If you have been sexually assaulted: please seek help, safety, and security.
- UNCA Health & Counseling Center (confidential): 828.251.6520 or after-hours at 1.888.267.3675
- Our VOICE 24 hour rape crisis hotline (confidential): 828.255.7576
- University Police: 828.251.6710
- Asheville Police Department: 911
About Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) states:
“No person in the United States, shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The University of North Carolina Asheville is committed to equality of educational experiences for students and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. UNC Asheville will not discriminate against students, applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation*, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions or privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment and the use of university facilities.
All members of the university community are expected to engage in conduct that contributes to the culture of integrity and honor upon which the University of North Carolina at Asheville is grounded. Acts of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking jeopardize the health and welfare of our campus community and the larger community as a whole and will not be tolerated. The university has established procedures for preventing and investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that are compliant with Title IX federal regulations.
Title IX Enforcement
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for educating the campus community through primary prevention and ongoing prevention programs, presentations and campaigns to keep UNCA students, staff and faculty educated, informed and safe. The Coordinator ensures that reports are addressed through University procedures and policies, and that the incident is resolved in a timely, fair and impartial manner. Reports are investigated based on the policies and procedures of the university where the safety and security of all faculty, staff, students, and guests, along with compliance with all applicable laws, is of the utmost importance.
For additional information, view the 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
Title IX Advisors
Advisors serve to support the student through the process and act as the party’s representative in a live hearing to ask questions to the opposing party. Advisors can also be of the student’s own choosing and advisors can be attorneys retained on behalf of the student at the student’s own expense to serve in this role. Advisors are required to complete the necessary information and submit these items to the Title IX Coordinator prior to any scheduled meeting or appointment with the student. Upon receipt of the necessary information, the Title IX Coordinator will meet with the advisors to ensure that they understand their role and responsibilities in the process.
The Title IX Coordinator can assign a non-attorney advisor to any student involved in the Title IX Process who is need of this assistance. The non-attorney advisors will serve to help the student navigate the process, help with remedies and resources that the student may need while navigating the process, and serve as the student representative for asking questions of the other party in a live hearing.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
If you wish to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office, University Police, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, The Office of Civil Rights, or another organization: