Title IX Policy at UNC-Charlotte: Protecting Students from Sexual Misconduct
For students attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte), their campus life is supervised by the school’s designated Title IX Office, which adheres to federal and state policies that prohibit sexual misconduct. Title IX protects students from any discrimination on account of sex in programs or activities receiving federal funding. UNC-Charlotte has been proactive in implementing measures that prevent students from being denied access to education programs or activities due to sexual harassment, sexual violence, or interpersonal misconduct.
The University has implemented specific measures to ensure every student on campus feels safe and supported. To this end, the university works with several departments and partners towards raising awareness of sexual discrimination and harassment, connecting students with appropriate resources, providing necessary accommodations to expedite acquisition of support services for affected individuals, encouraging victims to report cases without fear of retaliation, ensuring swift, fair and impartial investigations while monitoring, evaluating and addressing the campus community’s climate.
Non-Title IX College Sexual Misconduct (CSM) at UNC-Charlotte
To address instances in which an employee, another student or third party files a complaint against a university student about “Sexual Harassment, Interpersonal Violence or Retaliation,” irrespective of whether it meets Title IX Violation before August 14th 2020; is proceeded according to Chapter 8 of UNC-Charlotte’s Code of Student Responsibility outline procedures for alleged Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct by Students or Student Organizations encapsulating various violations.
It is noteworthy any misconduct that matches North Carolina state and/or Federal definition during the Title IX rule implementation will be processed under Federal guidelines.
UNC-Charlotte’s Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct Procedures apply across different violations encompassing Relationship violence, Dating violence , Domestic violence , Stalking , Discriminatory harassments/intimidation based on Sexual Orientation , Gender-based harassment , Sexual act without consent , Sexual contact without consent , Sexual exhibitionism without consent, Sexual exploitation without consent, Incest, Retaliation when reporting or supporting an investigation.
UNC-Charlotte’s Due Process
Steps in the Title IX process include:
Reporting Sexual Discrimination or Sexual Harassment: Anyone can report sexual discrimination, sexual harassment on their behalf, or someone else using various means like mail, email, phone, that results in the Coordinator receiving a written or verbal report.
Supportive Measures: Both complainant and respondent get requisite support before/after filing a complaint to enable them to access the Universitys education program and activities to prevent either party from being unfairly burdened.
Emergency removal/administrative leave: The university may act on an emergency basis to remove students from participating in campus programs if there is risk analysis indicating immediate threats of health or safety of any student; a compelling reason for removal by the respondent should be given. While pending investigations continuing student respondents may be placed on administrative leave unless UNC-Charlotte policy provides otherwise.
Filing A Formal Complaint: A formal complaint for allegations requires a complete document detailing allegations of sexual harassment against respondents requesting investigators to probe into those claims; thus alleging any potential violations.
Mandatory Complaint Dismissal: Once the formal complaint is accepted but fails under guidelines that signify what qualifies as sexual harassment under Title IX Policy or takes place outside US borders or doesnt take place within educational grounds space at least it will not qualify as per state/federal definition category then UNC-Charlotte’s Title IX Coordinator must dismiss such a case.
Notice Of Complaints Investigation : Once submitted coordiantor will infrom both parties including complainant about policy defining terms regarding title ix process about allegations investigating process all details regarding writing appeal and rights indicated in UNC-Charlotte policy guide
Title IX Advisor Rights: At UNC-Charlotte university’s process guarantees everyone has access to their advisor throughout all proceedings advocated through The Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 title ix advisor rights.
Sanctions: Any Student respondent accused of violating code of student responsibility is deliberated before an official in charge with sanctioning responsibility. The sanctions include writing reprimands, mandatory training, suspension, and termination of employment.
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