The College’s Title IX Coordinator has ultimate oversight responsibility for handling Title IX-related Complaints and for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems involving Sexual Misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with individuals who are involved with or concerned about issues or College processes, incidents, patters or problems related to Sexual Misconduct on campus or in College programs. All allegations involving Sexual Misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or other designated College individuals or offices as outlined in the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

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.

For Title IX concerns, contact:

Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Lenez
Bassett Room 105540-365-4461

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Chris Chandler
Pine House – Human Resources

Nondiscrimination Statement

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, gender, sex, disability, or any other protected status in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Ferrum College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination toward any individual.

If you wish to file a complaint of discrimination with the appropriate outside agency, you may do so as follows:

  • Refer to the website for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at
    Contact the Region III Office for Civil Rights:
    Elizabeth Williamson, Northeast HUB Leader
    The Wanamaker Building
    100 Penn Square East-Suite 505
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Telephone: 215-656-6010
    Fax: 215-656-6020
  • Complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form as follows:
    By letter to
    Director, Office of Adjudication
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington D.C. 20250-9410
    By fax to (202) 690-7442
    By email to
  • Refer to the website for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor, at
    Contact the Richmond Local Office:
    400 N. Eighth Street
    Suite 350
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Telephone: 1-800-669-4000
    Fax: 804-771-2224