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Sexual Assault

2.K – Sexual Assault Policy

Vance-Granville Community College actively promotes a campus environment that maintains the dignity of all members of the campus community. To maintain this dignity, Vance-Granville Community College will not tolerate any form of sexual assault.

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Section 485 (f) (1) (F) of 20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) (1) (Public Law 101-542) requires that institutions of higher education collect information with respect to sexual assault on campus and beginning in September 1993, to include such information in an annual security report. The Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102-325) provide further that as part of the Annual Security Report the College shall include, develop and distribute statement of policy regarding the College’s sexual assault programs and the procedures to be followed if a sex offense occurs.

Members of the campus community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension and expulsion from the College or termination of employment. This policy will be enforced using College disciplinary procedures, in cooperation with local law enforcement as applicable.

Violations of this policy shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Any form of nonconsensual sexual intercourse, committed by physical force, coercion, threat, or intimidation, actual or implied, by a person(s) known or unknown to the victim.
  2. Any actual or attempted nonconsensual sexual activity by a person(s), known or unknown to the victim, defined as, but not limited to, sexual intercourse or sexual touching committed with or without physical force, coercion, threat or intimidation; exhibitionism; or sexual language of a threatening nature. Nonconsensual sexual activity shall include, but not limited to, situations where the victim is unable to consent because s/he is physically helpless, or is mentally incapacitated due to drug or alcohol consumption or is unconscious, regardless of whether or not the consumption was with the victim’s consent.

Reporting and taking action in response to a sexual assault against a student or employee will be limited to incidents occurring on campus, off-campus at College-leased or owned facilities, when attending College-sponsored activities or any activities (including participation in field experiences, internships, athletic and cultural events) which are initiated, authorized or supervised by Vance-Granville Community College, even off-campus or when representing the College.

Students who are victims of sexual assault are encouraged to file a complaint with the Dean of Student Retention & Success or Campus Police as soon as possible after the alleged incident. Additionally, victims are encouraged to report the incident to local law enforcement.

All complaints of sexual assault will be reported to the office of the Magistrate.

Education and Awareness

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, effective October 28, 2002, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. Registered sex offenders must provide notice, as required under state law, to each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.

The state of North Carolina Department of Justice provides a Sex Offender Registry Search at the following website:

Education will be provided through appropriate programs and education booklets, which may include:

  1. Orientation programs
  2. Professional development/employee training
  3. Student and Employee Handbooks, Catalogs and related Administrative Policy Manuals
  4. Campus Media
  5. Seminars, workshops, pamphlets, and posters addressing specific issues, such as sexual assault, acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, self-protection for men and women and crime reporting.

(approved July 16, 2018)