Investigations & Hearings

Investigators

UNCA faculty and staff who operate as investigators are trained and certified by the Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). These investigators are assigned by the Title IX Administrator to lead investigations to determine the facts in any sexual misconduct case and protect the rights of all those involved. Investigators are trained to conduct fair, impartial fact finding investigations and determine if any complaint and the facts surrounding the complaint meet the preponderance of evidence standard required by University Policy in accordance with Title IX guidelines.

Title IX Investigators

  • Dr. Jill Moffitt, Title IX Administrator
  • Melanie Fox, Citizenship Education
  • Blair Jenkins, Citizenship Education
  • Megan Pugh, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Training Sessions for Fall 2019

  • August 28
  • September 20
  • October 16
  • December 2

Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board

Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board (SMHB) members include faculty and staff members from across the university that are responsible for adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct which go before the board, including recommending sanctions. Students involved in a hearing board will be notified of the individuals serving in this capacity and may choose to have individuals removed on the grounds of bias and/or conflicts of interest. The board is specifically trained to hear these type of cases through the comprehension of competencies which include (but are not limited to) familiarity with basic rules of evidence regarding relevance, rights of the complainant, rights of the respondent, credibility and rape shield rules, they are thoroughly versed in an analytical approach in determining if a policy was violated, comprehension on questioning and deliberation techniques, understand Rape Trauma Syndrome and common rape myths, and sensitization to what the complainant and respondent are experiencing. These are all general competencies the board is expected to have in order to hear sexual misconduct cases.