Any student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor to the campus who has experienced, witnessed, or has knowledge of gender-based harassment and/or discrimination, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or other sexual offense should report the incident immediately to the Title IX coordinator, the deputy Title IX coordinators, campus police, director of student conduct, or the CARE Team as soon as possible.
UNCP employees designated as “Responsible Employees” have a duty to report any knowledge or information regarding an alleged sexual misconduct violation and must promptly contact the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators. All Responsible Employees are named by title on this Title IX website. The Responsible Employee, and all others, should use the Sexual Misconduct Reporting form to file a complaint with the Title IX coordinator. Complaints may also be filed in person or by phone (910-521-6281).
Sexual misconduct violations may also be reported to campus police (910-521-6235); however, victims of sexual misconduct have the right to file or not file a report with campus law enforcement. If the incident occurred outside the jurisdiction of the university police, they will assist in reporting it to the proper authorities, e.g., the Pembroke Police Department or the Robeson County Sheriff's Department, depending on where the incident occurred. Campus law enforcement will also assist in notifying the police of another municipality or county if the incident occurred within another township, city, or county. Sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, or other sexual violence violations may also be reported to the Robeson County Rape Crisis Center (910-739-6278).
The welfare of students in our community is of paramount importance. As such, the university encourages all students, faculty, and staff to offer help and assistance to others in need. Sometimes, survivors and witnesses/bystanders are hesitant to report to university officials because they fear they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the best interests of the campus community that as many survivors and witnesses/bystanders as possible choose to report to university officials. To encourage reporting, the university pursues a policy of offering survivors and witnesses/bystanders limited immunity from being charged for certain policy violations related to the sexual misconduct incident. While policy violations cannot be completely overlooked, the university will provide educational options, rather than punishment, to those who offer their assistance to others in need.