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Title IX Program

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The Division of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing and administering ECSU's Title IX Program. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects students, employees, and third parties (such as vendors, parents, etc.) from sex discrimination.

Complainants are encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment in a timely manner. The University is committed to implementing prompt and appropriate remedies to prevent sex discrimination and/or harassment along with its effects. An impartial investigation will be conducted and ECSU strives to complete this investigation within sixty (60) calendar days from receipt of the written complaint. At the conclusion of the investigation, ECSU will notify the complainant and respondent in writing of the findings The complainant and the respondent are both entitled to have others present during the disciplinary proceeding and the complainant may withdraw a complaint at any time in writing to the Title IX Coordinator. Upon a finding of sex offense against the complainant, the accused may be expelled or suspended from the University.

To the extent possible, the University will keep the complaint and investigation private. Retaliation, or engaging in an adverse action against a person who has filed a Title IX complaint, is strictly prohibited. Any individual within the university community who engages in retaliation shall be subject to disciplinary action. Upon request, Elizabeth City State University will make any reasonable change to a victim's academic, living, transportation, and/or working situation. If desired, University Police will assist the victim in contacting local law enforcement authorities. Students who have been subject to sexual assault, sexual violence or sexual harassment may request to withdraw from a semester or individual courses.

Any victim of a sexual assault should report these incidents to University Police immediately at 252-335-3481. Victims of sexual discrimination or sexual assault may also contact James Dockery, Title IX Coordinator by phone at (252) 335-3785 or by email at jcdockery@ecsu.edu. Mr. Dockery's office is located in the Marion Thorpe Building Suite 243. You may also contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481 or by visiting the OCR website which provides instructions for how to file a complaint at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.

Professional counseling services are also available on and off-campus, through the University's Counseling Center (252-335- 3273) ComPsych (ECSU's Employee Assistance Program Provider) (866-511-3365) and the Albemarle Hopeline (252-338-3011). The Albemarle Hopeline telephone service is available 24 hours a day. The Title IX webpage can be found at http://www.ecsu.edu/administration/hr/titleix.cfm.

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