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Title IX

"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).

Sexual Harassment

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:

  • submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or academic or student status, or  
  • submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment, academic or other institutional decisions affecting such individual, or 
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance, academic activities or student experience, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, academic or student life environment.

Sexual Misconduct

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:

  • Attempted or completed intercourse or penetration (anal, oral or vaginal);
  • Sexual touching (including disrobing or exposure);
  • Sexual exploitation;
  • Sexual violence (as described below); or
  • Sexual intimidation.

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
(910) 672-1679

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
(910) 672-2217

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
(910) 672-1222

Ms. Tara Melvin (Alternate)
University Residence Supervisor 
New Residence Hall, Suite 107
(910) 672-2107

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
(910) 672-1445

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





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