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Title IX - Sexual Assault Response and Prevention


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Under this law, males and females are expected to receive fair and equitable treatment in all areas of public schooling. Williams Baptist College has designated a Title IX coordinator to monitor and oversee the overall implementation of the Title IX compliance. Any incidence of sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence should be reported to the Title IX coordinator, who will take prompt action to secure a full and equitable review.

Title IX Coordinator's Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the college, including coordination of training, education, communications and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the university community.

Williams is committed to a safe and healthy environment for all people affiliated with the college. An important part of this commitment is the provision of comprehensive sexual assault response and prevention resources. For questions or concerns regarding sexual assault, contact WBC's Title IX Coordinator, Dale Leatherman, at 870-759-4125.

Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator:
Dale Leatherman
Office of Business Affairs
Williams Baptist College
P.O. Box 3728
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-759-4125
dleatherman@wbcoll.edu

Additional Resources

Campus Security
Bubba Blackwood
Director of Campus Safety
870-759-4161

Student Counseling Office
Aneita Cooper
Director of Counseling
870-759-4184

Student Affairs
Amber Grady
Dean of Students
870-759-4188

Athletics
Jeff Rider
Athletic Director
870-759-4194

Student Ministries
Hayes Howell
Campus Minister
870-759-4143


Outside Resources

Lawrence County, AR Sheriff's Office
315 W. Main Street
County Courthouse
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-886-2525

Walnut Ridge, AR Police Department
318 NW 4th Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
870-886-3568

Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas
Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
866-982-9575