Title IX Policy
The Office of Title IX in the Division of Student Affairs 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. This law prohibits discrimination in academics, admissions, athletics, employment, financial aid, housing, and other education programs or activities based on sex. Sex discrimination also includes sexual harassment (i.e. unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature) and sexual assault. Any individual who believes that they have experienced sex discrimination should immediately consult with the University Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator for assistance. Contact information for these individuals can be found below and on the attached Title IX informational flyer.
Complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may be filed by completing the Title IX grievance form and forwarding it to Ms. Lucretia Banks, Interim Title IX Coordinator. It can also be filled out electronically. Complainants are encouraged to report alleged incidents 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. A complainant may withdraw a complaint at any time in writing to the Office of Title IX.
To the extent possible, the University will keep the complaint and investigation confidential. In some situations, the University may not be able to provide information about the nature of sanctions assessed, if any, due to privacy rights.
Retaliation, or engaging in an adverse action against a person who has filed a Title IX complaint, is expressly prohibited. Any individual within the university community who engages in retaliation shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Victims of rape or sexual assault should immediately report these incidents to the Office of Title IX located in C. W. Griffin Hall Room 130 or via telephone at 252-335-3907, 252-368-6406 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact University Police at 252-335-3266.
Professional counseling services are also available as needed through the University's Counseling Center at 252-335-3267, ComPsych (ECSU's Employee Assistance Program Provider) at 866-511-3365 and the Albemarle Hopeline at 252-338-3011. The Albemarle Hopeline telephone service is available 24 hours per day.
You can find a grievance form to file a Title IX complaint here.