Prevent Misconduct

The entire Wofford College campus community plays a role in preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct. Review the resources below and contact the Title IX coordinator, a Title IX deputy coordinator or a staff member in the Wellness Center to further discuss options, resources and programming.

  • Bystander intervention is proven to be the most effective method for preventing sexual misconduct. Active bystanders step in when they see a concerning situation unfolding. Being an active bystander can be challenging but taking a step to help someone does not always mean directly getting involved. You can request assistance from friends; reach out to someone with authority, such as the Department of Campus Safety; create a distraction; or use other methods, alone or together, to interrupt and abate a situation. Active bystanders should not put themselves in harm’s way; if an individual cannot intervene safely, they should contact Campus Safety immediately. Visit RAINN.org to learn about specific actions you can take to be an active bystander.
  • Download the Circle of 6 app. Choose a group of friends to send your location or pre-written messages when you find yourself in a situation where you need help.
  • Learning about healthy relationships can help you recognize concerning behaviors in your own relationship or help you recognize concerning aspects of a friend or loved one’s relationship. LoveIsRespect.org provides information about communication, setting boundaries, conflict resolution, and relationship red flags. If you or someone you know is experiencing dating or domestic violence, reach out to a confidential resource in the Wellness Center or Chaplain’s Office, or call SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition (Spartanburg) for help: 864-583-9803.
  • Support friends or loved ones who have experienced sexual or gender-based misconduct. Help them find resources and reporting options, but leave the decisions in their hands.
  • Work with the Title IX office or Wellness Center to host a program for your club, team, department, or the campus community as a whole. Topics can include consent, resources and reporting options, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, dating/domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Contact the Title IX coordinator or the Director of the Wellness Center for assistance with ideas and/or planning for an event.

Learn More About Title IX:

You can learn about Title IX and your rights at www.knowyourix.org.