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CONSULTATIONS AND GUIDANCE

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is available to partner with campus departments to provide consultation and guidance related to several areas covered under Title IX.

TITLE IX CONSULTATIONS

Robinette Kelley

Lead Deputy Title IX Coordinator

919.515.8694
rkelley@ncsu.edu

Title IX is not just about sports; it is a prohibition against sex-based discrimination in education. It addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. It also addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse and intimate partner violence.

You are protected under Title IX even if you do not experience sex discrimination directly. Schools must take immediate steps to address any sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence on campus to prevent it from affecting students further. If a school knows or reasonably should know about discrimination, harassment or violence that is creating a “hostile environment” for any student, it must act to eliminate it, remedy the harm caused and prevent its recurrence. Schools may not discourage survivors from continuing their education, such as telling them to “take time off” or forcing them to quit a team, club or class. You have the right to remain on campus and have every educational program and opportunity available to you.

INTERIM MEASURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Interim measures and accommodations under Title IX provide for remedies and accommodations to a complainant and to the campus community, where appropriate. Interim measures can include but are not limited to the following: issuance of “no contact” orders, relocation in university housing, changes to class schedules, interim suspension, changes to academic and extracurricular activities, adjustments to dining situation and alterations to work schedule.

At the time a report is made, you are not required to decide on any particular course of action. Choosing how to move forward after reporting the incident is a personal decision that may change over time.

Lead Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for all members of the campus community)

Robinette Kelley, equalopportunity@ncsu.edu, 919.513.0574
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The lead deputy Title IX coordinator ensures that all students, faculty and staff receive interim measures and accommodations, appropriate resources, support, reporting options and response to address sex discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking. Contact the lead deputy Title IX coordinator and indicate that you seek interim measures.

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

go.ncsu.edu/safe, 919.513.0574 or equalopportunity@ncsu.edu
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OIED is home to the university’s Title IX coordinator. OIED coordinates interim measures and accommodations and receives reports of incidents, investigates these matters and works collaboratively with campus partners to resolve issues. Please indicate that you seek interim measures.

Student Conduct

studentconduct.dasa.ncsu.edu, 919.515.2963 or studentconduct@ncsu.edu
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Student Conduct can assist with interim measures and accommodations for students at the university. Please indicate that you seek interim measures.

PREGNANCY AND PARENTING

Contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity at 919.513.0574 or equalopportunity@ncsu.edu

Title IX also protects pregnant and parenting students and requires equal access and equal participation for pregnant and parenting students in educational programs and activities including work, clubs, sports, honor societies, student leadership opportunities and other activities.

Class/Work Attendance
  • Pregnant and/or parenting students may not be prevented from attending class on the basis of pregnancy.
  • Separate programs or schools for pregnant and parenting students must be completely voluntary and must offer opportunities equal to those offered for non-pregnant students.
  • Absences due to pregnancy or childbirth must be excused for as long as is deemed medically necessary by the student’s doctor.
  • Faculty members must let students make up the work they missed while out due to pregnancy or any related conditions, including recovery from childbirth. If a teacher or professor awards “points” or other advantages based on class attendance, students must be given the opportunity to earn back the credit from classes missed because of pregnancy.
Extracurricular Activities
  • The university must allow pregnant or parenting students to continue participating in activities
  • The university can require a doctor’s note for pregnant students to participate in activities only if it requires a doctor’s note from all students who have conditions that require medical care.
Harassment
  • NC State prohibits harassment of students because of pregnancy or related conditions.
  • Harassing conduct can take many forms, including verbal acts and name-calling, graphic and written statements and other conduct that may be humiliating or physically threatening or harmful.
  • Particular actions that could constitute prohibited harassment include making sexual comments or jokes about a student’s pregnancy, calling a pregnant student sexually charged names, spreading rumors about her sexual activity and making sexual propositions or gestures.
Adjustments
  • To ensure a pregnant student’s access to our educational program, OIED assists departments in making adjustments to the regular program that are reasonable and responsive to the student’s temporary pregnancy status.
  • Adjustments can include (but are not limited to) providing the student with a larger desk, allowing frequent trips to the bathroom or permitting temporary access to elevators.
  • For more information about adjustments for pregnant or parenting students, please contact OIED.