Safe Wayne - Safety and Security

Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Rape


No one should suffer the humiliation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or rape. Wayne Community College will not tolerate these crimes and will do everything within its power to assist victims of these crimes.

1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.

1 in 10 of all sexual assault victims in the U.S. are male.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.

1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend each year.

1 in 5 undergraduate women experience an attempted or successful attempted sexual assault while in college. 

1 in 16 men are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students.

9 in 10 women knew the person who raped or assaulted them. Women between 18-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence.

Nearly 9 in 10 assaults occur when the survivor is incapacitated due to alcohol. Many college rapists target victims who are drugged, drunk, passed out, or otherwise incapacitated.

Only 2% of incapacitated rape victims report the assault to law enforcement.

If You Are a Victim of Sexual Misconduct

If you are a victim of rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking at this institution, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary medical treatment, if required.

Campus Police strongly advocates that victims of any of these crimes report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation.

These crimes should be reported directly to a Campus Police Officer and/or to a College Counselor. Filing a police report with a Campus Police Officer will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will:
• ensure that a victim of any of these crimes receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim;
• provide the opportunity for collection of evidence, which cannot be obtained later, that may be helpful in prosecution; ideally a victim should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam; and
• assure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.

A victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, rape, acquaintance rape, and stalking may choose to do one or more of the following:
• Contact the Office of Campus Police. The Goldsboro Police Department or the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be notified as well as a representative from the Counseling Services Department.
• Contact a local law enforcement agency directly.
• Director of Counseling Services: 919-739-6710, WLC-183
• Associate Vice-President for Academics and Student Services: 919-739- 6825, WLC-107
• Director of Human Resources: 919-739-7015, DOG-144
• Student Activities Coordinator: 919-739-6740, WLC-145
• Coordinator, SJAFB Programs: 919-739-6765, SJAFB Education Center
• Basic Skills Director: 919-739-6903, WAL-228
• Basic Skills Admissions/Assessment Coordinator: 919-739-6917, WAL-207
• Wayne Early Middle College High School Principal: 919-739-7073, HOC- 232A
• Wayne Early Middle College High School Counselor: 919-739-7072, HOC- 231.
• Make a student Code of Conduct charge to a College Disciplinary Review Committee.
• Seek counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance and other services available on and off campus.
• Seek a protective order from the magistrate.

Sexual harassment or sexual violence can also be reported to the college’s Title IX Coordinators
• for students: Director of Counseling Services, Wayne Learning Center, Room 183, mseverett@waynecc.edu, 919-739-67105
• for employees: Director of Human Resources, Dogwood Building, Room 144, mjbell@waynecc.edu, 919-739-7015
or to a Responsible Employee.

A college representative from the Office of Campus Police or the Counseling Services Department will guide the victim through the available options and support the victim in his or her decision.

Counseling options are available from the college’s Counseling Services Department. Counseling and support services outside the College system can be obtained through the Wayne Uplift Resource Center (919-736-1313) and other organizations listed below.

College disciplinary proceedings are detailed in the Student Handbook. A student found guilty of sexual misconduct in a criminal proceeding in the State courts could also face College disciplinary actions and may be suspended or expelled from the College. Student victims may request to change their academic situation after an alleged sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably available.

● Accuser and accused have the same opportunity to have others/an advisor of their choice present during disciplinary hearings and any related meetings.

● Both parties shall be informed, simultaneously in writing, of any change to the results before they are made final and of the final outcome of the proceedings.

● Both parties will be informed in writing of the college’s appeal procedures.

● Both parties have a right to appeal disciplinary proceeding decisions or change to the final result.

● The standard of evidence to be used for disciplinary proceedings is based on a preponderance of evidence.

● College procedures protect victim’s confidentiality.

● No reports of statistics will identify victims or accused.

North Carolina Resources

N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
3710 University Dr., Suite 140
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-956-9124
Toll-Free: 1-888-232-9124

N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault
811 Spring Forest Rd., Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-871-1015
Toll Free: 1-888-737-2272

National Resources and Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
1-866-331-9474
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
RAINN’s Online Hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1-877-739-3895 (toll free)

Domestic Abuse Hotline for Men and Women
1-888-7HELPLINE

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
1.800.832.1901

Not Alone: Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses

1 is 2 Many

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
1-800-799-4TTY  (1-800-799-4889) Deaf hotline

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Veterans peer support line
1-877-Vet2Vet (877-838-2838)

Spanish speaking suicide hotline
1-800-SUICIDA (800-784-2432 )

Trevor Lifeline (hotline for LGBTQ youth)
1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline
866-488-7386

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Title IX

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. The College considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense, including discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion) by employees, students, or third parties.

The Human Resources Director and the Counseling Services Director are the College’s designated Title IX Coordinators. They are responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with its obligations under Title IX and the Title IX regulations. These responsibilities include coordinating any investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX and the implementing regulations. The Title IX coordinators are
• for students: Director of Counseling Services, Wayne Learning Center, Room 183, mseverett@waynecc.edu, 919-739-67105, and
• for employees: Director of Human Resources, Dogwood Building, Room 144, mjbell@waynecc.edu, 919-739-7015.

Harassment violates the College’s policy if it occurs because of a person’s gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other classification protected by law. Any employee who engages in any form of unlawful harassment will be disciplined. Wayne Community College’s Human Resources Department provides harassment training as part of its new employee orientation. Any claim of unlawful harassment is thoroughly investigated by Human Resources and appropriate disciplinary action is taken, when necessary.

Wayne Community College complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act requirement that it disclose campus crime statistics and security information. That information is collected, classified, and counted and is available for public inspection in the WCC Campus Police Department. Those statistics are reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education and are published for the campus community. The latest Campus Safety and Security Report is distributed to current students and employees, is made available to potential students and empleoyees, and is posted on the college website.

Clery Act

Wayne Community College complies with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Crimes committed on the College’s campus or facilities controlled by the College are reported to the Campus Police Department and Campus Security Authorities. The Campus Police and Security Department, with cooperation from local law enforcement agencies whose jurisdiction surrounds the campus or includes off-campus sites, maintains records of those crimes and reports statistics for certain “Clery Crimes” in its annual Campus Safety and Security Report.

Crimes can be reported several ways:
1. Students, employees, and visitors can dial the Campus Police and Security number, 919-739-7050 any time on any day.
2. Students, employees, and visitors can report crimes using the blue light phones that are located across the campuses. Emergency “blue light” phones are two-way call boxes located strategically. Emergency phones can also be found in all elevators.
3. Students, employees, and visitors may come to the offices of the Campus Police Department, located in the Wayne Learning Center, in person to report crimes.
4. Students, employees, and visitors can notify a Campus Security Authority (CSA) of a crime. WCC’s CSAs are
• Director of Counseling Services: 919-739-6710, WLC-183
• Associate Vice-President for Academics and Student Services: 919-739- 6825, WLC-107
• Director of Human Resources: 919-739-7015, DOG-144
• Student Activities Coordinator: 919-739-6740, WLC-145
• Coordinator, SJAFB Programs: 919-739-6765, SJAFB Education Center
• Basic Skills Director: 919-739-6903, WAL-228
• Basic Skills Admissions/Assessment Coordinator: 919-739-6917, WAL-207
• Wayne Early Middle College High School Principal: 919-739-7073, HOC- 232A
• Wayne Early Middle College High School Counselor: 919-739-7072, HOC- 231
5. For crimes committed on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (SJAFB), students, employees, and visitors who use the College’s facilities in the Watkins-Das Education Center can contact SJAFB Security Forces at 919-722-1211 or the Department of Defense Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247 for cases of sexual assault.
6. Sexual harassment or sexual violence can also be reported to the College’s Title IX Coordinators
• for students: Director of Counseling Services, Wayne Learning Center, Room 183, mseverett@waynecc.edu, 919-739-67105
• for employees: Director of Human Resources, Dogwood Building, Room 144, mjbell@waynecc.edu 919-739-7015
or to a Responsible Employee.

Sex Offenders

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In the State of North Carolina, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender Registry maintained by the Department of Justice. Searchable registries include
N.C. Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Registry and U.S. Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public Website.

Prevention and Awareness Programs

The Student Activities Office and the Office of Campus Police provide education and information programs on sexual misconduct to students and employees at various events and upon request.

Information and referrals to community agencies for education, risk reduction, and college response are available through the Counseling Services Department.