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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
  • stalking
  • 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.