NCSSM Title IX

The North Carolina School of Science and Math is committed to upholding Title IX policies and procedures. The Dear Colleague letters provide a framework for preventing and addressing sexual discrimination on campuses. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is a form of sexual discrimination.

Title IX requires schools to take steps to prevent and remedy two forms of sex-based discrimination:

  • Sexual harassment and sexual violence, which is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other non-consensual verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence, which is non-consensual physical conduct of a sexual nature, is a form of sexual harassment. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.
  • Gender-based harassment, which is unwelcome conduct based on a person’s sex, including harassing conduct based on a person’s actual or perceived gender expression, gender identity, transgender status, gender transition, or nonconformity with sex stereotypes.

Questions and concerns about Title IX at NCSSM can be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Jennifer Ashe at ashe@ncssm.edu.