Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

CCC&TI Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday - 7:30 am to 10 pm, Friday - 7:30 am to 12 noon

CCC&TI Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday - 7:30 am to 10 pm, Friday - 7:30 am to 12 noon

Consumer Information

Title IX Compliance

The College is fully committed to providing a learning and work environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College does not practice or condone discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, political affiliation or veterans’ status in the administration or in any of its academic programs and employment practices.

The College strives to make its campuses inclusive, safe and a welcoming learning environment for all members of the College community, visitors, and guests. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity. Under Title IX, the College prohibits discrimination in all of its activities, services and programs based on sexual misconduct, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Examples of which acts are included in sexual misconduct are as follows: sexual harassment, domestic violence, non-consensual intercourse, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion, dating violence, and stalking.

The College will process all Title IX complaints regardless of where the conduct occurred to determine whether the conduct occurred in the context of its educational programs, or had continuing effects on campus or in an off-campus program/activity. The College’s policies and procedures that cover Title IX apply to all complaints carried out by employees, students, and third-parties.

  • For incidents involving sexual and gender-based harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct, please see the Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct policies and procedures.
  • For incidents involving all other types of unlawful discrimination and harassment, see the Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment policies and procedures.

All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in zero tolerance for gender-based harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate coordinators attention, protective, and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that the conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the reporting party and community are remedied, including sanctions when a responding party has violated this policy.

The College’s gender-based harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussion inside or outside of the classroom that includes controversial or sensitive subject matters protected by academic freedom. Academic freedom extends to topics that are pedagogically appropriate and germane to the subject matter of courses or that touch on academic exploration of matters of public concern.

Incident Reporting

The College’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with the applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Questions about the policies and procedures should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. The following persons have been designated to handle and investigate inquiries of the gender-based harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to gender-based harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct may do so by reporting the concern to the Title IX Coordinator, Investigator(s), or an Employee.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Randy Ledford Vice President, Instruction
Title IX Coordinator
828.726.2241 Caldwell Campus,
H-124
rlledford@cccti.edu
Dena Holman Vice President, Student Services
Title IX Investigator
828.726.2737 Caldwell Campus,
F-127
dnholman@cccti.edu
Dr. Kim Van Wie Director, Student Services – Watauga Campus
Title IX Investigator
828.297.2185 x5206 Watauga Campus,
W270-103
kvanwie@cccti.edu
Pamela Romano Director, Human Resources
Title IX Investigator
828.726.2269 Caldwell Campus,
A-122
promano@cccti.edu
Matt Anderson Athletic Director
Title IX Investigator
828.726.2606 Caldwell Campus,
E-125A
manderson@cccti.edu

If the complaint is an employee-employee complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Director of Human Resources to investigate the complaint. If the complaint is a student-student complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Vice President of Student Services to investigate the complaint. If the complaint is a student-employee complaint the Title IX Coordinator will work with the Vice President of Student Services and the Director of Human Resources to investigate the complaint.

Additionally, anonymous reports can be made by reporting party and/or third parties using the Online Reporting Form. These anonymous reports may prompt the need for the College to investigate.

Confidential Reporting

  1. The College will make reasonable efforts to preserve the privacy of both the reporting party and responding party. Although all reports will be treated with sensitivity, when a report is made to the Title IX Coordinator or Investigator(s), the College shall be required to act on those reports.
  2. Privacy and Confidentiality

    Privacy generally means that information related to a report under this policy will only be shared with a limited number of employees that “need to know” in order to provide support for the individuals involved in the report and to ensure the safety of the individuals and the College community. While not bound by confidentiality, these employees will be discrete and respect the privacy of all individuals in the process.

    Confidentiality means information shared by an individual with designated campus or community professionals cannot be revealed to any other entity without the express written consent of the individual, unless required by law. These campus and community professionals include mental health and health care providers (within established patient-client privilege), ordained clergy, and attorneys (within established professional-client privilege), all of whom must keep information confidential by virtue of their professional role.

  3. Requesting a Confidential Report

    The reporting party can seek confidential guidance, counsel, or advice from one of the following people:

    Name Title Phone Location Email
    Becky Boone Counselor 828.726.2729 Caldwell Campus,
    B-144
    bboone@cccti.edu
    Shannon Brown Director, Counseling and Advising Services 828.726.2288 Caldwell Campus,
    F-149
    csbrown@cccti.edu
    Movita Hurst Counselor 828.297.2185 x5200 Watauga Campus,
    W270-108
    mhurst@cccti.edu
    Donovan Kirby Counselor 828.297.2185 x5263 Watauga Campus,
    W270-101
    drkirby@cccti.edu
    Kimberly Lackey Director, Student Activities 828.726.2301 Caldwell Campus,
    E-121
    klacky@cccti.edu
    Jodie Overstrom Counselor 828.726.2620 Caldwell Campus,
    F-151
    joverstrom@cccti.edu
    Tuesday Sigmon Coordinator,
    Counseling and Disability Services
    828.726.2716 Caldwell Campus,
    F-150
    tsigmon@cccti.edu

    If the reporting party reports an incident, but requests confidentiality, the College will evaluate the request in terms of the College’s ability to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for students and employees. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the allegations while keeping the confidentiality of the reporting party and all parties involved, but it may limit the response by the College.

    If the reporting party decides not to pursue the allegations, the College will determine if the alleged incident impairs the ability of the College to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for students and employees. The College may decide to proceed with an investigation, even though the reporting party decides not to pursue the allegations, if it determines the incident impairs the ability of the College to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.

Victim and Educational Resources

Counseling and Community Resources

CCCTI Counseling Services
2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone#: (828) 726-2288
http://www.cccti.edu/Students/CounselingAdvising.asp

CCCTI Counseling Services
372 Community College Dr
PO Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 297-2185 x5263
www.cccti.edu/Students/CounselingAdvising.asp

Shelter Home of Caldwell County
PO Box 426
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 758-0888
FAX#: (828) 758-8949
www.shelterhomecc.org

Oasis
PO Box 1591
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 262-5035 (24 hours)
www.oasisinc.org

Vaya Health
Phone#: (800) 849-6127 (24 hours)
www.vayahealth.com/

Caldwell UNC Memorial Hospital
321 Mulberry Street SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone# (828) 757-5100
www.caldwellmemorial.org/

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
336 Deerfield Rd
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 262-4100
https://apprhs.org/

Women’s Resource Center
125 3rd Street NE
PO Box 1608
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone#: (828)322-6333 x 202
www.wrchickory.org/

Rape Crisis Center of Catawba, Inc.
848 Highland Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone#: (828) 322-6011
FAX#: (828) 322-1704
www.rapecrisiscenter.com/

Law Enforcement Agencies

Blowing Rock Police Department
1036 Main Street
PO Box 47
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone#: (828) 295-5200
www.townofblowingrocknc.gov/government/police

Boone Police Department
1500 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 268-6900
www.townofboone.net/departments/police-department/

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department
2351 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 758-2324
FAX#: (828) 757-8685
www.caldwellcountync.org/sheriff

Lenoir Police Department
1035 West Avenue
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone#: (828) 757-2100
FAX#: (828) 757-2103
www.cityoflenoir.com

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office
184 Hodges Gap Road
Boone, NC 28607
Phone#: (828) 264-3761
http://www.wataugacounty.org/App_Pages/Dept/Sheriff/contact.aspx

National Government Resources

US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
800-421-3481
www.ed.gov/ocr email: OCR@ed.gov

US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Office on Violence Against Women 145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, DC 20530
202-307-6026
www.justice.gov/ovw

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE(4673)
www.rainn.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
877-739-3895
www.nsvrc.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE(7233)
www.thehotline.org

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle
Washington DC Office
202-824-0707
www.breakthecycle.org

State Government Resources

NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
811 Spring Forest Rd. Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-871-1015
www.nccasa.org

NC Victim Assistance Network
5700 Six Forks Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
800-348-5068
www.nc-van.org