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Title IX

View Southern’s Title IX resources below.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Higher Education Act (Amendments of 1972)

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX Coordinator

Darrell Taylor
Director, Admissions and Student Activities
Title IX Coordinator



304-896-7432 (you may leave a message at any time)


P.O. Box 2900
Mount Gay, WV 25621


A-105 Logan Campus

Supporting Academic Success

Supporting the Academic Success of Students

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — including pregnancy, parenting, and all related conditions — in education and in programs and activities that receive federal funding. Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Please review the information below to learn more about protections and accommodations provided by the Southern Title IX Office.

Your Rights

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — including pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions — in education and in programs and activities that receive federal funding. This means persons who are pregnant “actual or potentially” cannot be treated differently from other persons who are able to unable to participate in an educational program or activity.

Educational Programs or Activities Include

• Class Attendance
• Must be allowed the opportunity to attend classes regardless of pregnancy or parenting status.
• Excused Absences
• Absences due to pregnancy or childbirth must be excused as long as it is deemed medically necessary by the treating physician. Documentation should be provided to the Title IX Office. Contact the Title IX Coordinator to request accommodations.
• Make-up work
• Tutoring or other accommodations
• Access to private lactation facilities
• Scholarships
• Financial Aid

Academic Planning

Academic Plan

The Title IX Coordinator, in coordination with the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, can contact your professors informing them of your accommodations due to pregnancy and/or related conditions. When the letter is provided to your professors you will also receive a copy.

This is a good time to talk with your professors about your academic plan. The academic plan should include your anticipated absences, course material completion, setting reasonable deadlines to complete missed work due to medically necessary leave, and preferred communication when missing class due to medical appointments or illnesses related to pregnancy.

Absences Prior to Delivery

It is important to set aside some time to review your syllabus and approaching deadlines with your professors. Your professors should help you understand what material you should focus on, how they will communicate with you when you return from your medically necessary leave, and expectations for communication.

Absences after Delivery

X weeks before the end of your medically necessary leave contact the Title IX Office with your expected return date. Our office will notify your professors of when you plan to return to class.

Returning to Class

At the end of your medically necessary leave please plan to meet with your professors to discuss new deadlines for making up any missed assignments, tests, or quizzes.

Requesting Accommodations

If you are interested in receiving accommodations for pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy

  • Submit medical documentation from your treating physician and include physician name, practice/group, and contact information to the Title IX Coordinator
  • Schedule an intake appointment with the Title IX Coordinator to develop an accommodation plan around your pregnancy or related condition

Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Darrell Taylor
Chief Student Services Officer
P.O. Box 2900
Mount Gay, WV 25637
Office Phone: 304-896-7432 (Leave a message 24 hours a day/7 days a week)

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees

Debbie Dingess
Director of Human Resources
Affirmative Action Officer
Office Phone: 304-896-7408

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Dianna Toler
Director of Adult and Disability Services
Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Office Phone: 304-896-7315

Campus Safety and Security

Boone/Lincoln Campus

Brittany Bartram
Director of Campus Operations
Office Phone: 304-307-0716

Logan Campus

Joe Linville
Director of Facilities and Campus Operations
Office Phone: 304-896-7366

Williamson Campus

Doug Kennedy
Director of Campus Operations
Office Phone: 304-236-7648

Wyoming/McDowell Campus

David Lord
Director of Safety and Campus Operations
Office Phone: 304-294-2010

Community Resources

Logan Regional Medical Center

Boone Memorial Hospital

Raleigh General Hospital

Tug Valley ARH Medical Center

Welch Community Hospital

Logan Mingo Area Mental Health
Logan County 304.792.7130
Mingo County 304.235.2954


24-Hour Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Rape/Crisis National 24-Hour Hotline

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Crisis Text Line
Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential
Text START to 741-741


Below are Southern Title IX trainings.

Title: Title IX and Faculty Members
Date: August 10, 2020
Event: Faculty Convocation
Reference Materials: OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault