This individual has been publicly accused of sexual abuse. They are listed here as part of the Mennonite Abuse Prevention (MAP) list. Anyone with additional information or documentation on this person, please contact mennonite[at]snapnetwork.org or mail to MAP List, P.O. Box 442632, Lawrence, KS, 66044. All sources will be kept confidential.
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Name: Joel Wheeler
Date of birth: June 17, 1994
Description: From a February 2, 2017 disciplinary letter sent to Wheeler by the Eastern Mennonite University Title IX Review Board, "The RB [Review Board] agreed on the determination based on the preponderance of evidence standard, as required by Title IX, and EMU’s policies on sexual misconduct and sexual assault (in the form of non-consensual vaginal intercourse). It was the determination of the Board that you violated these policies. In reaching this determination, the Board identified a lack of consent on at least one occasion, and assumption of consent based on a prior pattern of sexual behavior. The Board was also concerned about elements of manipulation, pressure, and coercion in the ongoing sexual relationship."
Wheeler graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in social work.
Campus Safety Incident Report, Eastern Mennonite University, December 14, 2016.
Disciplinary letter from Jim Smucker, EMU Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life, to Joel Wheeler. February 2, 2017.
Response to Title IX findings appeal from Fred Kniss, EMU Provost, to Joel Wheeler. February 9, 2017.