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Title IX

Title IX Compliance

The College is fully committed to providing a learning and work environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College does not practice or condone discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, political affiliation or veterans’ status in the administration of or in any of its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

The College strives to make its campuses inclusive, safe and a welcoming learning environment for all members of the College community, visitors, and guests. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity. Under Title IX, the College prohibits discrimination in all of its activities, services and programs based on sexual misconduct, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The College will process all Title IX complaints regardless of where the conduct occurred to determine whether the conduct occurred in the context of its educational programs, or had continuing effects on campus or in an off-campus program/activity. The College’s policies and procedures that cover Title IX apply to all complaints carried out by employees, students, and third-parties.

  • For issues related to sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence, see Institutional Policy and Procedures Manual – Sexual Harassment Procedure.
  • For issues related to all other types of unlawful discrimination and harassment, see institutional Policy and Procedures Manual – Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment.

All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment. Zero tolerance means that when allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate coordinators attention, protective, and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that the conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the reporting party and community are remedied, including sanctions when a responding party has violated this policy.

The College’s Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussion inside or outside of the classroom that includes controversial or sensitive subject matters protected by academic freedom. Academic freedom extends to topics that are pedagogically appropriate and germane to the subject matter of courses or that touch on academic exploration of matters of public concern.

Incident Reporting

The College’s Title IX Coordinator has oversight responsibility for handling sexual harassment complaints and for identifying and addressing an patterns and/or systemic problems involving sexual discrimination or harassment. All allegation involving sexual harassment should be directed to the college’s Title IX Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators listed below:

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Rose Moon
Executive Director
Title IX Deputy Coordinator (Employees)
Human Resources
Office: Caldwell–A–121 Work Phone: 828.726-2269
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Lauren Saunders
Executive Director
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Accountability and Strategic Initiatives
Office: Caldwell–A–128 Work Phone: 828.726.2304

If the complaint is an employee-employee complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Director of Human Resources to investigate the complaint. If the complaint is a student-student complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students to investigate the complaint. If the complaint is a student-employee complaint the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Title IX Coordinator for Students and the Director of Human Resources to investigate the complaint.

Additionally, anonymous reports can be made by reporting party and/or third parties using the Online Reporting Form. These anonymous reports may prompt the need for the College to investigate.

Victim and Educational Resources

On Campus Resources

Students can also seek confidential guidance or advice from one of the following college employees.

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Becky Boone
Office: Caldwell–B–137 Work Phone: 828.726.2729
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Shannon Brown
Executive Director
Student Development and Success
Student Services
Office: Caldwell–F–149 Work Phone: 828.726.2288
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Movita Hurst
Student Services
Office: Watauga–W460–104 Work Phone: 828.297-2185
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Blair Love Johnston
Counseling and Disability
Student Services
Office: Watauga–W460–103 Work Phone: 828.297.3811 x5263
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Brittney N. Lewis
Counseling and Disability Services
Student Services
Office: Caldwell–F–145 Work Phone: 828.726.2498
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Tuesday Sigmon
Counseling and Disability Services
Student Services
Office: Caldwell–F–150 Work Phone: 828.726.2716
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Ashleyn Thomason
Counseling and Disability Services
Student Services
Office: Caldwell–F–151 Work Phone: 828.726-2620

CCCTI Counseling Services
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone#: (828) 726-2288
CCC&TI Counseling Website

CCCTI Counseling Services
372 Community College Dr
PO Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 297-3811 x5263
CCC&TI Counseling Website

Counseling and Community Resources

Shelter Home of Caldwell County
PO Box 426
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 758-0888
FAX#: (828) 758-8949

Vaya Health
Phone#: (800) 849-6127 (24 hours)

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
336 Deerfield Rd
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 262-4100

PO Box 1591
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 262-5035 (24 hours)

Caldwell UNC Memorial Hospital
321 Mulberry Street SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone# (828) 757-5100

Women’s Resource Center
125 3rd Street NE
PO Box 1608
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone#: (828)322-6333 x 202

Law Enforcement Agencies

Blowing Rock Police Department
1036 Main Street
PO Box 47
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone#: (828) 295-5200

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department
2351 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 758-2324
FAX#: (828) 757-8685

Hudson Police Department
550 Central Street
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone#: (828) 728-5021
FAX#: (828) 726-0827

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office
184 Hodges Gap Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 264-3761

Boone Police Department
1500 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 268-6900

Granite Falls Police Department
5 Falls Avenue
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone#: (828) 757-2100
FAX#: (828) 396-3358

Lenoir Police Department
1035 West Avenue
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 757-2100
FAX#: (828) 757-2103

National Government Resources

US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
www.ed.gov/ocr email: OCR@ed.gov

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Know Your IX

Stalking Resource Center

US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Office on Violence Against Women 145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, DC 20530

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

No More

State Government Resources

NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
811 Spring Forest Rd. Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27609

NC Victim Assistance Network
5700 Six Forks Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609