Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX 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[.]” All federal agencies that provide grants of financial assistance.
Report and incident with the Title IX Office:
Reporting Sexual Harassment, whether verbally or in writing, to an Official with Authority (other than the Title IX Coordinator), or anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator, does not constitute a Formal Complaint.
Title IX Complaint Form.pdf
Sexual abuse or assault is any type of sexual activity or contact, including rape, that happens without your consent. Sexual assault can include non-contact activities, such as someone “flashing” you (exposing themselves to you) or forcing you to look at sexual images.
Sexual assault is also called sexual violence or abuse. Legal definitions of sexual assault and other crimes of sexual violence can vary slightly from state to state. If you’ve been assaulted, it is never your fault.
Sexual assault can include:
Sexual assault can also be verbal, visual, or non-contact. It is anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual activities or attention. Other examples can include:
Consent is a clear “yes” to sexual activity. Not saying “no” does not mean you have given consent. Sexual contact without consent is sexual assault or rape.
Your consent means:
Sometimes you cannot give legal consent to sexual activity or contact — for example, if you are:
If you are in danger or need medical care, call 911. If you can, get away from the person who assaulted you and get to a safe place as fast as you can. Reach out to any of our campus or off campus resources for support.
If you have been raped,
Sexual assault can have long-term health effects. People who have experienced sexual violence or stalking by any person or physical violence by an intimate partner are more likely to report:
Other health effects can include:
Getting support after a sexual assault can help. You are not alone. Reach out to friends or family, talk to a counselor or advocate, or join a support group in person or online.
Title IX Coordinator
Mrs. Julie King
Allison Administration Building, Office 204
803.786.3765 during business hours
803.786.3333 after business hours
Assistant Dean of Students | Director of Multicultural Affairs
With the individuals below, all information you share about yourself will be kept confidential. Only with your written permission will information be released to anyone outside of CC except as required by law. Legal exceptions include the following:
If you wish to speak to a Confidential Resource, please contact
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital Emergency Room A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is available at this location
Pathways to Healing : 24 Hour hotline Free and Confidential off-campus counseling