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Title IX and Sexual Respect

Title IX of the Education and Amendment Act of 1972 requires that all entities receiving federal funds or financial assistance prohibit sex based discrimination and sexual misconduct in their educational programs and activities.

Members of the College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence.


Guilford College commits to maintain an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free from all forms discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.

Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. See our complete Statement of Non-Discrimination.

Policies and Procedures

Guilford College has a longstanding mission to provide a transformative, practical and excellent liberal arts education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment, guided by Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity and emphasizing the creative problem-solving skills, experience, enthusiasm and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world. 

How to Report

Guilford encourages everyone to report all forms of sexual misconduct to the College and/or to the police. Making a report means telling someone in authority what happened — in person, by phone, in writing, or by email or text.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a complainant? What type of conduct is prohibited? Will my professors know about the complaints I make? Get the answers to these questions and more on the Title IX FAQ page.

Queer and Trans Guide

Guilford College recognizes that members who identify as LGBTQIA+ experience higher levels of discrimination and psychological distress than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Guilford strives to create a safe and compassionate campus community where all members feel welcomed, and can participate in the college experience fully without intimidation or bias. 


  • On-campus resources
  • Local resources
  • National resources
  • How to support a friend or student

Education and Advocacy

To remain in compliance with Title IX policies, procedures and legal guidelines, all Guilford College employees and students are required to complete training on these subjects on an annual basis. In addition, we require employees and students to complete training on related policies and procedures.

Public Safety and Reporting

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Student Handbook

The Guilford College Student Handbook presents an overview of how Guilford operates and summarizes the rights and responsibilities that govern student life at Guilford. Information in the Handbook includes policies and procedures that pertain to Title IX.

Intercultural Engagement Center

The Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) educates and celebrates diversity and multiculturalism at Guilford with an inclusive approach that also seeks to build relationships on campus and in the greater Greensboro community. The department supports the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional development of students of color and LGBTQIAA+ students in order to promote their sense of belonging and community.

Contact Us

Shay Harger

Shay Harger

Assistant Director, Title IX Compliance

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator