Furman University neither tolerates nor condones sexual harassment, gender discrimination or sexual misconduct. These actions are contradictory to our values. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive campus, and to educating individuals to become responsible citizens and leaders. This site includes reporting access, support and resources information, policies, risk reduction information, and key on- and off-campus contacts.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states: “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)

Report Sexual Misconduct

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 may 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. Also see Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Options at Furman below.

Title IX Team

Melissa Nichols

Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator,

Jason Cassidy

AVP for Student Life/Dean of Students,

Stephanie Boyd

Associate Dean of Student Success and Wellbeing,

Kristen Davis

Employee Relations Manager,

Beth Pontari

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Professor of Psychology,

Jodi Steffes

Athletics Leadership Giving Paladin Club,

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Options at Furman University

Learn more about the options available to students and how to receive the help and resources you need to support your success at Furman. How you proceed is up to you.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Misconduct Policy

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

Title IX Support & Resources

Title IX Support & Resources

There are a number of support options and resources available to help answer common questions about sexual assault, education, prevention and reporting.

Prevention, Education, & Training

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.

Additional Information & Resources for Staff

Whether you need to contact us directly, or have other questions about Title IX resources and individual accommodations, please see the links below for pertinent information.

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