WVU Medicine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. WVU Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law, 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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

What does Title IX prohibit?

It prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally-funded education programs and activities. Sex discrimination includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual violence

Why is WVU Medicine covered by Title IX?

WVU Medicine has federally-funded educational programs and is, therefore, covered by Title IX.

Title IX covers “all of the operations” of a healthcare corporation having an “education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” All employees and all students are covered.

Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) can be filed with the Title IX coordinator at any of our facilities:

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital / WVU Medicine Children’s – Morgantown

Crystal Bennet
Phone: 304-285-3049
Toll-free phone: 833-599-2100
Email: TitleIX@wvumedicine.org

United Hospital Center – Bridgeport

Kendra Westfall
Phone: 681-342-1652
Email: TitleIX_UHC@wvumedicine.org

Camden Clark Medical Center – Parkersburg

Michelle Gillespie
Phone: 304-424-2663
Email: Michelle.Gillespie@wvumedicine.org

Reynolds Memorial Hospital – Glen Dale

Janet Shutler
Phone: 304-843-3283
Email: TitleIX_RMH@wvumedicine.org

Jackson General Hospital – Ripley

Jeff Tabor
Phone: 304-373-1478
Email: jtabor@jacksongeneral.com

Wheeling Hospital – Wheeling

Vince Azzarello
Phone: 304-243-3348
Email: vazzarello@wheelinghospital.org