Title IX and Sexual Discrimination

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from the participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program and activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance." (20 U.S.C §1681)"

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Johnston Community College (JCC) is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment. In compliance with federal law, Johnston Community College has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

These guidelines apply to all members of the JCC community (students, faculty, and staff) as well as contractors and visitors. Individuals who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline up to and including discharge, suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate sanction.

Individuals who have experienced, witnessed, or know of sexual harassment or misconduct are strongly encouraged to report the incident to the College for assistance and investigation.

Once reported, the college will ensure the following:

  • Victims shall be informed of their options for notifying law enforcement. Contact Campus Security at (919) 209-2111.
  • Accuser and accused will have the same opportunity to present evidence.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceedings. Contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services at (919) 209-2048 or Human Resources at (919) 209-2025.
  • Victims shall be notified of options for changing academic arrangements. Contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services at (919) 209-2048.
  • Victims shall be notified of counseling services. Contact Counseling at (919) 209-2128 and/or Harbor of Johnston County at (919) 938-3566 or (919) 631-5478 (crisis line).

FILING A COMPLAINT

Against Another Student:

In addition to or in lieu of filing a criminal complaint, a student who feels he/she have been a victim of sexual misconduct or harassment, has the right to file a Title IX complaint with the college even if police conclude they do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation.

A complaint of sexual misconduct or harassment against another student may be filed with the Office of the Vice President of Student Services and will be handled in accordance with the College's student disciplinary proceedings which are outlined in the College Catalog. Students may be suspended or expelled as a penalty for sexual misconduct.

Against a College Employee:

A complaint of sexual misconduct or harassment against a college employee or other non-student should be filed with the Human Resources Director and will be handled in accordance with College procedure.

Filing a Criminal Complaint:

Victims of sexual misconduct or assault have the right to file a criminal complaint by contacting JCC Campus Security at (919) 209-2111. Victims may file a criminal complaint before, during, or after the college's investigation of sexual misconduct or assault.

NOTE: No student or employee shall be subject to any form of reprisal or retaliation for having made a good faith complaint or for participating in an investigation of such complaint. Appropriate steps will be taken to protect students and employees from retaliation.

Contact Information:

Title IX Coordinator

Bernadette Carter Dove
Human Resources Director
Wilson Building C1023
(919) 209-2025
bjcarterdove@johnstoncc.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
(for students)

Pam Harrell
Vice President of Student Services
Wilson Building C1045D
(919) 209-2048
pjharrell@johnstoncc.edu