Policy & Procedures
Top Ten Things to Know About West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Title IX Process:
- It’s prompt, often completed within 60 days.
- It’s unbiased and fair to all parties.
- It uses the preponderance of evidence standard (whether a policy violation is more likely than not to have occurred)
- It’s kept as confidential as possible.
- The Title IX Coordinator and faculty/staff investigators are comprehensively trained in Title IX compliance.
- The College’s process is compliant with federal and state law.
- You can have any advisor or support person of your choosing to accompany you throughout the process.
- A wide range of interim measures are available to protect you, upon request.
- Serious sanctions are imposed for serious misconduct.
- We respect you, and you’ll feel that respect in how we treat you throughout the resolution process.
In accordance with our Sex/Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy [LINK], all reported alleged incidents of sexual misconduct will be reviewed and investigated. If the Title IX Coordinator determines that a policy violation could have occurred, it would trigger either an informal resolution (in cases of non-violence only) or a formal investigation to take place. For an overview of this process, review our Grievance Procedure Flowchart.
Victims have the right to file criminal complaints. If a person who is a victim of sexual misconduct would like to file a criminal complaint, the College can assist them in doing so. The College’s grievance procedures and the legal system work independently from one another, and the College will proceed with its process, regardless of action or inaction by outside authorities.
Our job is to remedy the effects of any sex or gender discrimination or misconduct you or someone you know has experienced. To learn more about the process, contact Meghan Kroll, Title IX Coordinator, at 304-473-8104.