Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy
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.
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?
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.
What happens when you report an incident to MUSC?
Employee Reporting Guidelines
Affirmative Consent and Incapacitation
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.
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.
Information for Pregnant and Parenting Students
If you are a parent or expecting a child, please familiarize yourself with the following resources: