Title IX

Warren Wilson College – Title IX

Title IX (20 USC § 1681) states: 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.

Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. For more information click here.


Title IX states that a school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively; If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action to investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve and eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. At Warren Wilson College we encourage the reporting of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Warren Wilson College Title IX Coordinator

Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact the college’s Title IX Coordinator. Anyone that who has a complaint (regardless of whether it’s against a student, staff, faculty visitor, or otherwise) may contact:

Paul C. Perrine
Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
Dodge House
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Phone: 828.771.3800

To find out more about your reporting rights and options, please click HERE.

If you would like to report an incident of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking or sexual harassment, please click Here for a reporting form. You can report for yourself or for another – please forward this form (once you fill it out) to Paul Perrine, Dodge House – contact information is also on the reporting form.

If you want to learn more about your rights, or if you believe that the college is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov. If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so here.

Warren Wilson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.