Policies and Procedures

Appalachian is informed in our processes regarding Title IX reports and complaints by Policy 110: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and the Code of Student Conduct.

Policy 110: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Policy 110 prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected class status. This policy also prohibits all forms of retaliation against any individual because of their participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of alleged violations of this policy. 

Policy 110 applies to all members of the Appalachian State University community including students, faculty, and staff, as well as visitors and contractors. Further, Appalachian has authority to address any prohibited conduct, as outlined in this policy, that occurs on university premises. Appalachain also reserves the right to address off-campus behavior prohibited by this policy when it is determined that the off-campus behavior is detrimental to the campus community and its educational mission.

Code of Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct articulates that Appalachian State University students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that helps enhance an environment of learning in which the rights, dignity, worth, and freedom of each member of the academic community are respected. Students are responsible for abiding by this Code, agree to the expectations set forth by the University, and can be held responsible for their behavior. 

Appalachian State University is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, research, service, inclusion, and the holistic development of students. As an academic community, the University has an interest in the safety, welfare, and education of the members of this community and in fostering an environment consistent with the educational mission, purpose, and processes of the University. When students voluntarily enter the University, they assume obligations of performance and behavior relevant to the University’s mission, processes, and functions. Expectations of students in an academic community are higher than those of other citizens.

Additional Mandates and Guidance

The Office of Title IX Compliance ensures the integrity of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, and other relevant state and federal mandates are upheld.