Know Your IX

1. Title IX is not just about sports.

Title IX is part of the 1972 Education Amendments, a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX also includes discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. Title IX addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence.

2. Title IX does not apply to female students only.

Title IX protects ANY person from sex-based discrimination. Female, male, and gender non-conforming students, faculty, and staff are protected from any sex-based discrimination, harassment, or violence.

3. Title IX is not just for students.

Title IX protects all students, faculty, and staff from sex-based discrimination. This includes student to student acts, faculty and staff to student, student to faculty or staff, and staff or faculty towards either staff or faculty.

Third-parties who are not a member of Campbell University are also protected under Title IX. A third party may report or file a complaint concerning a violation of Campbell University Title IX policies, committed by a member of the university community. A third party may also be permanently barred from the university or subject to other restrictions for failing to comply with Campbell University Title IX policies.

4. Silence does not mean consent.

Consent is the explicit approval and permission to engage in sexual activity demonstrated by clear actions, words, or writings. Consent is asking every time, and consent can be withdrawn at any time. Consent to some form of sexual activity cannot be automatically taken as consent to any other form of sexual activity.

Consent is informed, freely given, and mutually understood by all parties involved.

5. Title IX includes more than sexual assault and rape.

Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence.

6. Campbell will be proactive in ensuring that our campus is free of sex discrimination.

Under Title IX schools must take immediate steps to address any sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence on campus to prevent it from affecting students further.

At Campbell if we know or reasonably should know about discrimination, harassment, or violence that is creating a “hostile environment” for any student, staff, or faculty member, the Title IX office will act to eliminate it, remedy the harm caused, and prevent its recurrence.

Campbell will not discourage survivors from continuing their education, such as telling them to “take time off” or forcing them to quit a team, club, or class. You have the right to remain on campus and have every educational program and opportunity available to you.

7. Campbell has established procedures for handling complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence.

The Title IX Coordinator manages Title IX complaints. If you decide to file a complaint, Campbell will promptly investigate it regardless of whether you report to the police.

A school may not wait for the conclusion of a criminal proceeding and should conclude its own investigation within a semester’s time (the 2011 Office for Civil Rights Title IX guidance proposes 60 days as an appropriate time-frame). Campbell uses “preponderance of the evidence” (more likely than not) standard to determine the outcome of a complaint and if a Title IX violation occurred. Both parties will be notified in writing of the outcome and both have the right to appeal the decision.

8. Campbell prohibits retaliation.

Campbell University strictly prohibits retaliation against any individual for reporting or being involved in the process of responding to, investigating, or addressing allegations under Title IX.

9. Title IX is not just for victims.

We can all prevent sexual assault. It’s on us, as a Campbell family, to

  • recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault
  • identify situations in which sexual assault may occur
  • intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given
  • create an environment at Campbell University where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported

Visit our “It’s on Us” page for more information on how to be involved at Campbell with Title IX and Sexual Assault Awareness Week.