Access and Equity

Resources

For students:

Title IX Coordinator:  The Clemson University Title IX Coordinator is Jerry Knighton, who is also the Director of the Office of Access & Equity.  Anyone can make a complaint about discrimination based on sex or gender or a complaint of sexual harassment including sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator.  However, matters involving a student who has allegedly committed the discrimination/harassment will be referred to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES) and addressed under the Student Code of Conduct by the Office. 
864-656-3181
knightl@clemson.edu

Deputy Title X Coordinator:  The Clemson University Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Alesia Smith who is also the Director of OCES.  Complaints regarding students who have allegedly engaged in discrimination based on sex or gender or engaged in sexual harassment including sexual violence can be made to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or to OCES. 
864-656-0510
alesias@clemson.edu

Dean of Students Office: The Dean of Students Office provides care and support to any student at Clemson University on a variety of topics.  Dean of Students Office staff can assist students in identifying campus resources, and making complaints related to the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy.
864-656-0471

Crisis Counseling: Student victims of sexual violence can seek crisis counseling services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). During normal business hours, CAPS can be contacted by calling 864-656-2451. After hours and on weekends, CAPS can be contacted by calling 864-656-2222 asking for the CAPS on-call counselor. All victims of sexual violence may seek crisis counseling services through the Pickens Rape Crisis

CUPD Victim Assistance: The Clemson University Police Department assists all campus crime victims with referrals, transportation, court familiarization and compensation. 
864-656-2222

For Employees:

Title IX Coordinator:  The Clemson University Title IX Coordinator is Jerry Knighton, who is also the Director of the Office of Access & Equity. Anyone can make a complaint under the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy to the Title IX Coordinator. However, matters involving a student who has allegedly violated the policy will be referred to OCES and addressed under the Student Code of Conduct by the Office.

Employee Assistance Program: The Office of Human Resources offers confidential, professional referral assistance to faculty and staff by contacting the Employee Assistance Program at 864-656-3360 or 864-656-2726. Assistance is available for personal problems (including depression, emotional problems and substance abuse) that may impact job performance. Initial counseling is generally provided through qualified state agencies at no charge. 

CUPD Victim Assistance: The Clemson University Police Department assists all campus crime victims with referrals, transportation, court familiarization and compensation.
864-656-2222

Off Campus Resources: 

Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County: The mission of Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County is to provide optimum quality direct services to the victims of sexual assault and their families in Pickens County.  The Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County aims to provide an advocate that can be there for any victim in their time of need, and to show each victim that someone does believe them and is on their side.
864-442-5500 

Foothills Sexual Trauma Center (Anderson and Oconee Counties): Foothills Alliance is a nonprofit agency that encompasses three programs: Sexual Trauma Center, Child Advocacy Center, and Prevent Child Abuse. The Sexual Trauma Center is a multi-services program responding to the needs of child and adult sexual trauma survivors in Anderson and Oconee counties. The center provides support for survivors, family members and others involved in the survivor’s recovery.
1-800-585-8952

MARYS House (Domestic and Relationship Violence):  MARYS House provides emergency shelter and services to families fleeing domestic violence. The MARYS House family (staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors) works toward the prevention and cessation of domestic violence through intervention, education, and outreach.
864-859-9191

Safe Harbor (Domestic and Relationship Violence): Safe Harbor is a organization that provides safe shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence as well as leadership for education and prevention efforts throughout its four-county area of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens, South Carolina. Safe Harbor offers a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and transitional housing, as well as community outreach and teen dating violence education.
1-800-291-2139

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: SCCADVASA works to make the community aware of issues, problems, policy and legislation regarding Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.  SCCADVASA supports domestic violence and sexual assault member programs, provides education, and advocates for social reform to eradicate interpersonal violence in South Carolina
1-803-256-2900

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.  RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org). RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice
1-800-656-4673

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: NCADV is comprised of people dealing with the concerns of battered women and their families. They represent both rural and urban areas. The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

Anonymous and Confidential Help 24/7 – 1-800-799-Safe (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)