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.
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.
- What is Title IX? Why is it important to me?
- What is the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act? Why is it important to me?
- What is LR's policy on sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking?
- How do I contact the Title IX Coordinator?
- Support, Resources, and Reporting Options
- Talking with Confidential Resources
- Reporting an Incident to the University
- What are Responsible Employees?
- If I report an incident to the University, will the information be kept confidential?
- If I report sexual misconduct or am accused of sexual misconduct, what type of remedial assistance or protective measures can the Lenoir-Rhyne provide?
- What is amnesty and why is it important?
- Am I protected from retaliation if I report an incident of sex- or gender-based misconduct?
Discrimination questions and complaints can also be directed to:
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481 or email@example.com