Office of Title IX Compliance

Office of Title IX Compliance

Appalachian State University values fostering a campus community that is safe and promotes the well-being of all individuals. 

The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. 

All forms of Discrimination and Harassment are not tolerated and are considered prohibited conduct under Policy 110.

 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The Office of Title IX Compliance is responsible for handling all reported incidents involving Gender/Sex-based discrimination and harassment. Examples of Gender/Sex-based discrimination and harassment include but are not limited to; Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence, Stalking, and all types of discrimination and harassment based on an individual(s) Gender Identity or Expression and Sexual Orientation. All types of discrimination and harassment are prohibited and counter-productive to our institutional values.

Appalachian has policies and processes available to all Mountaineers, guests, and visitors to ensure every person is provided support, information, and resources to address any misconduct, redress its effects, and prevent its recurrence.

All Faculty are considered Responsible Employees. Responsible Employees include any employee who has the authority to address sexual harassment, has the duty to report such conduct to the institution, or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Our students form important and influential connections with our faculty. Students view their faculty as trusted mentors and guides along their educational and professional journey. Because of this, students often look to their faculty for support and advice during times of distress.

At the beginning of the fall semester, new Faculty will be sent a link to mandatory training for Responsible Employees, “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community.”


Office of Title IX Compliance

Josh Cutchens
Interim Director of Title IX Compliance
828-262-2144 (Phone)

Amy Carson
Executive Assistant
828-262-2144 (phone)
828-262-6646 (fax)