University of Charleston

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

 

Title IX

 

The University of Charleston is committed to providing an environment free from gender-based or sexual discrimination and misconduct. Members of the University community, guests and visitors have a right to be free from sexual harassment, sexual assault/violence and gender-based discrimination and harassment.

To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws, the University of Charleston has developed policies that prohibit discrimination and misconduct on the basis of gender, such as sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking and any other gender-based harassment or misconduct.

The regulations regarding Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can be found on the Department of Justice website.

 

The University of Charleston does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, admissions, employment, athletics, and other school-administered programs in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of West Virginia.

The Title IX Compliance Coordinator is charged with monitoring the University of Charleston’s compliance with federal, state and institutional policies that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment. This includes helping to maintain a safe and caring campus environment through prevention education and the investigation of complaints of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault/violence.

Virginia Moore, MA
Vice President and Dean of Students
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Geary Student Union 309
Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
Office Phone Number: 304-357-4987
Cell Phone Number: 304-541-6438
virginiamoore@ucwv.edu
titleix@ucwv.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

 

Dr. Kim Spiezio
Vice President and Provost
On Campus Address:   201 Riggleman Hall
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Email: kimspiezio@ucwv.edu
Office Phone Number: 304 357-4711
 
 
Janice Gwinn
Director of Human Resources
On Campus Address:  202 Riggleman Hall
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Email: janicegwinn@ucwv.edu
Phone Number: 304-357-4383
 
 
Todd Diuguid
Associate Director of Athletics
On Campus Address:  115 Cox Hall
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Email: todddiuguid@ucwv.edu
Office Phone Number: 304-357-4827
 
 
Nicole Rupe-Harold
Regional Records Manager
On Campus Address:  Student Solutions Center Worley Building
158 Dye Drive
Beckley, WV  25801
Email: nicolerupe@ucwv.edu
Office Phone Number: 304-352-0047

 

For confidential support:

 

When reporting a violation of this policy there are resources that can provide confidentiality, sharing options and advice without any obligation to inform other University staff members unless requested. Such on-campus confidential resources include Counseling Services, Health Services, and/or Campus Ministry staff. Additionally, community members can seek out assistance from an off-campus crisis center, which can maintain confidentiality. Faculty members are not confidential resources and must contact the University Title IX Coordinator.

Director of Counseling and Outreach Services
Rance Berry II
304-357-4862
Uc-counselor@ucwv.edu
Office located in the UC Pharmacy Building
 
UC Campus Pastor
304-357-4873
campuspastor@ucwv.edu
Office located in Geary Student Union, Room 309
 
UC Office of Safety and Security
Office:  304-357-4857
Cell phone: 304-859-2755 or 304-859-2757
 
US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
 
 

For information regarding frequently asked questions about sexual harassment, visit the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights website.

 

Filing a Title IX Report

 

A Title IX incident is any incident regarding sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation or sexual assault/violence.  To file a complaint or report, please email titleix@ucwv.edu or contact the Title IX Compliance Coordinator.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Title IX Compliance Coordinator at 304-541-6438.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you have been a victim of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking, reach out to someone that you know and trust to provide support. For information, assistance in accessing services, or to make a report, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator, or any one of the people listed on this page.

If you choose to report a Title IX incident via email, please give as much correct detailed information as you have on the incident.  The information provided in the email will be kept as confidential as possible, but may trigger a Title IX investigation.

Once the email is sent to titleix@ucwv.edu it will be reviewed by the Title IX Compliance Coordinator.

Virginia Moore, MA

Vice President/Dean of Students