Office of Title IX & Clery Compliance

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX covers gender equity in athletics, pregnant and parenting students, in addition to ensuring equal access to educational opportunities and co-curricular involvements free from sexual violence and other gender-based discrimination. These protections extend to students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and visitors to the university community.

In accordance with federal Title IX guidance, Clery Act compliance, and North Carolina law, UNCW has the following policies to address sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, and sexual harassment: the 04.130 Student Gender-Based Sexual Misconduct Policy, 02.205 Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy, and the 02.210 Title IX Grievance Policy. The 04.130 Student Gender-Based Sexual Misconduct Policy addresses situations in which both the complaining and responding parties are UNCW students. Situations involving faculty or staff are addressed by 02.205, the Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy. The 02.210 Title IX Grievance Policy addresses sexual harassment that occurs within the university's education program or activity and that occurs against a person in the United States.

These policies address the following violations (attempted or completed):

  • Sexual Misconduct
    • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
    • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
    • Sexual Exploitation
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
    • Hostile Environment
    • Quid Pro Quo Harassment
  • Other Civil Rights Offenses, When the Act is Based on Gender/Sex
  • Retaliation
  • Intimidation