Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. More than just legislation that ensures gender equity in sports, Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, as a form of sex discrimination.

Louisburg College is committed to providing a safe living, learning, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Louisburg College believes that all people should be treated with respect and dignity and that we are all accountable for our actions. As such, Louisburg College does not tolerate sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct may include but is not limited to sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, sexual coercion, dating and relationship violence, and stalking. All acts of sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited by Title IX and College policy.

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Title IX Coordinator 

Each campus is required to designate a Title IX Coordinator to handle Title IX concerns, including informal and formal complaints. Any complaint or report of an actual or potential Title IX issue should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. Louisburg's Title IX Coordinator is:
Title IX Coordinator Ron Shidemantle
Dean of Students - 105 Davis Hall
(919) 497-3247
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Life Benjamin Slate
Assistant Professor of Theatre - Norris Theatre
(919) 497-3324 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Human Resources Terry Wright
Director of Human Resources - Davis 204
(919) 497-3294

Confidential Resources

While all persons receiving a report of sexual misconduct understand the desire to keep information confidential, maintaining confidentiality is not always possible. The only Offices at Louisburg College permitted to guarantee confidentiality are:

Joel Porter Counseling Center (919) 497-3205
College Chaplain (919) 497-3231
Campus Health Clinic (919) 497-1399

The above offices may be consulted at any time, including prior to making an official report to the College or law enforcement officials. To the extent possible, the College will respect an individual’s request for confidentiality; however, the request for confidentiality will be weighed against the College’s obligation to act on information it has received in order to provide a safe campus environment.