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 titleixcoordinator@nullwfu.edu 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 the Winston-Salem Police Department at 911 or, if on the Reynolda campus, call the Wake Forest University Police Department at 336.758.5911. If you are injured, get medical attention right away.

Other Resources:


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 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
safe@nullwfu.edu

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

Family Services, Inc. [Confidential]
*Non-University Community Resource
1200 Broad Street, 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
info@nullfsifamily.org

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

University Counseling Center [Confidential]
Reynolda Hall Suite 117
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm
336.758.5273

  • Counseling Services

Office of Chaplain [Confidential]
Reynolda Hall Suite 8
336.758.5210

  • Spiritual Support
  • Spiritual Counseling

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) [Confidential]
336.716.5493

  • Counseling Services

LGBTQ Center [Non-Confidential, Private]
Benson University Center 311
Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
336.758.4665
lgbtq@nullwfu.edu

Women’s Center [Non-Confidential, Private]
Benson University Center 314
Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
336.758.4053
womenscenter@nullwfu.edu

  • Resources to reflect on individual and collective experiences and identities

Contact the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Non-Confidential)

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.

Title IX Coordinator

  1. Jessica Harris Telligman: Interim Title IX Coordinator, Interim Section 504 Coordinator, Assistant Director for Title IX Office
    336.758.4997 | telligjr@nullwfu.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

  1. Barbara Walker: Deputy Athletic Director/SWA
    336.758.5869 | walkerbg@nullwfu.edu
  2. Debbie Newsome: Associate Dean of Students (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
    336.758.3492 | newsomdw@nullwfu.edu
  3. Jonathan A. McElderry: Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director (Intercultural Center)
    336.758.5864 | mceldeja@nullwfu.edu
  4. Matt Imboden: Chief Student Services Officer (School of Business) 336.758.1896 | imbodemw@nullwfu.edu
  5. Nicole Allen: Assistant Director for Student Affairs (School of Medicine) 336.716.4273 | chaallen@nullwakehealth.edu
  6. Quentin Huff: Interim Associate Dean of Students (School of Law)
    336.758.2526 | huffqb@nullwfu.edu
  7. Shonda Jones: Senior Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Integrative Learning (School of Divinity), Assistant Teaching Professor of Intercultural Theological Education
    336.758.3748 | jonessr@nullwfu.edu
  8. Stephanie Carter: Director of Residence Life
    336.758.5266| cartersk@nullwfu.edu
  9. Tanya Gregory: Assistant Professor, Director of Student Services for Department of PA Studies (School of Medicine)
    336.713.0819 | tgregory@nullwakehealth.edu
  10. Tim Wilkinson: Associate Dean for Student Engagement
    336.758.4853 | wilkints@nullwfu.edu