Title IX Coordinator & Clery Compliance Officer

Ronette Alesia Sutton 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 Juris Doctor from UNC Chapel Hill and is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at UNC Wilmington. 

Ms. Sutton, as the university’s Title IX Coordinator and Clery Compliance Officer, 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 and Clery Compliance Officer, Ms. Sutton is responsible for an unbiased oversight of the university’s response to sexual misconduct reports and complaints and for identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints.  She trains students, faculty, and staff on Title IX/Clery offenses (e.g., gender-based/sexual misconduct: sexual discrimination, 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 supportive measures and accommodations for Complainants and Respondents, and ensures that the appropriate grievance process is initiated in response to the complaint.

Ms. Sutton and her Campus Investigators are neutral fact-finders who typically will conduct interviews and follow-up interviews with the Complainant, the Respondent, and any third-party witnesses.  They do not advocate for any party involved in a sexual misconduct investigation and will treat all parties equally while conducting an open-minded, factually-based investigation. 

Anyone with questions regarding Title IX/Clery offenses and/or wishing to make a report relating to sexual discrimination or gender-based harassment, to include sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, may do so by reporting their concern to the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance.

Ronette Alesia Sutton

Ronette Alesia Sutton, JD
Director, Title IX & Clery Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
Clery Compliance Officer
The School of Education Building, Room 334
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Office: 910.521.6398
Cell: 910.674.0080
Facsimile: 910.521.6165

Title IX and Clery Compliance at UNC Pembroke