Title IX Compliance

Title IX states,

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from Participation in, be denied benefit, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity received Federal financial assistant.”

Title IX is an anti-discrimination law based on gender. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are considered discrimination and fall under Title IX protection on a university campus. The Title IX office at Gardner-Webb University is here to identify Title IX related issues, to oversee complaints, conduct investigations and to ensure consistency in following policies and procedures. All Title IX related concerns should be directed to the following campus contact:

Dr. Cary Poole
Tucker Student Center, Room 303

The Title IX office is responsible for the annual training on Title IX and Campus Security Authority as required under the Violence against Women Act of 2013, Section 304. The Title IX office is also responsible for the distribution of other educational materials relating to the topic which may be picked up at the office. Anyone having questions regarding the training or educational materials should direct inquiries to the contact listed above.

Download the Gardner-Webb University Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Additional information related to Title IX or sexual assault may be found at the following websites or telephone numbers:


(a student-based Title IX advocacy group)


(a national watchdog for all crimes committed on campus)


(the North Carolina Sexual Assault Response Team)


(the North Carolina Department of Public Safety)

 Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council 

 704.481.0043 (24-hour Hotline)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1.800.676.HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline


University Police


704.406.4444 (also has 24-hour access to professional counselor on-call)

University Counseling Office


 Boiling Springs Police Department


Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office