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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 listed below.

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. You can file a complaint by meeting with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator of your choice or by completing a Sexual Misconduct Report Form.

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

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Furman University is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment founded on civility and respect.

Read the policy

Nondiscrimination Statement

Furman University can best fulfill its purpose and goals if its employment and admission practices are based on the recognition of merit, are equitable, and are designed to attract and develop the best suitable talent with the desired qualifications.

Read the statement
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Learn about campus and community resources and education.

Explore our resources

Information for Employees Who Are Mandated Reporters

Learn what your responsibilities are and how to support students who disclose report sexual misconduct.

Mandated Reporters
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Accommodations for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Furman University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students.

See accommodations

Prevention, Education, & Training

There are a number of educational and prevention opportunities available to the campus. The community can also review the training materials used for participants in the Title IX grievance process.

See Education and Training
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Have questions regarding Title IX or our policies?

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