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
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.
Title IX Coordinator (for all members of the campus community)
Sheri Schwab, email@example.com, 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
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 can assist with interim measures and accommodations for students at the university. Please indicate that you seek interim measures.