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Title IX

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

“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.” (Ed.gov)

To learn more about the policies and procedures of Wilmington College regarding Title IX, refer to pages 87-115 of the Student Handbook.

Title IX Coordinators

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the College with primary responsibility for receiving reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment, signing formal complaints, and generally coordinating the College’s compliance with Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing the College’s response to reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment, including supportive measures, as well as overseeing the College’s documentation and record keeping set forth in Section 7.0. The Title IX coordinator provides educational materials and training on Title IX, and generally provides guidance and ensures a fair process for individuals involved in Title IX complaints. Below is the contact information for the Title IX Coordinator.

SIGRID SOLOMON, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (Title IX Coordinator)

1870 Quaker Way
Pyle Center Box 1186
Wilmington, OH 45177

937.481.2270

sigrid_solomon@wilmington.edu

If the Title IX Coordinator has a conflict of interest in handling or is otherwise unable to handle the Title IX matter at issue, the Director of Human Resources will act as the Alternate Title IX Coordinator for that matter. Below is the contact information for the Alternate Title IX Coordinator.

LIBBY HAYES, Director of Human Resources (alternative Title IX Coordinator)

1870 Quaker Way
Pyle Center Box 1186
Wilmington, OH 45177

937.481.2282

libby_hayes@wilmington.edu

Officials with Authority

An official with authority is a College official who has authority to institute corrective measures on behalf of the College. For reports involving only students, the College has designated the following individuals as officials who have authority to institute corrective measures on behalf of the College: a) President b) Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students c) Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of Faculty d) Vice President of External Programs (where the complainant or respondent participates in the College’s Cincinnati branch) For reports involving an employee, the College has designated the following individuals as officials with authority who have authority to institute corrective measures on behalf of the College: a) President b) Director of Human Resources c) Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty d) Vice President of External Programs (where the complainant or respondent participates in the College’s Cincinnati branch) Officials with authority who receives notice of sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment in one of the College’s education programs or activities, directly or indirectly, are required to promptly report such sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or Alternate Title IX Coordinator. Reporting allows complainants to receive supportive measures and helps to maintain a safe campus environment.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Wilmington College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex/gender, veteran/military status, ability, age, or any other category protected by law in its programs and activities. This policy extends to employment with and admission to the College.