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Title IX

Please Note: The federal government has released new regulations regarding Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination and harassment at schools, colleges, and universities. The new regulations on Title IX sexual harassment go into effect on August 14, 2020. Between now and then, our Title IX team at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be working to understand and implement these new regulations, and will make sure that our policies and procedures align with the new federal regulations and our values as a community. Lenoir-Rhyne University is committed to ensuring that all of our Title IX actions are based in respect, sensitivity, and dignity for all of our students, faculty, and staff members. In the meantime, please contact the Dawn Floyd, Title IX coordinator, with any questions or concerns.

At Lenoir-Rhyne University, we are committed to providing an equal opportunity environment, promoting nondiscrimination and acceptance of diversity. It is our goal to protect everyone in our campus community, including students, faculty, staff as well as visitors, from any form of sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct or violence.

Title IX Coordinator

Dawn Floyd

Dawn Floyd

Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Cromer 206A; LR Box 7137

Dawn Barker Floyd joined Lenoir-Rhyne University as Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator in January 2016. She is responsible the development and review of policies and procedures and educational programs to optimize the institution’s compliance with Title IX and other pertinent laws and regulations.

Prior to joining the staff of LRU, Floyd served for two years as the first full-time Title IX Coordinator for UNC Charlotte. She has an extensive background in private law practice which includes a six year position as a senior litigator with Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP in Charlotte. Additionally, she practiced law in New York City at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Floyd also has experience in higher education. She began her career working in residence life at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and later as assistant director of student life at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Floyd is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received her BA in political science with a minor in business and MA in higher education administration. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the City University of New York Law School.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Michael Dempsey

Dean and Director of the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Deputy Coordinator of Title IX
Asheville Campus
36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
United States of America

Robyn Marren

Chief Operations Director, Deputy Coordinator, Title IX
Columbia Campus, LTSS Campus
Yost Administration Building

Title IX & Campus SaVE (Sexual Misconduct) at LRU

Discrimination questions and complaints can also be directed to:
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov