Policies and Regulations
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.
For inquiries about Title IX at UNC-CH, please contact Adrienne Allison, Director of Title IX Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at (919) 962-7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 to view UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Security Reports.
This policy prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected status – age, color, 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.