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Title IX Information

The Education Amendment of 1972 (Title IX, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq.) state, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Sexual Misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking, are forms of gender discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, Longwood University is dedicated to creating a community that encourages the reporting of all incidents of sexual misconduct and the prompt and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints.

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?

  • To accept and respond to reports of sexual misconduct (including third party reports.)
  • To conduct or arrange for an investigation of the alleged sexual misconduct by an unbiased trained investigator.
  • To arrange interim measures to prevent reoccurrence of the alleged sexual misconduct, and to arrange for support services, which could include accommodations for educational, living and/or work environments; coordinating with campus and local resources as necessary.
  • To inform students, faculty and staff of their rights and responsibilities, including the option to file a formal complaint of sexual misconduct with the University, as well as to pursue criminal or civil action.
  • To inform students, faculty and staff of Longwood University's policies, investigation procedures and various means of resolving complaints.
  • To prepare or oversee any reports, recommendations, or remedial action(s) that are needed or warranted to resolve any prohibited conduct and maintain all information pertaining to any investigation or complaint in a secure file.
  • To answer questions about Title IX compliance and the University's related policies and procedures.
  • To ensure training is provided to appropriate University officials regarding Title IX.
 

Jennifer Fraley                                                         University Title IX Coordinator,                     Associate Dean of Conduct & Integrity          Lancaster G-26, 434.395.2490        fraleyjl@longwood.edu

Joshua Blakely                                                   Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students,      Director of Residence Life
Lancaster G-13, 434.395.2080
blakelyjk@longwood.edu 

Stacey Wilkerson                                               Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students,      Director of First Year Experience
Lancaster G-28, 434.395.4925 wilkersonsu@longwood.edu

Della Wickizer                                                    Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees,        Chief Human Resources Officer                      Lancaster 212, 434.395.2074            wickizerdh@longwood.edu

Further information about Title IX and sex discrimination in education is available from:

Office of Civil Rights                                                400 Maryland Avenue, SW                             Washington, D.C., 20202-1100

1-800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov        http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

To report gender-based misconduct anonymously to the Title IX Coordinator, please use our Anonymous Report Form.*

To make an anonymous crime report to the Longwood University Police Department, please use our Crime Report Form.

*Please remember that an anonymous report will be investigated to the best of our ability based on the information that is available.  Additionally, all University employees designated as "Responsible Employees" must report sexual misconduct, including personally identifiable information, directly and promptly to the Title IX Coordinator.