Access and Equity

Title IX- Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965) is a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence and other forms of nonconsensual sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited under this law. 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 assistance. . . .” (20 U.S.C. section 1681)

Clemson University is committed to providing a higher education environment that is free from sexual discrimination.  Therefore, if you believe you or someone else that is part of the Clemson University community has been discriminated against based on sex or if you have questions about Title IX, please contact the Clemson University Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Jerry Knighton, who is also the Director of the Office of Access and Equity, at 110 Holtzendorff Hall, 864-656-3181 (voice) or 864-656-0899 (TDD). The Title IX Coordinator is the person(s) designated by Clemson University to oversee its Title IX compliance efforts.

Title IX Training

(for returning undergraduate students and graduate students)
Clemson is committed to providing a campus environment that is free from sexual discrimination. Because we are all responsible for the safety of our community, all students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to complete an online Title IX training course. Think About It is an interactive web-based course that helps educate students about healthy relationships, sexual assault, alcohol use, policies, procedures and resources. We are happy to report that over 86% of our incoming freshmen, Bridge and transfer students have already completed the course assigned to them. While it is not a required, we strongly encourage all returning students (undergraduate and graduate) to take the course.

Over the summer faculty, administrators, staff and graduate assistants also completed a course, EDU: Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence. This course educates employees on the university’s policies, procedures and resources available to assist students and others who may report incidents of sex discrimination to include various forms of sexual harassment and misconduct. We are happy to report that 85% of our employees have completed their assignment.

Undergraduate students who have taken Think About It or Graduate Assistants who have taken EDU: Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence do not need to take the current course offering. Click here to access the course, login with your Clemson login, and take the course you are assigned. The course will save your progress if you need to leave and come back to it. We ask students to complete the course by November 15. We hope all students will find the course helpful in making healthy, safe choices while at Clemson!

For technical support, please review the Troubleshooting Guide or you may contact Campus Clarity directly at either or 800-652-9546. For any concerns or feedback about the course, please contact

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Learn more about the importance of this at Clemson University and how you can be involved in the events planned:
Clemson News: Clemson fraternity to sponsor April Sexual Assault Awareness Month events
Clemson News: Sexual violence and harassment: Knowing where to turn for help

April is Sexual Assult Awareness Month
April 22 Event Take Back the Night