Title IX

Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and other applicable state laws and University of South Carolina EOP Policy 1.01, 1.02, 1.03 and 1.04, it is illegal to harass or discriminate against any individual (faculty, staff, student or visitor) on the basis of sex. Specifically Title IX states no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against an individual who, in good faith, asserts his or her rights under Title IX or other applicable federal laws and state laws prohibiting illegal discrimination.

Any student who experiences sexual harassment (including sexual misconduct, sexual assault or sexual violence), harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex is encouraged to contact Kate Vermilyea, the USCB Title IX Coordinator, who will work directly with the University of South Carolina's Student Complaint Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Carl Wells, in the Equal Opportunity Programs Office. Kate’s office is located in the Campus Center, room 116.  She may be reached at (843) 208-8115 or by emailing kvermilyea@uscb.edu. Students are also encouraged to contact the USCB Department of Public Safety, the USCB Office of Student Development, or USC Office of Equal Opportunity Programs to report alleged sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, or sexual assault or any other criminal behavior based upon their sex.

Any faculty or staff member who experiences sexual harassment (including sexual misconduct, sexual assault or sexual violence), harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex is encouraged to contact Dr. Gordon K. Haist, the USCB Title IX Coordinator, who will work directly with the University of South Carolina's Faculty/Staff Complaint Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator in the Equal Opportunity Programs Office. Dr. Haist's office is located in the Hargray Building, in the Chancellor's Suite.  He may be reached at (843) 208-8203 or by emailing gkhaist@uscb.edu. Faculty or staff are also encouraged to contact the USCB Department of Public Safety, the USCB Office of Student Development, or USC Office of Equal Opportunity Programs to report alleged sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, or sexual assault or any other criminal behavior based upon their sex.

Any administrator or supervisor, including a department chair, associate dean, or other administrator, or person in a position with power over a student who receives notice of a student's complaint of alleged prohibited harassment, including sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual assault or any other criminal behavior based upon sex or discrimination, must immediately contact Kate Vermilyea or the USC Equal Opportunity Programs Office at (803) 777-3854. Failure to immediately report any Title IX matter may result in disciplinary action against any person, (administrators, faculty or staff member) in a position of power over a student. Procedures for reporting and responding to complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation under Title IX can be found in the University's Policy on Prohibited Harassment and Discrimination, available at http://www.sc.edu/eop/.


 

For students:

Kate Vermilyea, Director of Student Life and Title IX Coordinator

(843) 208-8115

kvermilyea@uscb.edu

 

For faculty/staff:

Dr. Gordon K. Haist, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

(843) 208-8203

gkhaist@uscb.edu