Title IX Coordinator is the designated administrator on Clemson’s campus whose responsibility it is to oversee Title IX compliance efforts. Accepts complaints regarding discrimination based on sex or gender or sexual harassment, including sexual violence. This office investigates complaints when the alleged perpetrator is an employee or a student. The office will also investigate complaints when the alleged perpetrator is a visitor and the incident occurs on University property.
Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director of Equity Compliance
Office of Access & Equity
Clemson University is committed to an educational and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and are free from harassment and/or discrimination. Accordingly, it is the policy of Clemson University that unlawful harassment/discrimination by employees, students or non-employees will not be tolerated. Notice of Non-Discrimination.
Clemson has several more specific policies and procedures that address sexual harassment/discrimination and sexual violence (in addition to other forms of harassment/discrimination and misconduct).
Policies applicable to alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment/discrimination including sexual violence who are students:
Policies applicable to alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment/discrimination including sexual violence who are not students but are affiliated with Clemson University:
Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy
Consent requires speech or conduct indicating a freely given, uncoerced agreement to engage in sexual contact. Every member of the University community should be aware that all sexual contact or behavior on the campus and/or occurring with a member of the University community must be consensual.
To be valid, the person giving consent must be physically and mentally able to:
1. understand the circumstances and implications of the sexual act;
2. make a reasoned decision concerning the sexual act and
3. communicate that decision in an unambiguous manner.
There are a number of factors, which may limit or negate a person’s ability to consent to a sexual act. These include impairment due to the influence of alcohol or drugs (illegal or prescription), a person’s mental or physical impairment of which the other person is aware or should reasonably have been aware, unconsciousness and fear and/or coercion.
Report it- then seek support, do not go it alone.
1. Seek a safe location and trusted individual to be with you away from the perpetrator.
2. Preserve any evidence of the attack (see tips in Reporting to Law Enforcement).
3. Report the attack or incident immediately to law enforcement or CUPD.
4. Seek medical care as soon as possible. Examinations can be performed at Easley Baptist Hospital; Oconee Medical Center; Greenville Memorial Medical Center; and AnMed Health Center (Anderson); they are available and specially trained to work with victims of sexual assault.
5. Report the attack or incident immediately to either the Clemson University Office of Access and Equity (perpetrator is faculty, employee or someone affiliated with Clemson University) or the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (perpetrator is a Clemson University student) so appropriate action can be taken on campus (see How to File a Title XI Complaint).Healing from sexual assault takes time and support counseling services are available for students and employees (see FAQ Where to go for Counseling).
Retaliation against an individual who has filed a Title IX complaint is prohibited at Clemson University.The University strongly encourages students to report any incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence or other types of sexual misconduct. Clemson takes such reports very seriously and prohibits retaliation. Retaliation is conduct causing any interference, coercion, restraint or reprisal against a person filing a complaint of discrimination/harassment or assisting in any way in the investigation and resolution of a complaint. Retaliation is a violation of the University’s Harassment Policy and the Student Code of Conduct, and appropriate sanctions will be taken against anyone found to have participated in any acts of retaliation.
The University wishes to create a safe environment in which individuals are unafraid to discuss concerns. We will keep information reported confidential to the extent permitted by law. However, absolute confidentiality of the harassment/discrimination allegation and the identity of the complainant cannot be guaranteed because the University must also consider fairness to the individual accused, the safety and welfare of all members of the University community and applicable state and federal laws.Confidential resources for students can be found at Redfern Health Center. Confidential resources for faculty and staff can be found through the Employee Assistance Program which is housed with the Office of Human Resources.
Listen without judging. Help assure them the assault(s) was not their fault. Let them know they do not have to manage this crisis alone.Encourage the victim to seek medical care and report the assault to law enforcement. If the perpetrator is a Clemson University employee or student or if the assault occurred at Clemson University, also encourage the victim to report the incident to Clemson University (see "How to report"). Encourage the victim to talk to a mental health professional, an advocate or someone they trust.
For more information, contact the Office of Access and Equity.