measures, such as changing campus living assignments and course sections.