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Title IX

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 primary educational 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.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator 

MUSC has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance with Title IX and to coordinate compliance with applicable provisions of the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 ("VAWA"), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. The Title IX Coordinator has multiple responsibilities, including but not limited to overseeing MUSC's response to reports of prohibited conduct, leading MUSC's education efforts for students and employees about sex and gender-based misconduct, resources, and reporting options; and tracking and monitoring patterns, trends, and issues of concern. 

Dr. Willette Burnham-Williams

Willette S. Burnham-Williams, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator

Daniela Harris

Daniela Sorokko Harris, J.D.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Harassment & Discrimination Form

Use this secure form to report an incident of sexual harassment or discrimination.

All members of the MUSC community (student, faculty, or staff) may also file a Title IX complaint with the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). To file a complaint with OCR go to: