How to File a Complaint:
To file a complaint with the Title IX Office for an incident involving relationship violence, sexual misconduct (including gender or sex based harassment), and stalking please refer to the online incident report form and include as much information as you possibly can. Complaints can also be filed with the Title IX Office by emailing email@example.com. You may also call our office to report at 704-687-6130.
Here are some basic definitions of the people associated with Filing a Complaint:
Complainant/Reporter – The accusing student, plaintiff or “victim,” although it is usually best to avoid the last two terms, as they can cause perceptions of blame versus innocence and are more suitable for the criminal justice system. The best definition for this person would be Complainant.
Respondent – The accused student, defendant or alleged perpetrator. Although the DCL of 2011 uses the latter term, higher education attorneys recommend the word “respondent” instead to avoid confusion with the terms used in criminal system proceedings.
Title IX Investigator - The University has designated a specially trained employee to investigate complaints of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Title IX Coordinator– The University has designated a specially trained employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the law.
Below are the responsibilities of the UNC Charlotte Title IX Coordinator:
- Oversee the University's response to Title IX reports and complaints.
- Identify and address any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints.
- Investigate, when appropriate, complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
- Ensuring a prompt, thorough, and equitable investigative process for everyone involved.
- Training the campus community of prohibitions of Title IX, protections of Title IX, and reporting requirements.