The following laws and University policies protect against incidents of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking on campus.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. This means that institutions such as UNC-CH must comply with Title IX. Title IX protects individuals from sexual harassment and acts of sexual violence - forms of sex discrimination - in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs at the University. Click here for more information.

For inquiries about Title IX at UNC-CH, please contact Katie Nolan, Interim Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at (919) 445-1577 or kbnolan@unc.edu.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 requires institutions such as UNC-Chapel Hill to have a policy that includes programs to prevent and raise awareness about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It also requires institutions to have procedures to follow once an incident of this nature has been reported.

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Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The Clery Act is a federal statute requiring universities such as UNC-Chapel Hill to publish an annual security report that discloses campus crime statistics and security information. Click here for more information about the Clery Act. Click here to view UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Security Reports. For more information at UNC-Chapel Hill, contact Ed Purchase, Clery Act Compliance Specialist, Department of Public Safety at (919) 962-3534 or epurchas@live.unc.edu.

University Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct

This policy prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected status - age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and veteran status. It expressly, therefore, also prohibits sexual violence and sexual exploitation, which by definition involve conduct of a sexual nature and are prohibited forms of sexual or gender-based harassment. This policy further prohibits stalking and interpersonal violence, which need not be based on an individual’s protected status. Finally, this policy prohibits complicity for knowingly assisting in an act that violates this policy and retaliation against an individual because of their good faith participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of violations of this policy. University students and employees who violate this policy may face discipline up to and including expulsion or termination.

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