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Department of Public Safety  

Title IX

Sexual Misconduct

All members of the University community are expected to engage in conduct that contributes to the culture of integrity and honor upon which the University of North Carolina at Asheville is grounded. Acts of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, jeopardize the health and welfare of our campus community and the larger community as a whole.

The University has established procedures for preventing and investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that are compliant with Title IX federal regulations. To learn more about these procedures, see the Sexual Harassment Policy #49 (Faculty and Staff) and the Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy (Students). To learn more about how the University protects minors participating in programs and events on campus, see Policy 5204 - Programs and Activities Involving Minors on Campus.

Reporting | Process | Faculty and Staff Learning Opportunities | Student Learning Opportunities 

Pregnant and Parenting Students

Reporting

Reports regarding an alleged violation of Title IX, including those taking place off campus, such as sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking; sexual misconduct incidents involving minors, guests and third party users; and any allegation of inequity in educational programs and activities should be reported to any University Responsible Employee and communicated to the Title IX Administrator immediately. 

University Police: 828-251-6710 | Title IX Administrator, Jill Moffitt: 828-232-5658 | Report a Violation Anonymously

Process

The Title IX Administrator ensures that the report is addressed through the identified resolution procedures and policies, and that the incident is resolved in a timely, fair, and impartial manner. Reports are examined based on the policies and procedures of the University where compliance with Title IX is of the utmost importance. Learn more about our process for all individuals (faculty/staff, students, and guests) reporting a violation of Title IX. 

 

Rights and Resources

 

Educational Programs

The administrator additionally ensures that education and prevention programs on sexual misconduct are provided to members of the community on an ongoing basis. Educational Programs provide training and relevant information regarding regulations mandated by Title IX for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests of the campus community.

Faculty and Staff Educational Sessions

Ongoing Opportunities - AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

  • Sexual Harrassment Story Line - Online Module Access through MOODLE- Available any time throughout the year; Employees can access the module annually to keep up to date on issues related to sexual harrassment and appropriate behavior expectations of the University.
  • Title IX: The Basics - Moodle Learning Module - Provides basic information on Title IX, Responsible Employee, Behavior Intervention Team, Policies related to Serving Minors on Campus, Reporting Protocols, and Bystander Intervention.

Upcoming Opportunities

August 15, 2014
  • Faculty Orienation and Faculty Meeting --- 3p, LIP
August 19-22, 2014
Know your IX - Education, Process, and Resource Sessions for Faculty and Staff
  • September 5, 2014 -- Location TBD -- 3:30p-4:30p
  • October 16, 2014 -- Location TBD -- 12:30-1:30p
  • November 12, 2014 -- Location TBD -- 1:45-2:45p

Register for these courses online, space is limited. The courses are intended to review University policies and procedures for ajudicating cases of sexual misconduct and will provide resources and education to faculty and staff working with students in these situations. 

Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board Training (Open to members of the SMHB Only)
  • August 28, 2014 -- GH Conference Room -- 10a-12p
  • September -- TBD
  • October -- TBD
  • November -- TBD

SMHB members include 8 faculty and staff members from across the university that are charged with adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct that go before the board, including reccommended sanctions. The board is specifcally trained to hear these type of cases through the comprehension of competencies. Familiarity with basic rules of evidence regarding relevance, rights of the complainant, rights of the respondent, credibility and rape shield rules; thoroughly versed in an analytical approach to determining if a policy was violated; comprehension on questioning and deliberation techniques; understand Rape Trauma Syndrome and common rape myths; sensitization to what the complainant  and respondent is experiencing are all general competencies the board is expected to have in order to hear sexual misconduct cases. 

Ongoing Training for University Title IX Investigators 
  • September 18, 2014; 9:30a-10:30a -- HIG 102
  • November 13, 2014; 3-4p -- HIG 102
 

12 indivduals trained and certified by the Association for Title IX Administrators that are assigned as lead investigators to determine the facts in any sexual misconudct case and protect the rights of those involved. Investigators are trained to conduct fair, impartial fact finding investigations and determine if any complaint and the facts surrounding the copmlaint meet the standard of evidence required by Title IX.

Student Education and Prevention Programs and Events

Ongoing Opportunities

Schedule a session for your student group when its convienant for you with these ongoing training and prevention optoins.
  • BARK! (Bulldogs Advancing Radical Kindness:) UNC Asheville's  Bystander Intervetntion Program   
  • INTERVENE (Men against sexual assault group) Email Intervene
  • SPEAK UP (Student Advocacy and Education Group on Campus) Email SPEAK UP

Upcoming Opportunities

August 11, 2014
  • Title IX Training for Resident Assistants -- 2:30-4p
August 12, 2014
  • Behind Closed Doors - Responding to Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Residence Halls --- 1-4p
August 15-16, 2014
  • Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health (PEPAH) Training  --- 12p-4p
  August 17, 2014 
  • HAVEN by EverFi - Online Sexual Misconduct Training Module is required to be complete by all students; first notices of the module went to all students on July 22, 2014.
  • Student Affairs Student Employee Training, LIP Auditorium, 8:30am-1:00p
  • Student Athlete Session, SHE 417, 6:00pm
  • Sexual Misconduct: What you need to know -- Student Employee Online Moodle Course for all student employees opens to provide basic information on reporting and student employee expectations regarding sexual harrassment, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Coming Soon!
August 19, 2014
  • Student Organization Leader Training --- Sexual Misconduct Policy -- 9p -- HIG Mountain Suites
August 26, 2014
  • New Student Leader Training -- 9p -- Mountain Suites HIG -- Title IX
August 27, 2014
  • Non-Violent Sexuality and CONSENT Defined -- Bob Hall, Presenter -- 8p-10p -- HIG Grotto
 September 2014
  • September 5: HALT BS - Sexual Misconduct 101: Quad 11a-1p; Open format sponsored by Health and Counseling
  • September 9: BARK - 12:30-1:30p; Bystander Intervention Training; HIG 104
  • September 9: Greek LIfe - 4:30p; 360 Degrees; Sexual Misconduct 101; HIG 235
  • September 11: BARK - 12:30-1:30p; Bystander Intervention Training; HIG 104
  • September 17: GLBTQIA Communities and Sexual Violence; Presented by OurVoice; 7-8:30p HIG 104
  • September 20: Parents Title IX Know How; Jay Cutspec; Back to Class Sessions 9a & 10a; KAR 038
  • September 22: 1:4 Sexual Misconduct Program for Women; HIG 104; 9p-10p
  • September 24: Hall Council Meetings - Reporting Refresher - CD's in each residence hall - 9p
  • September 25: 1:10 Sexual Misconduct Program for Men; HIG 104; 9p-10p
  • September 30: Consent Defined: Consent, Alcohol, and Drugs; HIG 104; 9p

 October Training Plan Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last edited by jmoffitt@unca.edu on September 1, 2014