Access and Equity

Compliance

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Access & Equity ensures University compliance with the following federal and state laws:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Executive Order 11246, as amended
  • Revised Order No. 4
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act)
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • South Carolina Human Affairs Law
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended
  • Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

These laws protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of protected classes. The University has developed Policies for Equitable Treatment to ensure compliance with these laws.

The University has designated persons to be responsible for the ensuring that policies regarding non-discrimination and equal opportunity are adhered to. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. For students, contact Arlene Stewart, Director of Student Disability Services, Class of ’56 Academic Success Center Building, 836 McMillan Road, Suite 239, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-4060, 864-656-6848, astewar@clemson.edu. For faculty and staff, contact Priscilla Harrison, ADA Coordinator, Office of Access and Equity, 110 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5404, 864-656-3553, priscih@clemson.edu. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and affirmative action/equal opportunity: Jerry Knighton, Director, Office of Access and Equity, 223 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5404, 864-656-3181, knightl@clemson.edu.

Clemson University prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to serve as the overall campus coordinator for Title IX compliance: Jerry Knighton, Director, Office of Access and Equity, 223 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-5404, 864-656-3181, knightl@clemson.edu. The following individual has been designated as deputy Title IX coordinator: Alesia Smith, Director, Office of Community and Ethical Standards, Division of Student Affairs, 912 University Union, Clemson, SC 29634-4011, 864-656-0510, alesias@clemson.edu.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment

The Office of Access and Equity is responsible for the development and implementation of the affirmative action plan each year based on the University's utilization of minority resources. This plan contains goals for future utilization levels in areas where significant underutilization has been reported in the University.

This information can be found in the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SHAC) report The Status of Equal Employment in South Carolina State Government. "This report addresses the status of affirmative action in South Carolina state government agencies. In order to understand the report, one must understand what affirmative action is and is not, and what the Human Affairs Commission can and cannot do to implement affirmative action in state government" (according to their Web site).