What Is Sexual Violence?

Know MoreSexual violence, as defined herein, is strictly prohibited by Methodist University.

Sexual harassment vs. sexual violence

Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.  It includes unwanted requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances, and may be verbal or non-verbal.

Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment, and means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will, or when the person is incapable of giving consent because of a disability, drug or alcohol use, or another reason.  Examples of sexual violence include rape, “date-rape,” sexual assault, and forcefully coercing someone to have sex or perform a sexual act.

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