Confidential Campus & Community Resources

The following campus support resources can maintain confidentiality:

Center for Personal Development (910-630-7150)

Dr. Deirdre JacksonValarie McCantsElizabeth Warren
Dr. Deirdre Jackson
Director/Counselor
Ms. Valarie McCants
Counselor
Ms. Elizabeth Warren
Counselor
  • Dr. Deirdre Jackson, Director
  • Valerie McCants, Counselor
  • Elizabeth Warren, Counselor

Know MoreCounseling Services offers free and confidential psychological counseling to Methodist University students, as well as a range of consultation, training, and mental health themed outreach/prevention services to the broader campus community. Within this range of services, it is important to highlight that our counselors are available to provide confidential support to any student who has experienced, is supporting someone who has experienced, or who has been accused of an incident of sexual misconduct. Confidential support following an incident such as this can be particularly helpful with sorting through and expressing ones emotions, learning about additional resources and the processes associated with sexual misconduct incidents, and with thinking through the myriad decisions one faces moving forward.

Office of Religious Life (910-630-7515)

Rev. Kelli Taylor

  • Reverend Kelli Taylor

The Office of Religious Life staff provides pastoral and practical support for students seeking counsel.  They can serve as advisors and are equipped to provide spiritual guidance for students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Methodist University Student Health Center (910-630-7164)

Lynetta GeddieDave Baggett
Ms. Lynetta Geddie
Director, Health Center
Mr. Dave Baggett, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Available 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Emergency Room (910-615-8000)

Available 24-hours/day

Off-Campus Confidential Support Services

The following off-campus support resources can maintain confidentiality:

A Note About Confidentiality

The University is federally obligated to take action to address, remedy, and prevent the recurrence of all incidents of sexual misconduct that it knows about or should reasonably have known about. In order to meet this obligation, the University has designated all employees except the confidential resources listed above as Responsible Employees. Responsible Employees must contact the Title IX Coordinator to report incidents of sexual misconduct of which they gain knowledge.

A Note About Privacy

While Responsible Employees cannot maintain confidentiality, they are required to respect the privacy of anyone who discloses an incident of sexual misconduct to them. This means that Responsible Employees are instructed not to disclose information to anyone other than those to whom they are obligated to report.

Learn about the procedure for reporting sexual misconduct.

Methodist University’s complete Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence and Title IX Policy is in the Student Handbook.

 

Campus Resources Available:

Reporting Resources

Debra YeattsDr. William H. Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of StudentsDr. Todd Harris
Ms. Debra Yeatts
Dr. William Walker
Dr. Todd Harris

Emergency Contacts

  • Methodist University Public Safety/Welcome Center, (910) 630-7098 (24 hours)
  • Methodist University Police, 7577 (24 hours)

Confidential Resources Available:

Medical Care

Lynetta GeddieDave Baggett
Ms. Lynetta Geddie
Director, Health Center
Mr. Dave Baggett, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Support Services

Dr. Deirdre JacksonValarie McCantsElizabeth WarrenRev. Kelli Taylor
Dr. Deirdre Jackson
Director/Counselor
Ms. Valarie McCants
Counselor
Ms. Elizabeth Warren
Counselor
Rev. Kelli Taylor
Chaplain
  • Methodist University Counseling Center: (910) 630-7150
  • Vice President for Religious Life & University Chaplain, Rev. Kelli Taylor: (910) 630-7515