Interim & Safety Measures

Know MoreAt any point in the reporting process, regardless of whether disciplinary action is pursued, the University may impose upon the respondent interim and safety measures to protect the complainant and the broader campus community. These interim measures include, but are not limited to issuing an interim no contact directive, limiting access to campus facilities, interim removal from or reassignment of housing, interim removal from a course or course section reassignment, and interim suspension (in a case where there may be an imminent threat to an individual or the community).  Unless the report results in an investigation and formal action under the Sexual Misconduct Policy and/or other University policies, such interim measures shall be discontinued within an appropriate period of time depending on the facts of the particular case.

Complainants and/or others impacted by Sexual Misconduct may also take advantage of safety measures, such as temporarily moving to a safe room, changing residence halls, dropping a course or section reassignment.

Complainants and community members impacted by Sexual Misconduct may request safety and interim measures without making a formal Sexual Misconduct complaint to the Title IX Coordinator, Debra Yeatts at (Faculty or Staff) or to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Todd Harris, at (Students).


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
Ms. Valarie McCants
Ms. Elizabeth Warren
Rev. Kelli Taylor
  • Methodist University Counseling Center: (910) 630-7150
  • Vice President for Religious Life & University Chaplain, Rev. Kelli Taylor: (910) 630-7515