The Role of the Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator will be informed of all reports of sexual misconduct and will oversee the University’s review, investigation, and resolution of those reports to ensure the University’s compliance with Title IX and other applicable laws, and the effective implementation of this policy.

The Title IX Coordinator is:

  • Responsible for the oversight of the resolution of all reports of sexual misconduct involving students, staff, and faculty as well as volunteers and third parties;
  • Knowledgeable and trained in University policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws;
  • Available to advise any individual, including a complainant, a respondent, or a third party, about the courses of action available at the University, both informally and formally, and in the community;
  • Available to provide assistance to any University employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of sexual misconduct;
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance with all procedural requirements, record keeping and time frames outlined in this policy;
  • Responsible for overseeing training, prevention and education efforts, and reviews of climate and culture; and
  • Responsible for conducting or overseeing investigations of complaints against students.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

The Averett University administration is committed to preventing and correcting instances of sexual misconduct and retaliation, but it must be made aware of any such behavior in order to take corrective action. Thus, it is vital that these incidents be reported in a timely manner by those experiencing, or by witnesses of, sexual misconduct or retaliation. To facilitate this process, Averett strives to provide members of the University community with various avenues of reporting. Anyone suspecting that he or she has been a victim of sexual misconduct or retaliated against, or witnesses of sexual misconduct or retaliation, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator, Jill Adams, Director of Health & Wellness.

Jill Adams