If you are in need of immediate assistance, please find a safe place and call Campus Safety and Security at 304.829.7744 or 911.

The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports directly to the President of the College, and is housed in the Office of Student Life.

Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the university Title IX Coordinator:

Amber N. Shipley
Director of Student Conduct/Title IX Coordinator/504 Coordinator
Bethany College
31 E Campus Dr.
Bethany, WV 26032
Office Location: Bethany House
Phone: 304.829.7064
E-mail: ashipley@bethanywv.edu or titleix@bethanywv.edu

Individuals may report multiple ways. Reports can be made in person to the Title IX Coordinator. Individuals can also report to all on-campus employees, excluding the College Counselor and College Chaplain, as ALL other Bethany College employees are mandated reporters. Online reporting is available under the Complaints, Reporting, and Appeals Forms tab.

In addition, individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Philadelphia Office
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
215.656.8541
E-Mail: OCR@ed.gov
www.ed.gov/ocr

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Form

Do not use this form to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. If you require emergency assistance, please contact Campus Safety and Security at 304.829.7744.

Why use this form?

This form is available for making complaints of harassment, including, but not limited to sexual violence and discrimination that you believe may be in violation of Bethany College’s Title IX/Sex Discrimination Policy. Complaints may also be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator by phone at 304.829.7131 or by email at titleIX@bethanywv.edu.

Who should use this form?

This form can be used by students, faculty, staff, and visitors wishing to make a complaint on their own behalf.

I want to make a complaint on my behalf of someone else, and this does not seem to be the right form. What should I do?

If you want to bring a complaint on behalf of someone else (i.e. if you have witnessed a possible violation of the policy or had such a violation reported to you), please use the Bethany College Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Incident Report Form.

What happens after I fill out this form?

The information is sent to the Title IX Coordinator, who will determine what, if any, action by the college is necessary. You will ordinarily receive a follow-up message from the Title IX Coordinator within three business days.

Is the information in this form confidential?

The College will make every effort to protect the privacy of all involved, but the information you provide by completing this form is not confidential and may be shared as necessary for the College to take appropriate action.

  • I wish to report possible discrimination/harassment in violation of Bethany College's Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy based upon:
  • Select all that apply * Required
  • Against whom are you filing this complaint? Please list the name(s) of the individual(s) you believe violated the policy. For each name, write the person's status (i.e., student, faculty, staff, campus visitor), if known.
  • When did the incident(s) occur? Be as specific as possible.
  • Where did the incident(s) occur * Required
  • Please describe the incident(s). Be as specific as possible about what happened, including information about the people involved.
  • Were there any witnesses to the incident(s)? Please list the name(s) of the individual(s) you believe may have information that is relevant to the investigation. For each name, please write the person's status (i.e., student, faculty, staff, campus visitor), if known.
  • What action/remedy are you seeking? Please let us know if you need any immediate assistance as well as what you desire for the longer term.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you have had a hearing and are appealing the decision, please print, complete and submit the Title IX Appeals Form.