August 14, 2020
On the right side of this page is a link to the Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct & Interpersonal Violence Protocol Flowchart.
The Protocol Flowchart provides procedural guidance for filing and responding to Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct & Interpersonal Violence reports, pending approval of the new Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence Policy.
Any procedural provisions of the revised version of EOP 1.02 shall apply to any reports or complaints filed on or after September 20, 2019, irrespective of the date of the incident, to the extent those procedural provisions apply to the report or complaint.
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.
The University of South Carolina prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct. This policy applies only to sexual harassment as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 34 CFR Part 106: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance (also referred to as the Title IX Regulations) which became effective August 14, 2020.
While this interim policy serves to supersede the existing EOP Policy 1.05 (Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking), allegations of sexual misconduct not covered by this policy (EOP 1.06) may be addressed by the following policies: EOP 1.02 (Sexual Harassment), EOP 1.03 (Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment), and STAF 6.24 (Student Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment ).
Questions about this policy may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, the Office of the General Counsel or the Office of the Dean of Students.
Harassment and Discrimination Policies
|Policy Name||Policy Number|
|Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action||EOP 1.00|
|Equal Opportunity Complaint Processing Procedures||EOP 1.01|
|Sexual Harassment||EOP 1.02|
|Prohibition of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment||EOP 1.03|
|Student Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy||STAF 6.24|
No Contact Order Procedure
(In effect before Sept. 20, 2019)
(In effect before Nov. 16, 2018)
(In effect before Nov. 16, 2018)
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, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.