Title IX and Gender Equity

Protecting our campus community from discrimination

Consistent with federal law and its own Christian mission, Chowan University does not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
– Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

What is
Title IX?

  • A federal law intended to end gender and sex discrimination in all areas of education.  Prohibits discrimination based on any gender bias.
  • Applies to all institutions receiving any federal funding (public & private)
  • Covers all educational activities and applies to all members of the academic community
  • “Educational activities” include activities both inside and outside the classroom, including student activities, clubs, and organization

Reportable Offenses Include…

  • Discrimination on the basis of sex
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape
  • Relationship Violence
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Unwelcomed Sexual Contact
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title ix forms

The Title IX Complaint Form is can be submitted electronically here, or printed and submitted here

 Do not use this form to report events presenting an immediate threat. If you require emergency assistance, please contact Public Safety at 252-398-1234 or call 911.

This form is designed to provide Chowan University students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a method to report specific information related to an alleged incident(s) of discrimination, harassment (including sexual misconduct), or retaliation. To file this form, please complete and email, mail, or bring it to the office listed above.  If you are unable for any reason to complete this form and would like to make a verbal complaint or send a complaint via email, please use the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information listed above. The University treats all information with sensitivity and discretion. However, the University has an obligation to assess all reports of sexual misconduct, and doing so may require the dissemination of some information. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions regarding the process for filing or investigation of complaints.


In an emergency, always call 911 first.


Chowan University employees should report any information regarding violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy to the Title IX Coordinator.

The below Chowan employee, listed below, may act as confidential resources and will not make a report to the Title IX Coordinator unless specifically requested to do so by the complainant or as required by law:

         Rev. Mari Wiles, Minister to the University
         Hawks Nest
         252-398-6268 | wilesm@chowan.edu


 Title IX Information

The following are other campus resources who are required to report any information regarding violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy to the Title IX Coordinator.

Public Safety
Penny Hall

Joy Taylor, Campus Nurse
Penny Hall


ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital
500 South Academy Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Roanoke-Chowan Service for Abused Families with Emergencies (S.A.F.E.)
P.O. Box 98
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Murfreesboro Police Department
115 East Broad Street
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Murfreesboro Primary Care
3015 Beachwood Boulevard
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

 The following Not for Profit agencies provide a range of resources for people in need:

Albemarle Hopeline
P.O. Box 2064
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

The Genieve Shelter
157 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
1-800-969-HOPE (hotline)

HER Shelter
P.O. Box 2187
Portsmouth, VA 23702
757-485-3384 (hotline)

LGBT Center of Hampton Roads 
247 West 25th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

 State and National

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
3710 University Drive, Suite 140
Durham, NC 27707

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
811 Spring Forest Road, Suite 900
Raleigh, NC 27609

 National Domestic Violence Hotline

 Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

1 in 6: Support for Men

 Love Is Respect: Empowering Young People in Abusive Relationships

If there are concerns that the University has not handled Title IX issues appropriately, questions may be directed to:

United States Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202