CLARIFICATION: Due to a production error, an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated in the headline that the Title IX committee is a Board of Governors committee. It is a subcommittee of the UNC system. The headline has been udpated. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
The Clery/Title IX Oversight Committees Subcommittee of the Campus Security Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss recommendations that UNC-system campuses establish Clery Act oversight committees and Title IX response teams. These recommendations were originally outlined in the 2014 Campus Security Initiative.
Title IX prohibits gender discrimination within any educational program receiving federal assistance and the Clery Act requires federally funded universities to release campus crime and security statistics.
System campuses already have Title IX offices and partners working on independent casework, such as incident reporting. Regardless, creating these additional committees would make a difference, said Edward Purchase, a University public safety operator and Clery Act coordinator.
“There is no shortage of work to keep a Clery committee busy,” Purchase said. “’It takes a village,’ is the operative term.”