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Equal Opportunity Programs


We follow the lead of state and federal government when maintaining the laws and regulations concerning discrimination and harassment at the University of South Carolina.

As of November 16, 2018, EOP Policy 1.05 consolidated and replaced STAF  Policies 1.08 and 1.09. Any substantive provisions of STAF 1.08 and/or  1.09 apply to incidents occurring before November 16, 2018, to which STAF 1.08 and/or STAF 1.09 apply. Any procedural provisions of  EOP 1.05 apply to any reports or complaints filed on or after November 16, 2018, irrespective of the date of the incident, to the extent those procedural provisions apply to the report or complaint.

On March 5, 2019, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs received notice that EOP Policy 1.01 (Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures) was amended effective February 27, 2019. Any complaint filed on or after March 5, 2019 to which EOP Policy 1.01 applies shall be governed by EOP Policy 1.01, as revised on February 27, 2019. 
Consistent with the above, the right to request a presidential review of decisions issued by the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs shall not apply to any decisions issued on or after March 5, 2019.

Harassment and Discrimination Policies 

Policy Name Policy Number
Disability Discrimination [pdf] STAF 6.00
Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment [pdf] EOP 1.03
Equal Opportunity Complaint Processing Procedures [pdf] EOP 1.01
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action [pdf]  EOP 1.00
No Contact Order Procedure [pdf]  
Sexual Harassment [pdf] EOP 1.02
Student Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy [pdf] STAF 6.24
Equal Opportunity Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking EOP 1.05

Former Policies

Equal Opportunity Complaint Processing Procedures [pdf] EOP 1.01
Discriminatory Harassment [pdf] EOP 1.03
Non-Discrimination Policy [pdf] EOP 1.04
Sexual Assault [pdf] EOP 1.08
Relationship Violence, Stalking and Harassment [pdf] EOP 1.09



The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs policies are not intended to create an employment contract with the University of South Carolina. The university reserves the right to revise the content of the equal opportunity policies without notice.

The equal opportunity policies are intended to be consistent with the prevailing state and federal laws and regulations. In the event provisions in the equal opportunity policies conflict with state and federal laws or regulations, state or federal laws or regulations will control.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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