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Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides protection to all members of the campus community against discrimination based on Sex. Central Carolina Community College is committed to upholding Title IX protections by providing an environment that is free from sex/gender-based misconduct in any form. To accomplish these commitments, the College has developed a strict Title IX policy, a strong Student Code of Conduct, and established a Title IX Coordinator and a Deputy Title IX Coordinator who enforces Title IX laws and regulations.
What types of misconduct/discrimination is included in Title IX?
Any misconduct that is sex/gender-based is prohibited under Title IX, and includes sexual/gender-based harassment, rape, sexual assault, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, domestic or dating violence, and stalking. For more information and definitions, please see the CCCC Title IX policy.
How do I report a Title IX violation?
You can report in person to the Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, to a faculty or staff member, or online. You can report a violation that has happened to someone else, or you can report a violation for yourself. The College prohibits Retaliation (any adverse action against a reporting party) against someone who reports a possible Title IX violation. False accusations are also prohibited.
Is my report confidential?
We understand the desire to keep information confidential, and will do everything we can to maintain confidentiality as allowed under law. However, full confidentiality is not always possible. If there is an immediate threat to the campus community, to other information that is required by law to be reported, the Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will act appropriately.
Even if a person does not wish to file a formal complaint with the college or with law enforcement, interim measures may be enacted to ensure their safety. These measures may include adjusting their class schedule, additional time to complete class, or other adjustments that will alleviate any barriers to education.
What happens when a report is made?
When there is a report of a possible Title IX violation, the Title IX Coordinator will act promptly to end the discrimination, provide remedies for the victim and the campus community, and put steps in place to prevent reoccurrence of the misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator will also provide outside resource information and assistance as appropriate to the situation.
Tips for assisting someone who has experienced sexual assault or violence
- If you are a CCCC employee, be sure to tell the person that you are required to report Title IX violations that occur on campus or that involve a student, faculty, or staff member
- Actively listen, provide nonjudgmental support, and do not ask questions that suggest blame or doubt
- Encourage the person to seek medical assistance as soon as possible, if needed
- Refer them to appropriate agencies and/or police
- Encourage them to speak to Security, Title IX Coordinator, or appropriate staff
- Use the online reporting form to alert the College about the incident
Your Title IX Coordinators
Heather Willett, Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Student Support Services
CCCC Lee Main Campus
Room 40, Hockaday Hall
Trinity Faucett, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Faculty & Staff)
Director of Human Resources
CCCC Lee Main Campus
Science Building, Human Resources
Where Can I Find Out More About Title IX
To review the complete Title Ix policy review the College's Policies and Procedures Manual.
Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT)
Central Carolina Community College has an established Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) to address any concerns with questionable, disturbing, confusing, or potentially threatening behavior from a student or applicant at the College. The BAT is committed to improving campus safety through an informed, proactive, and preventative approach to situations that pose (or may reasonably pose) a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community, while attempting to address the diverse psychosocial needs and concerns of students.
What type of behaviors warrant a referral to the BAT?
Any self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, erratic behavior that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the daily operations of the College and its activities, or behaviors that might compromise campus or personal safety should be referred. The College wants to be proactive in addressing a possible threat to the campus and providing assistance to a student in need if possible. Disruptive or threatening behaviors that have occurred and violate the Student Code of Conduct should continue to be dealt with in the established procedural manner. The BAT's role is to address potential issues BEFORE they become violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
What happens after I make a referral?
The BAT will review and assess the referral and make a decision regarding appropriate action. Additional information or documentation might be needed and will be requested. The assessment and recommendation, when completed, will be given to the Vice President of Student Services for possible administrative action, monitoring, or follow-up.