Where can I find Furman's policies on NoNDiscrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct?

Faculty & Staff
Campus Community (students, faculty, staff, visitors)

Students ONLY

What do I do if I've been harassed, discriminated against on the basis of my gender or subjected to sexual misconduct?

You should bring your situation to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator or any of the Deputy Coordinators.

How can I file a complaint?

Complaints should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator of the complainant's choice/preference and/or personal comfort level. The complainant may be a student, faculty, staff or visitor on campus.

What is Title IX?

Title IX refers to Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and provides: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance". 20 USC 1681.

Who are Furman University's Title IX Coordinators? What do they do?

The Title IX Coordinator has responsibility for overseeing all Title IX compliance, including complaints of sexual misconduct.  All instances of harassment or sexual misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator
Melissa Nichols
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
(864) 294-2221
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Elaine Baker Associate Athletic Director/
Senior Woman Admin/Sports Medicine
(864) 294-2130
Jason Cassidy
AVP for Student Life / Dean of Students (864) 294-2093
Stephanie Boyd
Assistant Dean of Students / Alcohol and Drug Education Coordinator (864) 294-2292
Kristen Davis
Human Resources Generalist
(864) 294-3101

What on and off-campus resources are available to me?

Is there any place on campus where I can report concerns that maintains confidentiality?

Chaplain's Office (864) 294-2133
Counseling Center (students only) (864) 294-3031
​Student Health Services (students only)
(864) 294-2180​

What other resources are available on campus?

Housing & Residence Life (864) 294-2092
Human Resources (864) 294-2217
Student Life (864) 294-2202
University Police Department (864) 294-2111

Are there support persons available?

The following individuals have received training in Furman's Title IX process and have volunteered to assist and support parties (either complainants or respondents) throughout the Title IX process.  The individuals are available to accompany parties, if desired.

​Berkey, Jessica

Director, Student Activities & the Trone Student Center (864) 294-2068

Irwin, Kristin

Assistant Director, Career Services (864) 294-2106

​Strobel, Marian

Faculty - History (864) 294-3072

What resources are available off campus?

Campus Conduct Hotline (866) 943-5787
Julie Valentine Center for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Recovery (864) 467-3633
Safe Harbor (800) 291-​2139

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


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