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Title IX and Student Services

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex of any person participating in any educational program or service which receives federal financial assistance.

“No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under an education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
20 U.S.C. § 1681

University Deputy Title IX
Coordinator for Students

In accordance with Title IX regulations, East Carolina University has designated Dr. Lathan E. Turner as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students. Dr. Turner is charged with monitoring and implementing compliance with these regulations for students. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance against students, may be direct to him.

If you are a student who believes you have been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by another student or (2) any other form of sex discrimination against students under Title IX, you may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in The Dean of Students Office

You can also submit a complaint at ECU by going to the

Office for Equity and Diversity
Old Cafeteria Complex, Suite G 406,
Greenville, NC 27858

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found out


Complaints regarding student Title IX issues may be submitted by filling out the Student Complaint Form, on the DOS website at

Calling the ECU Cares Line at (252)737-5555

Or filing a complaint in person go to the

Dean of Students Office
360 Wright Building
Greenville, NC 27834
Off:  (252)328-9297 Fax:  (252)328-9174

If you have a situation that you would like to discuss regarding a Title IX issue please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of Students Office at (252)328-9297 or the
ECU Cares line at (252)737-5555

Dean of Students Office
360 Wright Building
Greenville, NC 27834

Off:  (252)328-9297 Fax:  (252)328-9174

Dr. Lathan E. Turner
360 Wright Building
Greenville, NC 27834
252 328-1743

On-campus Resource Numbers:

ECU Cares

Center for Counseling and Student Development

Dean of Student’s Office 

ECU Police Department non-emergency
(252)328-6787or 911 for emergencies

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Office of Victim Services

Student Legal Services


Title IX quick guide:

  1. Prevent discrimination against individuals on campus based on his/her gender
  1. Title IX covers programs and services including but not limited to:
    1. Athletics
    2. Counseling
    3. Employment
    4. Benefits


  1. To ensure that men and women both receive fair and equal treatment within an educational setting.
  1. Prohibits Sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence


Faculty and Staff Complaints
If you have a complaint against a faculty or staff member please refer to the Office for Equity and Diversity website

This office also has an on-line complaint form found at:

Center for Counseling
Disability Support
Office fo Student Rights and Reponsibilities
Student Legal Services
Student Health
Victim Services