Overview and Policy Statement

Read the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.  (This resource requires a WFBMC user name and password to access.) 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (hereinafter WFBMC or the University) is committed to providing programs, activities, and a safe academic and working environment that is free from sex discrimination (including discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) and sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). 

When students or employees experience acts of sexual misconduct (i.e., sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence), their sense of safety and trust is violated and this can significantly interfere with their success at the University. Our community expects that all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – are based upon values of mutual respect, dignity, responsibility, open communication, and clear consent. Sexual misconduct is a violation of the institution’s values and policies and presents a barrier to fulfilling the University’s missions. Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated at the University and is expressly prohibited. 

Responding to incidents of sexual misconduct can be challenging, whether you are the person harmed or someone trying to help. All of us play a vital role in making our campus a respectful and safe place to learn, work, and live. The University provides assistance and intervention to survivors of sexual misconduct to support their continued progress at the University. The University offers a coordinated response that includes police and Title IX investigations, student conduct process, victim and respondent assistance, and counseling. The Title IX Office; Student Wellness Services; School of Medicine, Office of Student Affairs; and the Department of Physician Assistant Studies are the primary units that coordinate support services, victim assistance, and referrals for student victims and/or student respondents of sexual misconduct. We recognize that not all victims will want to pursue complaints and therefore the campus provides confidential places for students to receive support. 

The University takes all complaints and accusations of sexual misconduct seriously. We welcome your involvement in our mission to foster a campus environment that strives to prevent sexual misconduct and promotes the reporting of sexual misconduct, compassionate responses to survivors of sexual violence, and equitable treatment of complainants and respondents. 

The university imposes strict sanctions against those found responsible for sexual misconduct and assists survivors in the pursuit of campus, civil and legal remedies. Retaliation is strictly prohibited in connection with any reports of possible sexual misconduct. 

To report sexual misconduct or for additional information, please contact: 

Tanya L. Jachimiak, JD 
Title IX Coordinator

336-758-7258  

jachimtl@wfu.edu | titleixcoordinator@wfu.edu

 

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Sexual Offense Prevention and Response
Tanya L. Jachimiak, JD
Title IX Coordinator

Office 336-758-7258

titleixcoordinator
@wfu.edu

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