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.
- Use the Online Prohibited Conduct Report Form
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 843-792-1072
- Visit the Basic Science Building, Room 104
Faculty are also encouraged to contact the Office of Gender Equity.
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.
- MUSC Public Safety: 843-792-4196 (emergency) or any call-box on campus;
- Charleston City Policy Department: 843-743-7200 (non-emergency)
- Charleston County Sheriff’s Office: 843-554-2444
- Complete the Silent Watch Form
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.
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.