Title IX

Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to all participants of such programs, including students, parents and faculty/staff members. The purpose of Title IX is to help foster safe and respectful university environments that better protect students, faculty and staff from incidents of sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking.

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 incidence of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or conduct that creates a hostile environment on campus and improve the support the University offers when it does occur, please contact Jessica Tuttle,  FSU's Chief Title IX Coordinator -  call 910-672-2325, visit Barber Building 242, or email the Title IX  Office.  

Bucking Up Against Unhealthly Relationships Rally 

Bucking Up Against Unhealthy Relationships


Please show your support by wearing Jeans, attending the Bucking Up Against Unhealthy Relationships Rally, and staking a flag near Founders' Circle as visible signs of our commitment to eliminate destructive attitudes and misconceptions that surround Sexual Harassment and Prohibited Sexual Conduct on our campus, including Domestic ViolenceRelationship Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Stalking.  

Resources and Reporting Options
You have the power to choose what's best for you.

You have the right to report to any incident you have experienced to FSU's Title IX Office, FSU PPSD, and/or off-campus Law Enforcement Officials.

You are not required to report. It is your choice to report.

No person who experiences any form of Sexual Violence or Misconduct, Relationship Abuse, Domestic Abuse, or Dating Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, Gender-Based/Sex Discrimination or Retaliation has to deal with the situation alone. There are resources available on and off-campus.


Report FSU Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking:

To report Student on Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv&layout_id=1       

To report Other Student Non-Academic Misconduct:  https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv    


Report FSU Employee Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment:  

To report staff or faculty sexual misconduct, sexual discrimination, or sexual harassment: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9ObhsvFkckidocqKmnxB91HehUpWzLVMgVPdwoLiGrFUQzhWODhPSzc4TEdNV1pKVloyQVhKVTZKWS4u      

To make other complaints against staff or faculty:  https://www.uncfsu.edu/assets/Documents/written_complaint_procedures3.pdf



Individuals who believe that they are victims of any gender or sex-based harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct should consider the following resources for assistance, information, and support:

FSU CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES


Individuals who desire to receive confidential counseling, information about filing a complaint,  and/or filing a complaint in a confidential setting that will not be shared with the FSU Title IX Office should contact: 

FSU's Center for Personal Development:

CFPD provides free, private, and confidential counseling services to FSU students. Spaulding Building (910) 672-1222

FSU's Student Health Services:

SHS provides a variety of confidential student-centered, quality health and preventative services to FSU students. Spaulding Building (910)672-1259



Other FSU Support Teams 

FSU's Title IX Office:

FSU's Police and Public Safety Department:



Online Applications and Resources:

  • FSU's Live Safe  It's the University's Safety app that enables direct and discreet two-way, real-time interaction between FSU students and the Department of Police and Public Safety. 
  • FSU's Broncos Alerts  It's the University's Emergency Notification System, used to notify the campus community about any situation or condition that could threaten the safety of individuals on campus.
  • FSU's Call Boxes The quickest way to receive assistance from our Police and Public Safety Team.
  • Circle of 6 It's the mobile way to look out for each other on campus or when you're out for the night. A simple tool to prevent violence before it happens.
  • myPlan myPlan is a tool to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.

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 to 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



Fayetteville State University's Clery Office and  Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking (Prohibited Sexual Conduct)
Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking (Prohibited Sexual Conduct)

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking (Prohibited Sexual Conduct)

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;
  • Sexual coercion;
  • Sexual intimidation;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Dating Violence;
  • Stalking

Fayetteville State University's Prohibited Sexual Conduct Policy


What is Sexual Violence?


What is Intimate Partner Violence?


According to the CDCStalking occurs when someone repeatedly harasses or threatens someone else, causing fear or safety concerns. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), about 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have experienced stalking in their lifetimes.
These behaviors can come in the form of threatening phone calls, text messages, spying, or showing up at the victim's home or workplace, and leaving unwanted gifts or cards. Most often, stalking occurs by someone they know or with whom they had an intimate relationship.

More on Stalking

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

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 impacting the individual, or
  • such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives an individual from participating in or benefiting from the University's education or employment programs and/or activities.

Fayetteville State University's Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment can serious problem for students at all educational levels. Students colleges and universities can be victims of sexual harassment. This problem is more common than you might think because many students are scared or too embarrassed to report sexual harassment. It is different from flirting, playing around, or other types of behavior that you enjoy or welcome. Sexual harassment can be requests for sexual favors or unwelcome sexual behavior that is bad enough or happens often enough to make you feel uncomfortable, scared or confused and that interferes with your schoolwork or your ability to participate in extracurricular activities or attend classes.

Sexual harassment can be verbal (comments about your body, spreading sexual rumors, sexual remarks or accusations, dirty jokes or stories), physical (grabbing, rubbing, flashing or mooning, touching, pinching in a sexual way, sexual assault) or visual (display of naked pictures or sex-related objects, obscene gestures). Sexual harassers can be fellow students, professors, friends, coaches, and other school employees. This information was adapted from Equal Right's Sexual Harassment at School article. For the full article, please visit  Sexual Harassment at School.

Consent
Consent

Consent is informed, freely and actively given, mutually understandable words or actions, which indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. 

Consent cannot be implied by attire, or inferred from spending of money on a date. 

Consent may not be inferred from silence, passivity or lack of active resistance alone. 

See the University's Prohibited Sexual Conduct policy for more information. 

File a Complaint related to a FSU Employee Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment
File a Complaint related to a FSU Employee Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment

To report staff or faculty sexual misconduct, sexual discrimination, or sexual harassment:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9ObhsvFkckidocqKmnxB91HehUpWzLVMgVPdwoLiGrFUQzhWODhPSzc4TEdNV1pKVloyQVhKVTZKWS4u     

To make other complaints against staff or faculty:  

https://www.uncfsu.edu/assets/Documents/written_complaint_procedures3.pdf

File a Complaint Related to Student on Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking
File a Complaint Related to Student on Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking

To report Student on Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking:

https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv&layout_id=1    

To report Other Student Non-Academic Misconduct:  

https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv

How To Get Help If You Have Been Assaulted
What to do if you have experienced sexual assault

1) Get to a safe place as soon as possible. 

Individuals are encouraged to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an act of sexual misconduct.

2) Consider calling someone -- you do not need to be alone.

Call a trusted friend, family member, a trained counselor or medical professional, FSU Victim Assistance, FSU Police and Public Safety, and/or 911. A friend or family member can drive you to the hospital, or the you can contact your local emergency services for a ride to the hospital. You should be aware that the ability to keep certain information confidential will be limited if you contact FSU Police and Public Safety Deparment (Campus Police). When you contact FSU's PPSD for assistance, a report will also be submitted to the Title IX Office.

3) Get medical help right away.

You need to be examined for injury, physical evidence, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours after the assault. A specially trained sexual assault nurse examiner will perform DNA collection (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit - PERK), injury assessment, documentation, preventive medications and referrals to legal and support services. Going to the hospital to seek medical attention does not obligate you to report the crime.

4) Preserving Evidence.

 In order to preserve evidence, do not change your clothes, wash, shower, bathe, eat, drink, brush your teeth or use the bathroom.

    • If you must change your clothes, place the items in a paper bag - not plastic - and take them with you to the emergency room. This is very important if you decide to file a report later. If possible, bring a change of clothes with you. 
    • In all cases of dating violence, relationship abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, victims are encouraged to preserve other evidence including, but not limited to, handwritten or electronic communications such as text messages, telephone messages and emails, videos and/ or photographs of the incident(s).
    • Preserving physical and documentary evidence may be helpful in obtaining a protection order from NC Courts or providing information related to an incident in a criminal case or conduct matter. 

5) Consider reporting the assault.

You are encouraged to report the assault to the FSU Police and Public Safety Department (Campus Police) and/or the local police. Reporting to police will not impact your ability to pursue resolution through the University's Title IX process. The University's Title IX process is independent of the criminal process.

Don't blame yourself; this was not your fault.

Additional Information  

Where to get help:

You are encouraged to go to the emergency room of any hospital to request a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) to conduct a forensic examination and collect physical evidence. A SANE is a Registered Nurse who has received special training so that he/she can provide comprehensive care to sexual assault victims.  Completing an examination does not mean that you have to file a police report; it simply preserves evidence if you decide you want to use it later.  More details about the components of a sexual assault forensic exam can be found here.

Hospitals that have SANE's and perform sexual assault examinations:

         1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28302

        2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310

      210 Medical Pavillion Drive, Raeford, NC 28376

      155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374

      1135 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330

Local Advocacy and Support Resources: The following campus and local resources offer free and confidential services and support to those impacted by sexual assault, abuse or violence:

Local, State, and Nationwide Resources
Local, State, and Nationwide Resources

Local and State Resources

These organizations provide free, confidential resources, referrals, and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their  family and friends:

  Nationalwide Resources

These organizations provide free, confidential resources, referrals, and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their  family and friends:

Online Resources
Online Resources

 Online Resources

These organizations provide free, confidential resources, referrals, and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their  family and friends:

  • LoveisRespect.org provides a live, confidential chat (IM-style) with a peer advocate available 24/7.

 

  • Onelove educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. 
    • Call a Peer Advocate - Speak with a trained LoveisRespect advocate for education and support for you or someone you love who is in a violent relationship. 1-866-331-9474.
    • Text Message - Get a quick response from one of LoveisRespect's peer advocates by texting "loveis" (capitalization does not matter) to 22522.

 

  • Scarleteen provides inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationship information for emerging adults.

 

  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is working to provide tools, facilitate connections with other LGBTQ student activists across the country and empower youth to fight for LGBTQ equality on campus and beyond.

  • 1in6.org Support for men who have experienced abusive or unwanted sexual experiences.

 

  • End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

 

 

  • Trans Lifeline  created and staffed by transgender people, the Trans Lifeline is for any transgender person in crisis.

 

  • Peace Over Violence builds healthy relationships, families, and communities free from sexual, domestic, and interpersonal violence. 

 

 

  • Boys Town provides support groups and other mental wellness services.

 

  • Good Therapy search for therapists and counselors in your area using Good Therapy's directory.

 

  • LGBT National Hotline serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people by providing peer support and local resources.

 

  • Your Life Your Voice is a hotline for teens and young adults dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction, physical or sexual abuse, gang violence or an overwhelming challenge.

 

  • Pandora's Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.

 

  • Planned Parenthood  is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally. Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers.

 

  • Victim Connect  provides information and referrals for victims of all crime and can be reached at 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846).

 

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

  • Crisis Text Line is a global not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message.

  •  Addiction Counselor provides a resource guide for Mental Health issues, signs, and where to seek help.

  • Forge is a national transgender anti-violence organization that provides direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors. 

  • After Silence is an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

  • Survivors Chat is a place where survivors of rape, incest, and abuse can come together to help each other, support each other, or just pass the time. 
September 2019 Updates
September 2019 Updates

September 2019 Updates

Broncos, It's On Us Initiatives- 

Fayetteville State University highly encourages all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to participate in workshops, events, and trainings both online through Canvas and in-person related to sexual misconduct prevention, intervention, and response. 

This initiative is part of a broader University initiative that requires all faculty and staff to engage in annual training. Through this initiative, we hope to cultivate a community in which all campus community members feel safe and supported and can take full advantage of the many opportunities that FSU has to offer-a community where any form of Sexual Harassment or Prohibited Sexual Conduct have no place.

Broncos, It's On Us 2019-20 Mission:

· Increase evidence and empowerment-based, student-centered training and programs, such as Bystander Intervention. 

· Promote social norms that protect against forms of interpersonal relationship abuse.

· Teach skills to prevent interpersonal relationship abuse.

· Provide opportunities to empower, support, and engage all Broncos. · Continue to support victims/survivors.   

Broncos, It's On Us 2019-20 Outcomes:

· Broncos will continue to strength our sustainable community of support by engaging all campus community members.

· Broncos will continue to reject every form of relationship abuse, violence, and misconduct through prevention, awareness, and education to end the cycle.

· Broncos will be equipped with tools to have important conversations related to gender and sex-based harassment, discrimination, violence, and abuse.

· Broncos will know what a healthy, safe, positive relationship looks like, and know they deserve healthy, safe, positive relationships.

· Broncos will know how to engage in positive behaviors to cultivate healthy, safe, positive relationships. 

· Broncos will gain improved interpersonal skills, communication skills, self-image skills, while reducing antisocial, abusive, and other unhealthy behaviors in relationships.  

Work Shops

· Understanding FSU Resources

Where do I report a concern? How do no-contact agreements work? What are the expectations of confidentiality?  Meet with campus safety community partners from CFPD, SHS, Police, Victim Assistance, Student Conduct, Title IX and much more to learn the answers to these and other questions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the resources available at FSU to those who have been impacted by sexual misconduct, along with the various policies, procedures, and options available to both complainants and respondents.

· Recognize It. Prevent It. Report It. / Culture Check and Change

Sexual misconduct grows out of everyday interactions-interactions that may feel and seem insignificant, but which normalize the patterns of disregard and disrespect within which harassment and assault take shape. By reshaping those patterns, we will shift our culture to support inclusivity, mutuality, and respect. Even our smallest strategic changes will make an enormous difference.  Our workshops take an in-depth look at the dynamics of sexual violence, campus norms, and effective strategies for shifting culture. After practicing with group scenarios, participants have time to individually reflect upon patterns within their own communities and identify opportunities for positive change.

· Bronco Bystanders: Disruption, Distraction, and Beyond

Bystander intervention-stepping in whenever there are signs of bias, disrespect, or other problematic interactions-is powerful tool for preventing sexual misconduct. These workshops strengthen students' core intervention skills while offering new strategies for a wide range of troubling situations. Students identify their personal intervention styles, practicing a set of in-the-moment interventions. They also explore long-term strategies for intervening in complex, entrenched dynamics.

· Broncos for Self-Care

There are no magic solutions for overcoming difficult or traumatic experiences but there are evidence-based techniques to help people cope with challenges and begin to thrive. These workshops explore the concepts of resilience and wellness and provides an opportunity to learn coping skills including trauma-informed yoga practices, therapeutic art activities, relaxation exercises, and grounding techniques. 

· Broncos, What R U Looking 4? Communication Strategies 

Through social media and technology, Students learn pragmatic skills for productive conversations, with a focus on expressing themselves; navigating differences in values, identities, goals, and experiences; active listening; re-connecting in moments of anger or tension; expressing appreciation, respect, and affection. The workshops center on romantic and sexual partners-serious or casual-but these conversational skills are applicable to a wide range of relationships.    

Request a Title IX Presentation, Workshop, or Collaboration

Through our Healthy Relationship, Broncos, It's On Us, and other Initiatives, FSU's Title IX Office has made a number of interactive workshops and trainings available for student, staff, and faculty. Our educational workshops continue to evolve to meet the needs of the FSU community.


Most popular offerings: OneLove Escalation, That's Not Love, Stick It to Love, Behind the Post.  Upon request, the Title IX Office will design and facilitate a workshop for your audience around a theme of your choice, including but never limited to:

  • Finding Your Words: Talking About Consent,
  • Bystander Intervention,
  • Broncos, Do You Know Your Rights and Responsibilities?
  • Intimate Partner Violence,
  • Real Talk: Broncos, It's On All of Us,
  • Common Warning Signs of Dating Abuse,
  • FSU's Sexual Harassment and Prohibited Sexual Conduct Policies 


To request a workshop, presentation, or training, please email TitleIX@uncfsu.edu or call 910-672-2325

It is most helpful if you can include the following:

  • Type of Participants (students, study group, staff, student organization, faculty, etc.)
  • Estimated Anticipated Number of Participants
  • Preferred Date(s) and Time(s)
  • Topics or Goals to Cover

Broncos, It's On Us

Broncos, It's On Us -

Our goal is to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, and sexual misconduct is not tolerated. Every person has the ability to be an active and responsible bystander. Bystander intervention aims to prevent various types of violence including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence. When you see something that you think is not right, say something, do something and/or get someone's attention to help prevent violence.

You should feel empowered to take action whenever you feel uncomfortable with another student's conduct, or when you see that another student may be subject to emotional or physical harm.

Students engaging in "bystander interventions" such as these are discouraged from putting themselves or others in harm's way, and are not being asked to be judgmental of their peers. Instead, bystander intervention involves noticing a potentially harmful situation, and then saying or doing something safe and positive to defuse it.

This applies to sexual misconduct as well. Taking action may be as simple as approaching a fellow student at a party (particularly if they might have had too much to drink, or is receiving potentially unwanted or inappropriate attention from another individual) and asking if they are alright or getting them to a safe place. It also might be as simple as taking a fellow student aside and letting them know that their conduct might be disrespecting the other individual, or that it could result in negative consequences for both of them.

Bystanders have the power to stop abuse and to get help for people who have been victimized. Not only can you stop a friend or teammate from inappropriate actions but also say something to reject offensive or derogatory remarks, including sexist or racist jokes.

Request a Title IX Presentation, Workshop, or Collaboration

Through our Healthy Relationship, Broncos, It's On Us, and other Initiatives, FSU's Title IX Office has made a number of interactive workshops and trainings available for student, staff, and faculty. Our educational workshops continue to evolve to meet the needs of the FSU community.


Most popular offerings: OneLove Escalation, That's Not Love, Stick It to Love, Behind the Post.  Upon request, the Title IX Office will design and facilitate a workshop for your audience around a theme of your choice, including but never limited to:

  • Finding Your Words: Talking About Consent,
  • Bystander Intervention,
  • Broncos, Do You Know Your Rights and Responsibilities?
  • Intimate Partner Violence,
  • Real Talk: Broncos, It's On All of Us,
  • Common Warning Signs of Dating Abuse,
  • FSU's Sexual Harassment and Prohibited Sexual Conduct Policies 


To request a workshop, presentation, or training, please email TitleIX@uncfsu.edu or call 910-672-2325

It is most helpful if you can include the following:

  • Type of Participants (students, study group, staff, student organization, faculty, etc.)
  • Estimated Anticipated Number of Participants
  • Preferred Date(s) and Time(s)
  • Topics or Goals to Cover

Broncos, It's On Us

Broncos, It's On Us -

Our goal is to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, and sexual misconduct is not tolerated. Every person has the ability to be an active and responsible bystander. Bystander intervention aims to prevent various types of violence including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence. When you see something that you think is not right, say something, do something and/or get someone's attention to help prevent violence.

You should feel empowered to take action whenever you feel uncomfortable with another student's conduct, or when you see that another student may be subject to emotional or physical harm.

Students engaging in "bystander interventions" such as these are discouraged from putting themselves or others in harm's way, and are not being asked to be judgmental of their peers. Instead, bystander intervention involves noticing a potentially harmful situation, and then saying or doing something safe and positive to defuse it.

This applies to sexual misconduct as well. Taking action may be as simple as approaching a fellow student at a party (particularly if they might have had too much to drink, or is receiving potentially unwanted or inappropriate attention from another individual) and asking if they are alright or getting them to a safe place. It also might be as simple as taking a fellow student aside and letting them know that their conduct might be disrespecting the other individual, or that it could result in negative consequences for both of them.

Bystanders have the power to stop abuse and to get help for people who have been victimized. Not only can you stop a friend or teammate from inappropriate actions but also say something to reject offensive or derogatory remarks, including sexist or racist jokes.

Resources and Reporting Options

You have the power to choose what's best for you.You have the right to report to any incident you have experienced to FSU's Title IX Office, FSU PPSD, and/or off-campus Law Enforcement Officials.

You are not required to report. It is your choice to report.No person who experiences any form of Sexual Violence or Misconduct, Relationship Abuse, Domestic Abuse, or Dating Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, Gender-Based/Sex Discrimination or Retaliation has to deal with the situation alone. There are resources available on and off-campus.

Report FSU Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking:

To report Student on Student Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, or Stalking: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv&layout_id=1     

 To report Other Student Non-Academic Misconduct:  https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?FayettevilleStateUniv   


Report FSU Employee Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination, or Sexual Harassment:  

To report staff or faculty sexual misconduct, sexual discrimination, or sexual harassment: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9ObhsvFkckidocqKmnxB91HehUpWzLVMgVPdwoLiGrFUQzhWODhPSzc4TEdNV1pKVloyQVhKVTZKWS4u      

To make other complaints against staff or faculty:  https://www.uncfsu.edu/assets/Documents/written_complaint_procedures3.pdf



Individuals who believe that they are victims of any gender or sex-based harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct should consider the following resources for assistance, information, and support:

FSU CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES

Individuals who desire to receive confidential counseling, information about filing a complaint,  and/or filing a complaint in a confidential setting that will not be shared with the FSU Title IX Office should contact:

FSU's Center for Personal Development:

CFPD provides free, private, and confidential counseling services to FSU students. Spaulding Building (910) 672-1222

FSU's Student Health Services:

SHS provides a variety of confidential student-centered, quality health and preventative services to FSU students. Spaulding Building (910)672-1259



Other FSU Support Teams 

FSU's Title IX Office:

FSU's Police and Public Safety Department:

Online Applications and Resources:

  • FSU's Live Safe  It's the University's Safety app that enables direct and discreet two-way, real-time interaction between FSU students and the Department of Police and Public Safety. 
  • FSU's Broncos Alerts  It's the University's Emergency Notification System, used to notify the campus community about any situation or condition that could threaten the safety of individuals on campus.
  • FSU's Call Boxes The quickest way to receive assistance from our Police and Public Safety Team.
  • Circle of 6 It's the mobile way to look out for each other on campus or when you're out for the night. A simple tool to prevent violence before it happens.
  • myPlan myPlan is a tool to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.

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 to 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.

Fayetteville State University's Clery Office and  Annual Security and Fire Safety Report