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Title IX

Title IX at NSU

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The Title IX prohibition on sex discrimination is not limited to sexual harassment and violence. Inquiries concerning application of Title IX may be made to the Office for Civil Rights in addition to or instead of such other campus and non-campus resources.

NSU fosters a safe learning and working environment that supports academic and professional growth of students, staff, and faculty and does not tolerate sexual harassment, including violence in its community and is obligated to address incidents of which it has notice.

Norfolk State University (NSU) is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of unlawful harassment and does not discriminate on the basis of sex within its educational programs and activities. Thus, in accordance with federal law and its commitment to a fair and open campus environment, NSU cannot and will not tolerate discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group based upon race, sex, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. The university recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of sex discrimination, prevent its occurrence, and diligently investigate reports of misconduct.

All members of the Norfolk State University community are required to promptly report incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination to the University Title IX Coordinator, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics, the Civil Rights Investigator, or other mandatory reporters in order to invoke the university's Title IX process. Reports may be made in a written or verbal format. 


Confidential Resources
NSU Counseling Center (757) 823-8173
Spartan Health Center (757) 278-3360
YWCA of South Hampton Roads, 24 Hour Crisis Hotline (757) 251-0144

Visit the University's Policy Library for additional information.

The University Title IX Coordinator can be contacted by telephone, email, or in person. 

Brianna E. Williams, University Title IX Coordinator
700 Park Avenue
Wilson Hall, Suite 510
(757) 823-8294 |