Title IX

Title IX Reporting and Procedures During COVID-19

Title IX reports will continue as indicated in the Title IX brochure.  Click here for options in reporting

During COVID-19, Title IX procedures may be modified from face-to-face meetings to include the following: teleconferences, email communication and/or virtual meetings.

What is Title IX
Title IX is a federal law that protects all students, employees, vendors, visitors and volunteers of Coastal Carolina Community College from sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment. “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.” Coastal Carolina Community College is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment that is conducive to academic excellence and personal growth. All CCCC students, faculty, staff, administrators, counselors and visitors must comply with Title IX.

What qualifies as sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment refers to behavior of a sexual nature that is not welcome, is personally offensive, debilitates morale or interferes with the work performance or academic performance and effectiveness of its victims.

What happens when harassment or sexual misconduct is reported?
The Title IX Coordinator or designee will meet with the reporting party to discuss the Title IX concern (subject to confidentiality requests except in limited cases). Coastal Carolina Community College is committed to a prompt, fair and equitable investigation.

For more details on the process:
Students should refer to the college catalog and security handbook. Employees should refer to the appropriate Faculty/Staff handbook.

Retaliation is Prohibited
Retaliation against any reporting party or anyone who participates in an investigation is strictly prohibited by college policy and by law. Individuals are encouraged to report any retaliatory action taken by college employees, responding party and/or other students. If retaliation occurs, Coastal Carolina Community College will take appropriate action.

NOTE: Conduct prohibited by Title IX may also implicate other state or federal laws. Making a complaint to the Title IX Coordinator does not replace the complainant’s right to pursue other options or remedies under the law, nor does it satisfy any timeliness requirements for asserting a claim under state or federal law.

How to report Title IX violations on campus?
All CCCC community members with knowledge of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment/violence should contact any of the following: Dr. Annette Harpine Title IX Coordinator/ Vice President for Administrative Support Services 910.938.6788 harpinea@coastalcarolina.edu Campus Security 910.938.6290 Division of Student Services 910.938.6245

Community Resources
The following agencies have extensive experience investigating and/or providing resources concerning sexual misconduct and sexual violence.

Jacksonville Department of Public Safety (910) 455-1472 or
911 in case of an emergency

Onslow County Sheriff Department (910) 455-3113
Onslow County Health Department (910) 347-2154
Onslow Memorial Hospital (910) 577-2345
Onslow County Women’s Center, Inc. (910) 347-4000
MCAS New River Counseling Center (910) 449-6110
CLNC Counseling Center (910) 451-2864