Title IX Non-Discrimination Policy

Title IX Non-Discrimination Policy

Methodist University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University's non-discrimination policies:

Ms. Debra Yeatts
5400 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311
(910) 630-7385
dyeatts@methodist.edu

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits sexual discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds. At Methodist University, some of those programs and activities include: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing, and employment. Title IX also protects students, faculty and staff from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs or activities. Title IX protects both male and female students, faculty and staff from sexual harassment, regardless of who is the harasser.

Methodist University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is prohibited from doing so by Title IX. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwanted requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances, and may be verbal or non-verbal. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment, and means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will, or when the person is incapable of giving consent because of a disability, drug or alcohol use, or another reason. Examples of sexual violence include rape, "date-rape," sexual assault, and forcefully coercing someone to have sex or perform a sexual act.

Nondiscrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds is enforced by the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Questions regarding nondiscrimination policies at Methodist may be addressed to Debra Yeatts, Methodist's Title IX Coordinator, or to The Office of Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office; U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave SW; Washington, DC 20202-1475; Telephone: (202) 453-6020; Fax: (202) 453-6021; E-Mail: OCR.DC@ed.gov.

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