Fayetteville State University Policies and Procedures

The University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act 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 assistance. Sex discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity.

Fayetteville State University has several policies prohibiting misconduct by University students, faculty, and staff against other University students, faculty, and staff.

Prohibited conduct, as defined by these policies, comprises a broad range of behavior that will not be tolerated in the University community including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.  

The links below provide students, staff,  faculty, and visitors information on reporting options, and investigation process for complaints alleging that the behavior of a FSU student, employee, or third-party may have violated University policies. 

Title IX and Related Policies: 

Fayetteville State University considers sex and gender-based discrimination to be a serious offense. These policies include all forms of sex and gender-based discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties. The policies have been developed to reaffirm individual rights and responsibilities and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. The policies should serve as a guides for you on the expectations we have for sexual communication, sexual responsibility and sexual respect. Additional information about the University's policies may be found here.  

For additional information about our policies and processes related to every form of sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination, please feel free to contact the Title IX Office, the Center for Personal Development*, Victim Assistance Program, Student Health Services*, the Office of Student Conduct, or Police and Public Safety (Confidential Resources *).

Confidential resources provide a free, confidential place for students to seek support, information, and assistance if they have experienced an incident of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of prohibited sexual conduct.

For additional information about FSU's Title IX Office, please visit www.uncfsu.edu/title-ix , or contact the Title IX Office direct at 910-672-2325, or visit Barber Building, Office 242. 

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