Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy
In accordance with new federal Title IX guidance and to maintain compliance with the Clery Act and North Carolina law, UNCW has revised its previous Sexual Misconduct Policy to create our new Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy. Allegations of gender-based/sexual misconduct by faculty or staff are addressed by the University’s Harassment Prevention Policy and Harassment Resolution Procedures.
Faculty & Staff Resource Brochure:
Preventing Interpersonal Violence: Understanding Your Reporting Obligations & Employee Resources
Student Resource Brochure:
Understanding & Preventing Interpersonal Violence
What Does This Policy Address?
The Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy addresses:
- Sexual Misconduct (attempted or completed)
- Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
- Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
- Sexual Exploitation
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Environment
- Quid Pro Quo Harassment
- Other Civil Rights Offenses, When the Act is Based on Gender/Sex
For complete definitions, please consult Section V of the full policy.
Reporting Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct
All University employees who receive a report of alleged gender-based/sexual misconduct by a student, on or off-campus, must notify the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In addition, all University employees are required by North Carolina law to report abuse or neglect upon a child or any disabled person.
- Faculty or staff receiving reports of gender-based/sexual misconduct must complete the on-line Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form.
- This form is located within "My Seaport" under the Academics Tab. If you do not have access to My Seaport, you can use the paper form.
- The reporting form must be completed within 1 business day. If using a paper form, deliver to Dr. Brian Victor, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, via hand delivery (DePaolo 2015), email attachment (email@example.com), or fax (910-962-2274).
Inform the student that they will receive direct contact from the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or his designee with information about rights and resources.
Three departments remain confidential resources to students: CARE: Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response, the Counseling Center, and the Abrons Student Health Center. These departments are exempted from reporting gender-based/sexual misconduct unless the student is willing.
Resources for Students
Each student who reports gender-based/sexual misconduct must be informed of their Title IX rights. An effective way to do so is to provide the student with a copy of:
- UNCW Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Survivor-Specific Resources:
You may choose to seek further assistance by contacting the UNCW CARE (Collaboration for Assault Response & Education) office at 962-CARE or the CARE 24-hour crisis line at 910-512-4821. A CARE Victim Advocate is available to consult with you and the student by phone or in person and is available to help you individually with the reporting process.
The following offices and programs are resources for students in regards to sexual misconduct:
- UNCW CARE* 910-962-CARE or 910-512-4821 (crisis after-hours)
- UNCW Police 910- 962-2222
- Office of the Dean of Students 910-962-3119
- Student Health* 910-962-3280
- Counseling Center* 910-962-3746
- Rape Crisis Center (off-campus agency) 910-392-7460
- Domestic Violence Shelter & Services (off-campus agency) 910-343-0703
* UNCW CARE, the Abrons Student Health Center, and the Counseling Center are confidential resources, where students can discuss concerns about gender-based/sexual misconduct while maintaining the choice of whether or not to report to the university.
Gender-based/sexual misconduct are forms of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX, 20 USC §168(a). The University’s Title IX Coordinator is designated to assure these policies and procedures are properly followed. The Title IX Coordinator is:
Dr. Terrence Curran
CB 5900 Alderman Hall 109A
Reports of student gender-based/sexual misconduct or harassment should be made to Dr. Brian Victor, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at:
Dr. Brian Victor
Associate Vice Chancellor
CB 5985 DePaolo 2015
Training for departments, programs, and groups on Title IX reporting obligations and the Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy is available. Contact UNCW CARE (910-962-CARE or firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Office of General Counsel or to schedule a training for your group.
Questions about the policy can be addressed to the Office of General Counsel. Resources for students are available through UNCW CARE.