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If you or someone you know has experienced Title IX and Sex/Gender-Based Misconduct (sex/gender-based harassment or discrimination, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking), you may be trying to navigate next steps. Here are a few key places to start:

In the event of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance. 

If you are looking for a brief guide of support options please click here.  Additional resources are located in the above resource tab.

Confidential Medical Assistance

Those who experience physical harm are encouraged to seek medical attention.

The Watauga Medical Center, located on Deerfield Road in Boone, provides confidential, 24-hour medical care and assistance to all individuals including a medical exam, testing for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and the preservation of evidence through a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam.

MS Shook Student Health Services is a primary care ambulatory campus health clinic available to Appalachian students. 

OASIS provides Medical Advocates for those seeking additional support and wanting to learn more about what to expect when seeking medical attention.

Confidential Therapeutic and Counseling Support

OASIS is Boone's local domestic and sexual violence resource agency. OASIS hosts 24-hour confidential crisis line which puts you in touch with a staff member for immediate assistance: 1.800.268.1488.

Counseling and Psychological Services provides free confidential mental health counseling and support to Appalachian students. Located on the 1st floor of the Miles Annas Building, the Counseling Center offers emergency and urgent support connecting students with a Counselor On Call: 828.262.3180. 

Counseling for Faculty and Staff provides free confidential mental health counseling and support to Appalachian employees. Located in University Hall, CFS provides short-term services to faculty, staff, and their family members to identify, prevent, and address personal, family, and workplace issues. 

Request a Meeting

If you are an employee or a student and would like to request a meeting with the Title IX Coordinator, please call 828-262-2144 or email to schedule a meeting. 

You do not have to describe any details of your situation during your meeting. The Title IX Coordinator will go over your options and answer any questions you may have. 

If you are a student, the Title IX Coordinator may assign a case manager from the Office of the Dean of Students who can help identify on and off-campus resources and information, and most importantly support your Appalachian experience.

Reach out to someone you trust

If you are not sure what you want/should do, reach out to someone you trust: a friend, a family member, roommate, classmate, or even a professor. Having someone who cares about you and will support you can be helpful in these situations.