Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination and Title IX Coordinator Information; Resources: Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Title IX reads as follows:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Trevecca Nazarene University is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy living, learning and working environment for all students, faculty, staff and other members of the University’s community, free of discrimination and all forms of sexual and gender harassment, which diminish the dignity or impede the academic freedom of a member of the University community.

Discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., sex discrimination) includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. Domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (collectively, “relationship violence”) are also prohibited by this policy. Retaliation against an individual who has filed a complaint under Title IX is prohibited and the University will take strong action if it occurs.

The University provides support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sex discrimination. Steve Sexton, Director of Human Resources, serves as the Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, faculty and staff regarding issues relating to Title IX and University policy.

Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator:

Nikki Eversole
Coordinator of Title IX
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210-2877
nneversole@trevecca.edu

Duties and responsibilities: monitoring and  oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at Trevecca, including coordination of training, education, communications  and administration of grievance procedures by assisting the complainant in identifying the appropriate University policy and personnel to help resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner.

If an undergraduate student wishes to file a complaint against another undergraduate student, they should contact:

Dr. Steve Harris
Associate Provost and Dean of Student Development
Office of Student Development
Jernigan Student Center
615-248-1245
sharris@trevecca.edu

If a student in the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies program wishes to file a complaint against another student, they should contact:

Dr. Tim Eades
Associate Provost for Graduate and Continuing Studies
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Boone Business Building
615-248-1531
teades@trevecca.edu

For complaints against faculty, staff and visitors:

Steve Sexton
Director of Human Resources
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd.
Nashville, TN 37210-2877
615-248-7792
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On-Campus Resources:

  • University Sexual Harassment Policy
  • University Sexual Violence Policy
  • Campus Security, 615-642-3523
  • Counseling Services, 615-248-1346
  • University Clinic, 615-248-1261
  • University Chaplain, 615-248-1378

Additional Resources:

  • Metro Police Department, 615-862-8600
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, 615-259-9055 (Counseling, referrals, support groups)
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Center, 615-255-0711 (Counseling, advocacy, referrals, group counselors for domestic violence)
  • Family and Children’s Services, 615-327-0833 (Counseling, referrals, support groups)
  • You Have the Power, 615-292-7027 (referrals, resource information)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School Legal Clinic, 615-322-4964 (Legal assistance with orders of protection, custody, and visitation)
  • Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, 615-862-5181 (Orders of protection & information)
  • Domestic Violence Unit, Metro Nashville-Davidson County, 615-880-3000 (Assistance with obtaining orders of protection, short-term counseling)

Information and Prevention Tips on Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women

www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women
www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/index.html