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NCCU Title IX Policy Statement

It is the policy of North Carolina Central University to prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression and sexual orientation in regard to the administration of education programs, admission of students, employment actions, athletics or other sponsored activities.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University’s educational programs and activities.

Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims sex discrimination.

It is the policy of the University to provide educational, preventative and training programs regarding sexual or gender based harassment and discrimination; to encourage reporting incidents; to prevent incidents of sexual and gender based harassment and discrimination; from denying or limiting an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs; to make available timely services for those who have been affected by discrimination; and to provide prompt and equitable methods of investigation and resolution to stop discrimination, remedy any harm, and prevent its recurrence. Violations of this Policy may result in the imposition of sanctions up to, and including, termination, dismissal, or expulsion, as determined by the appropriate administrators at the University.

Related Link: NCCU Pol 80.07.1 - Sexual Misconduct Policy

For information or if any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of Title IX and other applicable laws, or who has witnessed discrimination against another is encouraged to file a complaint with Ms. Ann Penn, Interim Director of EEO and Employee Relations, who serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator at 919-530-6681 or email at aepenn@nccu.edu or TitleIX@nccu.edu. Title IX complaints may be submitted electronically using the Title IX Reporting Form.

The Title IX Coordinator has appointed the following Deputy Title IX Coordinators to receive complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against students and employees:

Deputy Title IX Coordinator


Phone Number

Email Address

Ms. Daphine Richardson

EEO and Employee Relations Consultant

(919) 530-6920


Dr. Ruth Gilliam Phillips

Executive Director, Student Health Center

(919) 530-7908


Ms. Sidney Rice

Residential Life Area Coordinator (Ruffin Hall)

(919) 530-6527


Mr. Ferreli McGilvary

Director, New Student & Family Programs

919) 530-6336 


Ms. Jashell Mitchell

Assistant Athletic Director

(919) 530-5431 


Ms. Tiffany Tuma

Coordinator, Student Conduct and Community Standards

(919) 530-5287


Mr. Darrien Jerman

Fraternity/Sorority Life Coordinator

(919) 530-6316


Dr. Michelle Mayo

Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Research

(919) 530-7149


The Deputy Title IX Coordinators will communicate and consult regularly and work collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator who has ultimate responsibility for compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

An employee or student may always file a complaint with: U.S. Department of Education for Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

For additional resources regarding Title IX, please visit the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct legal FAQ.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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