Nearly 20% of women, and 6% of men, are sexually assaulted while in college and most often by someone they know. Most offenders use alcohol as the weapon of choice against their victims. No physical force or injuries are usually reported.
Department of Education - Office of Civil Rights
To report an incident of Sexual Misconduct please choose one of the following reporting options:
For additional information on sexual misconduct please see the information below.
The University is committed to taking appropriate action to address incidents of Sexual Misconduct and to ensure a safe and non-hostile environment for all students. The University strongly encourages all students to report incidents of sexual misconduct. By reporting incidents, students help to create a campus community that promotes the safety and well-being of all students.
While students are encouraged to report incidents of Sexual Misconduct through the online reporting system, to our Title IX coordinator and/or to Police & Public Safety's Anonymous Crime Reporting website, students may report a Sexual Misconduct incident to any member of the UNC Charlotte faculty or staff including Housing and Residence Life staff. Reports made directly to the counselors and doctors at the Student Health center, and the UNC Charlotte Counseling Center are protected by confidentiality laws and will not be shared beyond that meeting unless threat to health or safety is imminent. All other reports, including those to UNC Charlotte Police, faculty, staff, coaches, First Responders, and Housing and Residence Life student staff members, will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for assessment and will be reported to Police & Public Safety for Clery Act statistical reporting purposes.
To the extent possible, the University will respect a student's request to remain anonymous and to keep the detail of the report confidential. However, the request for confidentiality will be weighed against the University's obligation to act on information it has received in order to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.
Title IX Coordinator – Dawn Floyd
Dean of Students Office
Police & Public Safety
“The University is committed to ensuring an environment for all employees and students that is fair, humane, and respectful. Behaviors that inappropriately assert sexuality as relevant to employee or student performance will not be tolerated, as they are violations of both law and University policy. This policy provides the definition of sexual harassment and sets forth employee and student responsibilities for creating and maintaining an environment free of sexual harassment. The University has established an Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and the Sexual Harassment Education and Awareness Program. This policy also includes detailed grievance procedures for filing complaints of sexual harassment.”
The bullet points below provide a brief look at the UNC Charlotte Sexual Misconduct policy:
Committing sexual acts without consent
(Intercourse, oral sex)
Committing sexual contact without consent
(Touching intimate parts)
Committing sexual exhibitionism
(Public sex or exposing one's intimate parts)
Committing sexual exploitation
(Recording, photographing, prostituting)
Committing sexual harassment
(Persistent and/or pervasive)
“clear, knowing, and voluntary approval given by words or demonstrated actions to engage in sexual activity (e.g., Sexual Act or Sexual Contact, or Sexual Exhibitionism). This decision must be made freely and actively by all participants. Silence or lack of resistance does not imply consent. A previous relationship or prior participation in a sexual activity between the parties does not indicate current Consent.”
“Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply Consent to other forms of sexual activities. Consent has not been obtained in situations where someone:
- is forced, threatened, pressured, intimidated, manipulated, or has reasonable fear that he/she or another will be injured if he/she does not submit to or engage in the sexual activity;
- is unable to give Consent or is prevented from resisting due to sleep, involuntary physical restraint, unconsciousness, or the influence of drugs or alcohol; or
- has a mental or physical disability that inhibits his or her ability to give Consent.”
The University is committed to providing maximum support for all students who have experienced sexual misconduct and strongly encourages students to report any incident. All University services are available to survivors of Sexual Misconduct regardless of whether or not a student intends to file a formal complaint. Resources for students include:
UNC Charlotte Police & Public Safety ................ 704-687-2200
Dean of Students Office..................................... 704-687-0345
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Services ..........704-687-8622
UNC Charlotte Counseling Center........................704-687-0311
Victim Assistance .............................................704-336-4126 (off campus)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.............704-892-5131 (off campus)
Please visit the Interpersonal Violence website for additional resources
As a recipient of federal funds, the University complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Sexual Misconduct, as defined in these Regulations, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
The University is committed to fostering an environment that promotes prompt reporting of all types of Sexual Misconduct, a timely response to complaints, and an equitable conduct process. Most cases of alleged Sexual Misconduct will be resolved within sixty (60) days. Sexual Misconduct violates University policy and federal civil rights law and may also be subject to criminal prosecution.
The University has designated a specially trained employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the law, including the investigation of the complaints. Below are the responsibilities of the UNC Charlotte Title IX Coordinator:
- Design, oversight, distribution, and implementation of Title IX policies;
- Development and implementation of institution-wide educational programs, including Title IX training;
- Oversight of all Title IX complaints, including:
- Grievance initiation
- Interim measures (if necessary)
- Grievance processing
- Documentation and notice
- Non-retaliation provisions