The purpose of Title IX is to help foster safe and respectful university environments that better protect students, faculty, staff, and visitors from incidents of sex/gender-based discrimination. The University, in compliance with and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations (“Title IX”) and other civil rights laws, as well as in furtherance of its own values as a higher education institution, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.
FSU's Title IX Office Remains Available to Serve Our Campus Community-
Although most of Fayetteville State University is temporarily operating online, this does not change the fact that the University is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the campus community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.
This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public. Discrimination and harassment of any kind are wholly unacceptable and run contrary to our academic mission and values as an institution. All inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns related to sex/gender-based harassment, discrimination, or other Title IX concerns, should be directed to the Title IX Office - as soon as practicable.
Kindly note, harassment and discrimination can occur in an online environment. It is imperative that staff and faculty members understand their continued responsibility to report any Title IX concerns to the University's Title IX Office.
The well-being, security, and safety of our students, staff, and faculty members have always been our first priority. We will continue to be of service to each of you by providing you with virtual alternatives to connect with useful information, resources, and assistance. If there is anything that the Title IX Office can be doing for you during this challenging time, please do not hesitate to reach out.
By continuing to our work together, we can ensure that our University remains free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I've been harassed, discriminated against on the basis of my gender or subjected to sexual harassment?
You should bring your situation to the attention of the University's Title IX Office. The Title IX Office is here to make sure that anyone who reports these experiences, reports being a witness to these experiences, or may have been named as a responding party in these experiences feels safe, knows their rights, options, and responsibilities, and is aware of resources available to support them.
How are can I get help if I am not on campus or do not want to come to the Title IX Office?
It is important for everyone, including all campus community members know that, regardless of their location right now, the Title IX Office is here to help with any experiences related to Title IX. Our priority is ensuring that parties are aware that resources are available to them even though they are not on campus and that they continue to have the opportunity to be successful in their educational and career pursuits. We are available to connect by email, telephone, and videoconference.
How can I report a concern? Concerns should be reported to the Title IX Office. You can report your concerns by calling 910-672-2325, emailing TitleIX@uncfsu.edu or completing an online incident report form and submitting it to the Title IX Office. Anyone including students, staff, faculty, or visitors may report their concerns. Learn more about reporting a concern here.
Why does the University have policies prohibiting harassment, discrimination against individuals based on their gender and sexual harassment?
The University is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment on civility and respect. All forms of sex/gender-based misconduct are antithetical to the values and standards of the university community, is incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the university community expects and deserves, and will not be tolerated. Learn more about our policies here.
What resources are available?
There are many resources available on campus, in the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg communities, and online. Learn more about campus and community resources here.
What Title IX changes are occurring for the 2020-21 Academic Year?
As we shared in May, the Department of Education provided new Title IX guidance to all schools. You can learn more about the guidance here. In early August, FSU will be shifting its Title IX operations to better serve our campus community and beyond. As the details get settled, we will continue to send out updates, host webinars, and other educational initiatives to ensure our campus community remains aware of the University's programs, services, and related resources. Should you have any questions along the way, we hope you will reach out to the Title IX Office so we may assist you.
The University would like to briefly remind all campus community members that we remain available to serve.
All of our operations and processes have been carefully crafted to provide useful support, assistance, and resources to our campus community members and to maintain a safe, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environments. Nearly all of our resources have moved to effective, virtual delivery.
As you know, safety at Fayetteville State University encompasses a wide range of issues and requires the combined efforts of all departments and campus community members. In addition to the programs, initiatives, and other outreach events we regularly conduct, we also have useful information available on our website.
Feel free to browse and search the University's site to research topics that interest you: www.uncfsu.edu
To learn more about how we provide confidential comprehensive mental health/ substance abuse and Student Disability Services to support student's overall emotional, psychological, physical and intellectual development, please visit our Counseling and Personal Development Center pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/divisions-departments-and-offices/division-of-student-affairs/center-for-personal-development
To learn more about how we provide high quality health care, along with wellness and health education services that enable students to develop and maintain a solid foundation for healthy lifestyle practices to improve current and future health outcomes, please visit our Student Health Services pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/divisions-departments-and-offices/division-of-student-affairs/student-health-services
To learn more about the confidential emotional support, work-life solutions, and other resources that have been developed to assist employees or report an employee issue, please visit our Human Resources pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/departments-and-offices/office-of-human-resources/employee-relations
To learn more about the five divisions of our Police Department and their campus operations, Campus Security Alerts, Crime Logs, LiveSafe, Bronco Alerts, and other technology we use to keep our campus community members informed about incidents occurring on our campus, please visit our Campus Police and Public Safety pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/life-fsu/our-campus/campus-safety/security-alerts-and-daily-crime-logs
To learn more about how we provide residential students a safe, supportive, and inclusive living-learning community that fosters the academic success and personal growth of our students, please visit our Housing and Residence Life pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/life-fsu/housing-and-residence-life
To learn more about how we provide information, training, and resources to prevent crime and specialized services and assistance to anyone who may have been a victim of a crime, please visit our Victims Assistance pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/life-fsu/our-campus/campus-safety/victims-assistance-program
To learn more about how we provide an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and ongoing communications through Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications to our campus community, please visit our Clery pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/life-fsu/our-campus/campus-safety/clery-compliance
To learn more about how we resolve incidents involving allegations of student misconduct, or to report an allegation of student misconduct, please visit our website for the Office of Student Conduct at the following link: https://www.uncfsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/divisions-departments-and-offices/division-of-student-affairs/student-conduct
To learn more about our Task Force IX's (student, employee, and community partners collaborative work group), ongoing awareness and outreach initiatives, and the options for support, assistance, and resources that we provide all campus community members, or to report a sex or gender-based harassment or discrimination issue, please visit our Title IX pages: https://www.uncfsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/departments-and-offices/office-of-legal-affairs/title-ix
Fayetteville State University is committed to providing a safe learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. We encourage you to continue to discuss your concerns, feedback, and experiences with us so we can better know what you would like to see from our team, what we are doing well, and where we can improve.
We look forward to continuing the conversations with you as we work to adjust our operations to better fit our needs and ensure real change happens.
Beginning on August 1, 2019, Fayetteville State University's Title IX Office is making a few adjustments to better serve our campus community and continue to offer the best service, support, and resources possible.
If you have suggestions about how Fayetteville State University can reduce the occurence of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or conduct that creates a hostile environment on campus and improve the assistance the University offers when it does occur, please contact call 910-672-2325, visit Barber Building 242, or email the Title IX Office.
You may also share your feedback, tips, and suggestions for the Title IX Office by using this form.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. This prohibition against sex discrimination covers all University programs and activities (both on and off campus), including but not limited to financial assistance, housing, athletics, recruitment, and admissions. Title IX also prohibits all forms of discrimination in all aspects of employment. Fayetteville State University's complete non-discrimination policies, grievance procedures, and University officials responsible for supporting the University's compliance are outlined here and here.
You may also direct inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination laws by:
Emailing the Title IX Office, calling 910-672-2325, visiting Barber Building Room 242, or to the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
For further information about OCR and its jurisdiction, call 1-800-421-3481, email Office of Civil Rights or visit U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights home page.
WHERE IS THE TITLE IX OFFICE?