Reporting Prohibited Conduct

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

Our physical office location is currently closed consistent with the university directive for nonclinical staff which took effect March 17, 2020. Our team will continue its operations remotely until further notice. If you have any concerns related to harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, please do not come to our office. We will provide our services by telephone and other remote communications technology.

If you experience or witness any form of Prohibited Conduct, please report it either by emailing titleix@musc.edu or diversity@musc.edu. You may also use the Prohibited Conduct Response Form. Our team will continue to investigate and adjudicate cases in accordance with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct.

We are also working with other university offices which provide support services to our community, including CAPS, EAP, Public Safety, and the Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity to ensure remote access to university resources. If you are having difficulty remotely accessing those services, please email us at titleix@musc.edu or diversity@musc.edu.

Duty to Report

All MUSC employees, with the exception of those designated as Confidential Resources who learn of suspected instances of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, have a responsibility to report the information immediately to the Title IX Coordinator. If you are unsure of whether you are a Responsible Employee, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Filing a report serves as official notice to the University and authorizes the Title IX key personnel to initiate a preliminary inquiry into the information and allegations contained within the report.

Reporting to Law Enforcement

All members of the MUSC community have the right to make a report or to decline to make a report to law enforcement. Police have a unique legal authority to seek and execute search warrants, collect forensic evidence that may have been left at relevant locations, and make arrests when there is probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed. Law enforcement can be reached at any time by calling “911” for emergencies or one of the numbers listed below.

Time Limitations

There is no time limit for reporting Prohibited Conduct. However, to maximize MUSC’s ability to gather relevant and reliable information, contact witnesses, investigate thoroughly, and respond meaningfully, complainants and individuals with information are urged to make reports as soon as possible. If a report is filed against an individual who is no longer a student or employee at MUSC, the university will not have disciplinary authority over the respondent. In the event the respondent is not affiliated with MUSC at the time of the report, the Complainant will still be entitled to make use of any of the resources available to students and may seek assistance from the university in identifying and contacting law enforcement.

Reporting Externally

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 visit the OCR website.