Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs

Contact Information:

Director Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs

Title IX Coordinator

520 HFR Administration Bldg.
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7116

Office of Human Resources and Payroll
220 HFR Administration Bldg.
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7218

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs


Western Carolina University is committed to the total development and well-being of all members of the University community - students, faculty, staff, and the public. In support of this commitment, Equal Opportunity Programs works to ensure that the University is free of discrimination and harassment in its workplace and classrooms.

The purpose of these programs is to help develop, implement, and monitor the university's equal opportunity policies, including those relating to non-discrimination and affirmative action, and to ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state, and university statutes and policies.

Individuals who believe they have been subjected to illegal discrimination are encouraged to contact the Office of Legal Counsel, 520 HFR Administration Building, Phone: 227-7116.

Step Up & Speak Out: Sexual Violence Prevention

This webcast on Sexual Violence Prevention runs 51 minutes. It is in 3 parts. A transcript is available upon request.

Part one (29:58 minutes) covers Title IX, University policies #53 on Sexual Harassment and #116 on Clery Act Compliance. We explain complaint procedures and the investigation process, terms of sexual assault, risk and prevention factors, and how to report sexual assault. We offer suggestions for medical attention of sexual assault.


Part 2 (11:18 minutes) covers drug-facilitated sexual assault, protecting yourself from drug-facilitated sexual assault, and how to respond to victims.


Part 3 (10:01 minutes) discusses the "Bystander Effect", suggestions for bystanders, scenarios requiring intervention, when to refer someone, suggestions for medical attention if you are a victim, and available resources.



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