"We take all allegations of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct very seriously."
- Office of the Title IX Coordinator at Wake Forest University
There are 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system. There are 18 private liberal arts colleges. And there are 58 other private colleges and universities throughout North Carolina. The one thing in common is that most, if not all, receive some amount of federal funding.
Schools do not want to lose their funding or risk negative press.
Like federal funding for state highways, which the federal government dangles as a means to force states to set uniform speed limits, Title IX dangles education funds as a means to force schools to comply with the law.
If schools fail to take steps to prevent sex discrimination as defined under Title IX, which includes sexual violence and other misconduct, schools risk federal funding and other consequences.
- Needless to say, most colleges and universities today are more than willing to investigate, discipline and punish any student accused of misconduct, even if the evidence does not support punishment.
Links to Example Sexual Misconduct Policies
No matter what school you attend in North Carolina, if your school receives federal funding, you can expect to find a policy or code of conduct on the Title IX Coordinator (who investigates complaints), the definition of consent to sexual activity, a description of sexual misconduct and sexual violence, and the procedure for a Title IX investigation.
Universities in North Carolina
Our firm has the experience and capacity to represent students facing Title IX allegations, including students at any of our State's public universities:
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- North Carolina State University at Raleigh
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Appalachian State University
- East Carolina University
- Elizabeth City State University
- Fayetteville State University
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- North Carolina Central University
- University of North Carolina School of the Arts
- University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- Western Carolina University
- Winston-Salem State University
Private North Carolina Schools
Even though students at private universities in NC are not necessarily entitled to representation by an attorney during disciplinary proceedings under N.C.G.S. § 116-40.11, we can still help students facing sexual misconduct allegations at our State's private universities, including students at:
- Belmont Abbey College
- Brevard College
- Campbell University
- Catawba College
- Davidson College
- Duke University
- Elon University
- Gardner-Webb University
- Greensboro College
- Guilford College
- High Point University
- Lees-McRae College
- Lenoir-Rhyne College
- Mars Hill College
- Shaw University
- Wake Forest University
- William Peace University
- Wingate University
Our Goal in On Campus Sexual Assault Cases
When we have a client accused of sexual misconduct in a university setting, our goals are always (1) to avoid criminal charges and prosecution for the client, and (2) to keep our client on track to finish his or her degree on time.
Contact Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Schools generally claim that they "equitably" handle Title IX investigations to protect the rights of both the accuser and the accused. But if you are the one who has been accused, you are at a severe disadvantage.
In Title IX cases, you will not get your day in court. Your guilt need not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. You may simply be expelled or suspended and branded as a "sex offender," even if you are never charged with a crime.
Simply put, Title IX accusations will have a life-changing impact on your future, from your education to job prospects. If you need help, call 866-630-2389 for a free consultation. We are based in Raleigh and defend students throughout North Carolina.
North Carolina vs. O.S.
Charge: First Degree Forcible Rape and First Degree Kidnapping
Facing: 26 - 33 years in prison
Case involved allegations of forcible rape at gun point. We were able to gather evidence to attack the accuser's credibility and discredit her story. The prosecution dismissed the charges.