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College Students’ Rights
In accordance with federal guidance, all colleges and universities, both public and private, that receive federal funds are required to:
- Provide prevention education programs to all incoming students and new employees, along with ongoing primary prevention and awareness programs for current students and employees.
- Address victims’/survivors’ rights and resources for assistance. The response to victims/survivors needs to be timely, appropriate, sensitive, and respectful.
- Specify their institution’s conduct proceedings, including investigation and adjudication protocols.
- Develop clear and comprehensive policies related to IPV, sexual violence and stalking.
- Adequately address victims’/survivors’ privacy concerns and clearly outline the school’s reporting policies.
If you want to learn more about your rights as a student, or if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or [email protected] If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so here.
Resources on Students’ Rights
ModelCampus: Title IX Action Guide (NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2017)
NCCADV created this guide to assist campuses in preventing and addressing intimate partner violence on campuses in a trauma-informed and federally compliant manner. This guide covers the following IPV-related topics:
- Prevention and education
- Support services
- Reporting and privacy concerns
- Investigation and adjudication
- Policy development
Guidance and Model Policy Documents (NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2015)
NCCADV has created guidance to help colleges as they develop policies and programs for:
- domestic/intimate partner violence
- sexual violence
If you are interested in further information on how NCCADV can assist campuses in preventing and responding to intimate partner violence, contact Carolina Alzuru, Director of Training.