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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, mandates that no person shall be excluded from participation in or discriminated against on the basis of sex in programs or activities at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Acts of sexual violence, harassment and/or misconduct are forms of sex discrimination. Sexual discrimination is prohibited by Title IX. A&T takes such matters seriously and will investigate complaints of violations of sexual misconduct. People to contact about your concerns or complaints are listed below. Also, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights to enforce Title IX and ensure that institutions comply with Title IX.

"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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."

Legal citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulation at 34.C.F.R Part 106 (Title IX).

N.C. A&T does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 


Samuel Richardson
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

What Does Title IX mean to me?

Title IX is commonly referenced in three topic areas in higher education: athletics (gender equity across sports), STEM (gender equity across the science, engineering, technology and math) and sexual misconduct.

This website focuses on services, resources and education related to sexual misconduct at A&T. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and it includes sexual harassment, sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

If you are an A&T student, faculty or staff member and experience sexual misconduct, the University has a system of care and support to provide you with assistance. Filing a Title IX complaint is not the same as filing a police report. The Title IX complaint form is the best way for A&T to provide you with the services, resources and support available at the University. Presently, to file a complaint you may contact the Interim Title IX Coordinator. If you don’t want to file a complaint, A&T also offers confidential services to provide advice, guidance and support to you. Filing a complaint can still be an option later, but contacting the proper University resources as soon as possible is very important.

If you want to pursue criminal charges in a case of sexual misconduct, you may contact the University Police Department. They have officers trained in such matters.