Title IX Nondiscrimination

Title IX Grievance Policies and Materials

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights provides guidelines to ensure that schools take effective steps to respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence in accordance with the requirements of Title IX.

Title IX Violations of University Policy: HPU has adopted the following policies in order to address the unique environment of an academic community, the following definitions serve as potential charges or allegations for students, faculty, and staff.


Dating Violence

Domestic Violence

Forcible Fondling

Forcible Rape

Forcible Sodomy


Sexual Assault with an Object

Sexual Harassment


Statutory Rape


Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

VIOLATIONS OF THE HPU STUDENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY In addition to the forms of sexual harassment described above, which fall within the coverage of Title IX, High Point University additionally prohibits the following offenses as forms of discrimination outside of Title IX.

Interference with Procedures

Non-Consensual Viewing, Recording, and Dissemination

Sex/Gender-Based Harassment


The Guide and Handbooks below outline definitions of behavior that constitutes a violation of university policy, in addition to the grievance process procedures.

Staff Handbook (Title IX Grievance Procedures)

Faculty Handbook (Title IX Grievance Procedures)

Student Guide to Campus Life (Title IX Grievance Procedure)

To view all current materials for the 2020-21 academic year used to train the Title IX Coordinators, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, investigators, justices, hearing chairs, appellate decision-makers, and informal resolution process facilitators, please click the link provided