Warren Wilson College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, Warren Wilson College has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of protected class status, and for allegations of retaliation. Warren Wilson College values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.
Complaints or notice of alleged policy violations, or inquiries about or concerns regarding this policy and procedures, may be made internally using the following methods:
- File a report or Formal Complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (828) 771-3768.
- Report online, using the reporting form posted at https://warrenwilsoncollege.formstack.com/forms/complaint_form. Anonymous reports are accepted but can give rise to a need to investigate to determine if the parties can be identified. If not, no further formal action is taken, though measures intended to protect the community may be enacted. Warren Wilson College tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which may be impossible with an anonymous report that does not identify the Complainant.
Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and because Warren Wilson College respects Complainant requests to dismiss complaints unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of confidentiality by making a report that allows Warren Wilson College to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
Resources and Support
For additional resources and support, please visit Counseling and Wellness – Counseling Center. The Warren Wilson College Counseling Center (WWCCC) provides free and confidential counseling services for all registered WWC students. Current staff includes 4 Licensed Clinical Social Workers and 1 Licensed Professional Counselor. WWC offers a range of services including short-term individual, group, and couples counseling; assessment, crisis intervention, faculty and staff consultation/support, and referrals to regional/community providers and resources.
Warren Wilson College will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate and as reasonably available. They are offered without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve access to Warren Wilson College’s education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties and/or Warren Wilson College’s educational environment, and/or to deter harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.
The Title IX Coordinator promptly makes supportive measures available to the parties upon receiving notice or a complaint. At the time that supportive measures are offered, Warren Wilson College will inform the Complainant, in writing, that they may file a Formal Complaint with Warren Wilson College either at that time or in the future, if they have not done so already. The Title IX Coordinator works with the Complainant to ensure that their wishes are considered with respect to any planned and implemented supportive measures.
Warren Wilson College will maintain the confidentiality of the supportive measures, provided that confidentiality does not impair Warren Wilson College’s ability to provide those supportive measures. Warren Wilson College will act to ensure as minimal an academic/occupational impact on the parties as possible. Warren Wilson College will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party.
These actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services
- Referral to the Employee Assistance Program
- Referral to community-based service providers
- Visa and immigration assistance
- Student financial aid counseling
- Education to the institutional community or community subgroup(s)
- Altering campus housing assignment(s)
- Altering work arrangements for employees or student
- Safety planning
- Providing campus safety escorts
- Providing transportation assistance
- Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties
- Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related adjustments
- Trespass, Persona Non Grata (PNG), or Be-On-the-Lookout (BOLO) orders
- Timely warnings
- Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
- Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator
Violations of no contact orders or other restrictions may be referred to appropriate student or employee conduct processes for enforcement or added as collateral misconduct allegations to an ongoing complaint under this Policy.
Training and Certifications
Please find below a list of the resource materials used to train Warren Wilson College Title IX (9)Team.
- ATIXA – Title IX Fundamentals Training course – History of Title IX
- ATIXA – Title IX Coordinator Level One and Level Two Continuing Certification Credits (CCC)
- Webinars and training workshops specific for Title IX coordinators and confidential reporting (counseling center, spiritual life staff, and health center)
We will utilize the EIIA insurance Title IX investigators for hire.