"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 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. In complying with Title IX, Fayetteville State University prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of sex. Additionally, the University prohibits and will not tolerate sex discrimination as it pertains to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual violence or assaults (as defined below).
The University is committed to taking effective action to prevent and correct sexual harassment by or against members of the University community. Sexual harassment is defined as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
The University is committed to fostering a safe campus environment where sexual misconduct is unacceptable and is not tolerated. Sexual misconduct is defined as any act of a sexual nature perpetrated against an individual without effective consent or when an individual is unable to freely give consent. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:
Individuals who believe that they are victims of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct should consult the appropriate Title IX Coordinator listed below:
Ms. Denise Brown-Hart (Chief Title IX Coordinator)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Barber Building, Lower Level, Room 16
Division Of Academic Affairs
For issues involving academic programs, academically related support services (e.g. financial aid), and non-employment related discrimination issues based upon sex.
Dr. Marsha McLean (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Barber Building, Room 223
Division of Student Affairs
For issues involving alleged acts of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment committed by students and for issues related to non-academic matters involving students (e.g. housing).
Ms. Victoria Ratliff (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Administrative Secretary II
Spaulding Infirmary, Room 155
Ms. Tara Melvin (Alternate)
University Residence Supervisor
New Residence Hall, Suite 107
Office of Human Resources
For issues involving employment related discrimination issues based upon sex.
Ms. Theresa (Terri) Tibbs (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Manager of Employee Relations
Barber Building, Lower Level, Room 13
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
For issues involving the compliance as related to intercollegiate athletics.
Dr. LaWanda Miller (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
Assistant Athletic Director
Barber Building, Room 208-A