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Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy

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Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid.  This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Inquiries or complaints of discrimination or harassment may be addressed to the following office on campus:

  • Alleged Discrimination by a Student, Employee or other Non-Student: Office of Access and Equity, 110 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5404, telephone: 864-656-3181.
    • Jerry Knighton is Director of the Office of Access and Equity and University AA/EEO Officer — 864-656-0620, knightl@clemson.edu
    • Alesia Smith is Executive Director of Equity Compliance and University Title IX Coordinator — 864-656-3181, alesias@clemson.edu
    • Priscilla Harrison is Senior Consultant and University ADA Coordinator — 864-656-3553, priscih@clemson.edu

This policy of Non-Discrimination is intended to meet Clemson University ‘s responsibilities under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Violence Against Women Act, and applicable provisions of the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. 

Questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.