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Employee Flowchart for Title IX Response:

Shepherd Title IX Response Protocol

Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Shepherd University recognizes the significance and impact of sexual harassment and violence on college and university campuses across the United States.  We are committed to educating our campus community on these topics and creating a safe and welcoming living, learning, and working environment for all students and employees.  Shepherd University does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or violence and we are dedicated to promoting a campus climate based on the values of mutual respect and human dignity. We all play a role in eliminating violence and creating a culture of respect on campus.

We offer in-person Title IX training opportunities for employees and students upon request. If you would like to request a training please contact the Director of Social Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX, Annie Lewin at 304.876.5041 or

Below is the powerpoint from the in-person training:

Shepherd University Title IX Training for Faculty and Staff PowerPoint

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights deems an institution to have notice of sexual harassment/misconduct if a “responsible employee” knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care should have known, that harassment/misconduct occurred.  Reporting all disclosures or other known information about alleged sexual or gender-based misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator allows the University to meet state/federal obligations and to maintain an environment free from harassment and discrimination. Reporting such information also provides the University with the best opportunity to offer appropriate support resources and interim measures to assist the student(s) involved and to assess any health/safety risks posed to the individual or the campus community. A student reporting sexual or interpersonal violence has a right to expect the University to take immediate and appropriate steps to resolve the matter promptly and equitably.

Any Responsible Employee: University employees with supervisory and leadership responsibilities are considered “responsible employees” This includes all faculty, coaches,   administrators, Resident Assistants, and other student employees/volunteers with responsibility for student welfare. These “responsible employees” are required to report sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence information to the Title IX Coordinator.

Annie Lewin
Gardiner Hall, Room 120(currently closed – while the physical office is currently closed, we are available to speak by phone or video by appointment) If you would like to schedule an appointment please us the contact information listed below: 304.876.5041

Title IX Reporting Form

Please click the following link for further information about student disclosures and responsibilities for reporting information to the Title IX Coordinator.

Faculty/Staff Resource for Title IX Reporting