UNCSA has invested in and implemented an infrastructure to protect its community against abuse of any kind. Current safeguards against sexual misconduct at UNCSA include:
- UNCSA Improper Relations Regulation - UNCSA has in place the most restrictive improper relations regulation in the UNC System. UNCSA takes the position that no student can ever consent to a sexual relationship with a faculty member, employee, or contractor. This regulation is stressed at new faculty orientation, faculty meetings, and in Title IX training.
- The Division of Institutional Integrity - The division was formed to foster a universitywide culture of ethical behavior, compliance, accountability, support and inclusion. The division houses the Title IX office, which brings together support and resources for students, faculty and staff in the areas of sexual harassment, misconduct and discrimination.
- Title IX Coordinator & Chief Compliance Officer - UNCSA has on staff an experienced Title IX professional, whose full-time mission is to promote a safe and healthy environment through training and compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, and create a culture of reporting and trust in the university’s commitment to the elimination of sexual discrimination and harassment.
- Comprehensive Title IX Regulations, and for those activities that might not rise to a Title IX violation, but we still believe cannot be tolerated, a Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct Regulation.
- Mandatory reporting requirement: All UNCSA employees who learn about potential sexual misconduct are required to share that information with the Title IX office. When reported conduct involves suspected abuse or neglect of a minor, the conduct is required to be reported to child protective services.
- Clear system of reporting sexual misconduct and accessing supportive resources. Students are consistently educated and equipped with information to understand the reporting process. Reports of sexual misconduct are required to be shared with the Title IX office. Reports can be made:
- Criminal background checks are required for all faculty members.
- Title IX Training is required for all faculty members - All new faculty are required to complete Title IX training which includes information on the improper relations regulation; Title IX regulations; the prohibited harassment, discrimination, and related misconduct regulation; and which explains and reiterates the mandatory reporting requirement. Additional annual training opportunities are offered in each arts school.
- Prevention and education programming
- New students have mandatory Safe-U training that includes a presentation from the Title IX office.
- New students also complete multiple online modules that go over sexual assault, sexual harassment, bystander intervention, healthy relationships and consent.
- UNCSA has this year implemented mandatory annual training for students that will be a continuation of the first-year training.
- Residence Life staff and student residence assistants receive annual training from the Title IX office at the beginning of the semester.
- The Title IX office also provides Title IX training upon request to anyone one campus.
- The Office of Student Affairs provides educational programming and training opportunities throughout the year.
- Counseling resources are also offered through the UNCSA Wellness Center. Licensed counselors are on staff and available for individual and group sessions, offering students a confidential and secure environment in which to discuss issues.