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Title IX

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Related Misconduct

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, in education programs and activities. Prohibited discrimination occurs when an MUSC student or employee is treated differently based on their sex or gender.

Mission Statement

MUSC is committed to maintaining a safe environment that is supportive of its mission and free from harassment and discrimination. To this end, MUSC actively engages in prevention and education efforts. It also prohibits sexual and gender-based misconduct (a/k/a “Prohibited Conduct”). MUSC will respond promptly and equitably to eliminate discrimination and harassment, and will remedy any adverse effects on the MUSC community.

What is considered Prohibited Conduct at MUSC?

Learn more about the kinds of behaviors that violate our policies and are considered “Prohibited Conduct.”

How can I report an incident of harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct?

MUSC strongly encourages individuals who have experienced, have knowledge of, or have witnessed harassment, discrimination or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff, or faculty to report the incident immediately to the university.

Learn how to report incidents to MUSC.

What happens when you report an incident to MUSC?

Learn about the resolution options, standard of evidence, and possible sanctions.

Employee Reporting Guidelines

Learn more about your responsibilities as an employee of MUSC.

Affirmative Consent and Incapacitation

Please refer to the Affirmative Consent guidelines for more information.

Resources for Students and Employees

MUSC is a caring community. Regardless of how you decide to proceed, there are many resources available to you both on campus and in the community.

Learn more about the resources for individuals impacted by harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.

Preservation of Evidence

MUSC recognizes that making the decision to report Prohibited Conduct often takes time. Individuals are strongly encouraged to take immediate steps to preserve all evidence that might support a future or investigation by MUSC, law enforcement or both.

Learn more about how to preserve evidence.

Information for Pregnant and Parenting Students

If you are a parent or expecting a child, please familiarize yourself with the following resources:

Parenting Student Guidelines

FAQs for Parenting Students