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Office of Access Compliance and Education

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.

Clemson University is committed to creating and continuously fostering a caring community based on the core values of integrity, honesty and respect. Sexual discrimination, which includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking and domestic and/or relationship violence, is unacceptable and has no place in Clemson’s community. Consistent with its Title IX obligation, the University prohibits discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, in all its programs and activities, including academics, employment, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.

Contact the Clemson University Police Department at 864-656-2222 or dial 911 if you are experiencing a crisis or emergency.

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Meet the Staff

Alesia Smith, Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator

Monique Harmon, Associate Director of Equity Compliance and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Employees and Students

Latoya Daniels, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Megan Fallon, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator

Paula Porter, Program Coordinator

The office telephone number is 864-656-3181 and the office email is Please leave a message, and someone from our staff will contact you by the end of the next business day.

Our Purpose

All educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. Title IX Coordinators play a critical role in helping a school ensure that every person affected by its operations, including faculty, staff and students, is aware of their legal rights under Title IX and that the school and all of its employees, through its policies, procedures and practices, complies with its legal obligations.

The Office of Access Compliance and Education (ACE) is responsible for the University’s Title IX response, implementing policies and procedures to prevent and address sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination in compliance with the federal Title IX law. ACE works with multiple stakeholders such as the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES), Clemson University Police Department (CUPD), Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, Dean of Students Office, Office of Advocacy and Success, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Clemson Intercollegiate Athletics, and others, to coordinate and deliver an effective Title IX response at Clemson University.

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