Title IX

 

What is Title IX? 

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

Our College's Title IX Team is charged with monitoring compliance with federal, state and institutional policies. This includes helping to maintain a safe and caring campus environment through prevention education and the investigation of complaints of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct.

If you have been a victim of gender discrimination or harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking, it is helpful to reach out to someone that you know and trust. For information, assistance in accessing services, or to make a report, you may contact any one of the following people.

Title IX Team

Michelle Bissell, Title IX Coordinator
304-205-6606
michelle.bissell@bridgevalley.edu
Office: Building 2000 306, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV

 

Michelle Wicks, Co-Coordinator
304-205-6705
michelle.wicks@bridgevalley.edu
Office: Building 2000 012N, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV

 

Rita Atha, Deputy Coordinator
304-734-6646
rita.atha@bridgevalley.edu
Office: Davis 207, 619 Second Avenue, Montgomery, WV

Confidential Employees

BridgeValley has employees who are available to offer victims of sexual assault support and guidance in a confidential environment. Individuals may choose this option if they want to talk about the incident but do not want any further action to be taken. Confidential employees can provide individuals with both immediate and long-term help. They will listen, and help access additional assistance and explain options for obtaining additional support.

Campus counselor, South Charleston, 032A Building 2000: 304-205-6706

If you experience a crisis after hours or on the weekend, a counselor on call will be avaliable at 304-634-4923.