Averett University
Policy and Procedures For Student Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Title IX Notice

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 provides that:

No person…shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…

Examples of types of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX include:

  • Sexual harassment occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location;
  • Sexual violence/sexual assault;
  • Discrimination against a student based on sex, including in grading, provision of research opportunities, access to classes and academic programs, or access to medical services;
  • Discrimination against an applicant for admission or employment because of sex;
  • Discrimination against an employee based on sex, including in pay or discipline;
  • Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or
  • Disproportionate awards of financial assistance.

Students Who May Be Victims of Sexual Misconduct:

Your health, safety, and well-being are the University’s primary concern. If you or someone you know may be the victim of any form of sexual misconduct, you are strongly urged to seek immediate assistance. Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from:

  • Campus Safety & Security: (434) 791-5627
  • Police (Danville Police Department): 911
  • Residence Life on Call: (434) 770-3608
  • Director of Health & Welness/Title IX Coordinator, Jill Adams – 434-791-5628

During business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday), you are also strongly urged to contact the Jill Adams, who is the designated Title IX coordinator for purposes of this Policy (as hereinafter defined) (by telephone at (434) 791-5628, by email at jadams@averett.edu, or in person at the Health & Wellness Center), as soon as reasonably possible to report any sexual misconduct you believe may have occurred.

This Policy covers complaints of alleged sexual misconduct by University students. If you or someone you know may be the victim of sexual misconduct by a member of the University faculty or staff, you may report such misconduct or file a complaint with the University’s Title IX coordinator, Jill Adams (by telephone at (434) 791-5628 jadams@averett.edu, or in person at the Health & Wellness Center). Further information about Title IX and sex discrimination in education is available from the Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 (by Customer Service Hotline: 800-421-3481; fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 877-521-2172; email: OCR@ed.gov; or on the web at http://www.ed.gov/ocr).

Privacy/Confidentiality

Reports, cases, investigative information, findings, and sanctions are kept private to the extent possible and are only disclosed to those who have a need or a right to know. In certain situations (e.g., where disciplinary action is taken against a respondent), particular disclosures may be required by applicable laws and regulations.

Averett’s Title IX Coordinator is:

Jill Adams
Director of Health & Wellness
Averett University
420 W. Main St.
Danville, VA 24541
434-791-5628
jadams@averett.edu