Title IX

Prohibiting Sex Discrimination

Overview of Sex Discrimination

“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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

— 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.

It is the policy of University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, genetic information, sex or veteran’s status in regard to the administration of all campus programs, services and activities including intercollegiate athletics, and the admission of students, employment actions, or other sponsored activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on these bases in education programs and activities operated by UNCG. The University complies with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and subsequent regulations, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. UNCG receives such assistance and complies with this law and its implementation of regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106.

To ensure compliance with Title IX, the Chancellor of the University has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the primary contact responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the University’s non-discrimination policy and for making the policy available to the University community. In addition, the Director of Athletics and its Deputy Title IX coordinator will make the policy available to student-athletes as required to be in full compliance with the NCAA, and the Division of Student Affairs will make the policy available to all students. The Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity will make the policy available to faculty, staff, the University community and the public.

The information found in the following pages is meant to help our community understand the rights and responsibilities of all community members. Inquiries concerning the application of these laws to programs and activities of University of North Carolina at Greensboro or any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of the University’s nondiscrimination policy, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination, or who has witnessed discrimination against another, may obtain information and assistance regarding the University’s policies and responsive processes from the following resources:

Procedural Options

All alleged violations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking may be reported to the Title IX Office, the Dean of Students Office, and/ or University Police. Reports made to all non-confidential employees at UNCG must be directed towards the Title IX Office. Reports received by confidential employees must be reported as aggregate data only. Any employees with questions of whether they are considered a confidential employee should refer to the Campus Employees page of this site or contact the Title IX Office.

If reporting party would prefer to submit an online report, please visit our confidential online reporting form here: https://uncg-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/index.php/pid533274? All Information submitted

Title IX Office
303 Mossman
(336) 256- 0362
mechappe@uncg.edu
Dean of Students
210 Elliott University Center
(336) 334-5190
deanofstudents@uncg.edu
University Police
1200 W. Gate City Blvd.
Emergency (336) 334-4444
Non- Emergency (336) 334-5963

 

Initial Meeting with Complainant

Upon receipt of notice of alleged sexual misconduct, the Dean of Students Office will contact the Complainant. During the meeting, the Complainant will be provided:

  • A general understanding of University policy.
  • Support resources and/ or immediate interventions available.
  • Assistance and support that may be appropriate concerning academic, university housing, and/ or University employment arrangements.
  • University conduct process and steps for pursuing resolution through the conduct process.

Report to the University

A Complainant can elect to pursue a formal complaint and resolution under the Student Code of Conduct.  Those procedures are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct process (http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/conduct/).

Report to the University with Confidentiality

If the complainant does not wish to proceed with the University conduct process and/ or requests the complaint remain confidential, the Dean of Students Office will inform the Complainant that the University’s ability to proceed with student conduct action may be limited and may weigh the Complainant’s request against the following factors:

  • The seriousness of the alleged sexual misconduct.
  • Whether there have been other complaints of alleged sexual misconduct against the same accused Respondent; and
  • The Respondent’s right to receive information about the allegations if the information is maintained by the University as an “education record” under FERPA.

The Dean of Students Office will inform the Complainant if the University cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the Complainant does not wish to proceed with the University conduct process, because the Complainant insists on confidentiality or that the complaint not be resolved, the University reserves the authority to undertake an appropriate action.

Report to the University Anonymously

If reporting party would prefer to submit an online report anonymously, please visit our confidential online reporting form here: https://uncg-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/index.php/pid533274.

Confidential Support- Does not constitute report to the University

Victims of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are welcome to confidentially seek supportive services from UNCG. Any disclosure of an incident while seeking confidential services will not constitute a report to the University and the University will not investigate or respond.

Confidential supportive services may be found:

Medical Clinic, Wellness Center, Counseling Center

Report to Law Enforcement

The UNCG Police Department

https://police.uncg.edu/

Emergency:

(336) 334-4444 (44444 from Campus Phone)

 

Non- Emergency:

(336) 334- 5963

Visit:

UNCG Public Safety & Police
1200 W. Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27403

Anonymous Report to Law Enforcement

UNCG Police recognize that there may be a time an individual wishes to report some possible illegal activity anywhere on or near UNCG Campus without disclosing their identity. To facilitate the reporting of possible illegal activity to law enforcement anonymously, please find the link below:

http://police.uncg.edu/OnlineServices/Reports/Anonymous.php

Role of the Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator Murphie Chappell oversees the University’s response to reports and complaints of sex discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for all reports and complaints raising Title IX concerns for the purpose of ensuring adequate support and identifying and addressing any patterns revealed by such reports and complaints. Therefore, all reports and complaints of sex discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Office, even if initially received by another UNCG community member.

In addition to receiving and responding to all allegations of sex discrimination, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for providing training to students, faculty, and staff on sex discrimination issues and ensuring that UNCG has appropriate policies and procedures in place for working with students, faculty, staff as complaints of sex and gender discrimination arise.