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Title IX

Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. USC Aiken does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and in other activities operated by the University and is required by Title IX, and specifically 34 C.F.R. Part 106.9, not to discriminate in such a manner. This extends to employees of and applicants for employment or admission to the University.

The USC Aiken Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct can be found here.

Links to information about University policies related to sex discrimination (which includes sexual harassment and sexual assault) are included below. 


Reporting

To ensure compliance with Title IX, the Chancellor of the University has designated the Coordinator of Title IX and Civil Rights to serve as the Title IX Coordinator for USC Aiken employees and students.

The Coordinator of Title IX and Civil Rights is responsible for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

Incident Reporting Form

 

Questions or concerns may be directed to:

Jamel Hodges
Coordinator of Title IX and Civil Rights
Student Activities Center, Room 164
Phone: (803) 641-3442
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Everyone shares in the individual responsibility and obligation to ensure our campus community is free from any form of illegal discrimination. This includes all students, employees and any other individual on our campus. All individuals are expected and required to report any concerns immediately.


Required Training

If you missed the Live Title IX training held in August of 2023, you may view the following video here: 2023 Title IX Video 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you completed the training so you get credit for it for 2023.  


Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Education Title IX Information

EOP Policies 

USC Aiken Sexual Assault Policy

What To Do If Someone Reports Sexual Assault Or Harassment To You

Bias Incident Reporting


Training of University Personnel in Title IX

University of South Carolina Aiken Employees

Jamel A. Hodges – Director of Institutional Culture and Belonging & Title IX and Civil Right Coordinator

Sex-Based Harassment Foundations for Higher Education - Winter Symposium

hosted by ATIXA, Orlando, FL, 2024

Carla Hayes – Director of Human Resource & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

101 Fundamentals Of Title IX Compliance

hosted by Compliance U through NASPA, Orlando FL, December 2019

Ahmed Samaha – Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement and Belonging & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

101 Fundamentals Of Title IX Compliance

hosted by Compliance U through NASPA, Las Vegas, 2018

ATIXA Title IX Training

hosted by the University of South Carolina – Spring 2023

Title IX Certificate: Title IX Coordinator Tract

hosted by NASPA – Spring 2024

Dexter Harris – Deputy Athletic Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

ATIXA Title IX Hearing Officer & Decision – Maker

June 9-10, 2022

ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator One

June 9-10, 2022

Womble Bond Title IX / VAWA Investigator Training

October 25, 2022

Melissa Wilson

Title IX Investigator – Level 1 Training (Higher Ed)

hosted by Title IX University through Institutional Compliance Solutions (ICS), Online, 2023

Lacie Wehrmann – Director of Student Leadership and Engagement & Title IX Investigator

Investigation Skills & Report Writing for Higher Education

hosted by Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), Online, 2023

Grand Rivier Solutions Collaborating Partners

Jacqueline “Jackie” Hennard – Senior Solutions Specialist

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Response

hosted by Husch Blackwell – Fall 2020

Title IX Personnel Foundation Training

hosted by the University of Chicago – 2020

From One Title IX Coordinator to Another: A Practical Approach to Navigating Beyond Compliance in a Post Regulatory World

hosted by Grand River Solutions – 2020

Informal Resolution at the University of Chicago

hosted by the University of Chicago – February 2021

Being an Effective Title IX Advisor: From Investigation to Hearing

hosted by Grand River Solutions – May 2021

Hearings in the New Era: Are You Ready

hosted by Grand River Solutions – 2021

Introduction to Fair, Thorough, and Trauma Informed Sexual Violence Investigations

hosted by Grand River Solutions – June 2021

Conducting Fair and Thorough Trauma-Informed Investigations

hosted by Grand River Solutions – August 2022

Hearings in a Post Regulatory World

hosted by Grand River Solutions – May 2022

Davis Crow – Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator, Hearings & Appeals Officer

Title IX in a Post Regulatory World

hosted by Grand River Solutions – March 2022

Hearings in a Post Regulatory World

hosted by Grand River Solutions – March 2022

Conducting Fair and Thorough Trauma-Informed Investigations

hosted by Grand River Solutions – August 2022