• Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by covered employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions.
Regarding prohibited discrimination by staff and/or faculty in academic or employment decisions: Reports related to Title VI or Title VII should be reported to the Office of Human Resources via email employeerelations@clemson.edu or through the online reporting form.
Regarding sexual violence and/or sexual or protected status harassment: For reports related to Title IX, the primary resource is the Office of Access and Equity.
Typically, most complaints are investigated within 60 days. The Office of Human Resources will provide regular updates to those involved in the investigation as to the status of the investigation and next steps.
The Office of Human Resources investigates employee complaints. Investigations may be conducted by internal or external investigators.
In most cases, your concerns will be kept private. Only those who need to know will be informed. You will be given options and resources to aid you in resolving the situation. However, if a crime has been committed or someone is at risk of harm, the University has an obligation to act in order to keep you and others at Clemson safe.
Concerns may be resolved through informal interventions and/or mediation or as a result of formal investigation. Formal investigations generally take place only when a formal complaint is filed.