Responsible Employees

At N.C. A&T, all university employees are "Responsible Employees" with the exception of those employees who are authorized or required by law to keep information confidential by virtue of their role. Responsible Employees have a duty to report incidents of sexual violence or misconduct to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or other designated University official. 

While most employees are responsible for reporting, students are not. However, students are encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct so that the university is aware of the incident and can take the appropriate actions needed to end the harassment, remedy the effects, and prevent reoccurrence of the incident.

1. Report information immediately:

  • N.C. A&T is “on notice” once sexual misconduct has been reported to you. As a Responsible Employee, you are expected to report to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours of receiving the report.

2. Report all information to Title IX Coordinator:

  • Name of victim and/or reporting party.
  • Name of alleged assailant(s) (if known).
  • Date, time, and location of incident.
  • Any details regarding the incident.
  • You are not to investigate what has been reported to you. An investigation is handled through the Title IX Coordinator.

3. Ask the victim if he/she would like to contact University Police or Greensboro Police to make a report, even if there are no imminent threats to safety. Victims have a right to pursue a criminal complaint with the police and/or a formal complaint through the university. However, making a report to either does not obligate the victim to file a complaint.

  • Ask the victim if he/she wants to visit the Student Health Center and if they have any evidence to not destroy it.

Remain calm and be prepared for a range of responses.

  • Know your campus resources and services. (Refer to the Title IX Website for resources and services.)
  • Do not make judgment values about someone’s life or experiences.
  • Do not ask insensitive questions.
  • Do not start your own investigation.

Following a report or complaint of sexual misconduct, the university will:

  • Inform the alleged victim of the option to request confidentiality and available confidential advocacy, counseling, or other support services, including confidential resources; reporting options and the applicable processes; and the importance of preserving evidence and seeking medical attention.
  • Facilitate interim measures, when applicable.
  • Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. If the university determines that sexual violence created a hostile environment, the university will take appropriate steps to address the situation, regardless of whether the alleged victim, the alleged victim's parent or a third party files a formal complaint.

Interim measures are remedial accommodations to ensure the safety of all individuals involved and the fairness of the complaint process. These accommodations can include "no contact" orders, changes to on-campus housing, changes to class or activity schedules and, in some cases, interim suspension.

Inform the victim of your obligation to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, including the details of the incident (with names). Inform the victim that you will not share information with anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator and those responsible for addressing the incident unless the victim requests that you share the information. Inform the victim that the Title IX Coordinator will contact him/her about the report and confidentiality. Inform the victim of the availability of confidential counseling and support services on campus or in the community.

There is no time limit for making a report. However, the university encourages Responsible Employees to report an incident within 24 hours or as soon as possible to maximize the university’s ability to respond promptly and effectively.

Yes, if a student reports sexual misconduct/harassment by an employee, N.C. A&T must take action. Based on the report, the university will notify the student of options and resources available for support. The employee will be notified of the complaint and an investigation will be conducted. Based on the findings of the investigation, appropriate disciplinary sanctions may or may not be taken.

Yes, if an employee reports sexual misconduct against a student or other employees, the university must take action to investigate. Based on the findings of the investigation, appropriate disciplinary actions may or may not be issued. Student conduct violations are managed by the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Title IX staff is trained to work intentionally to create a compassionate, sensitive environment to address the issues; offer an unbiased and transparent system for gathering facts, and connect all community members with appropriate support and resources.

The Title IX staff is trained to work intentionally to create a compassionate, sensitive environment to address the issues; offer an unbiased and transparent system for gathering facts, and connect all community members with appropriate support and resources.

Below are some resources that you may find helpful as a Responsible Employee if a student reports a Title IX incident to you:

The Title IX Coordinator will gather more information, help the victim locate support services, implement protective measures, and explain the victim’s options for filing a complaint or not filing a complaint. As a Responsible Employee, you can offer to arrange an appointment for the victim with the Title IX Coordinator.

If a victim experiences retaliation for reporting, he or she should contact the Title IX Coordinator. Retaliation is against the law.