Ronette Sutton Gerber became the director of Title IX and Clery Compliance at UNC Pembroke in the fall of 2014. Prior to this position, she served the university as the associate general counsel and was in private practice for twelve years before coming to UNCP. She earned a Master of Public Administration and her Juris Doctor from UNC Chapel Hill and is currently working on a Master of Arts in History at North Carolina State University.
Ms. Gerber, as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, is responsible for the administration of policies, procedures, and data collection to ensure UNCP's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as amended by the Campus SaVE Act (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013) and related reporting and disclosure laws concerning campus safety.
As the Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Gerber is responsible for an unbiased oversight of the university’s response to Title IX reports and complaints and for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints. The Title IX Coordinator trains students, faculty and staff on Title IX offenses (e.g., gender based/sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) and policies, facilitates initial intake of cases which may lead to further investigations, determines appropriate interim measures and accommodations for a Reporting Party, and ensures that the appropriate grievance process is initiated in response to the complaint.
Ms. Gerber and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators are neutral fact-finders who typically will conduct interviews and follow-up interviews with the Reporting Party, the Responding Party, and any third-party witnesses. They are not advocates for any particular party involved in a Title IX investigation and will treat all parties equally while conducting an open-minded, factually based investigation.
Anyone with questions regarding Title IX offenses and/or wishing to make a report relating to gender-based harassment (to include sexual assault) or discrimination may do so by reporting their concern to the university Title IX Coordinator.
Ronette Sutton Gerber, Esq.
Director, Title IX and Clery Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
Health Science Building
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke