Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. Title IX is a powerful tool for students who want to combat sexual violence at school and on college campuses. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and Title IV. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault or acts of sexual violence. Sexual harassment is more broadly defined as “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.”
Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent (due to age, use of drugs or alcohol, or because of an intellectual or other disability). Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion. School employees, other students, or third parties can carry out the violence.
Charleston Southern University’s Code of Business Conduct & Ethics Policy requires members of the university community to observe the highest standards of professional conduct, honesty, integrity and ethics in the performance of their duties. The Non Faculty and Faculty Handbooks contain this policy in its entirety.
Employees who believe they are aware of a violation of the Code are expected and encouraged to report their concerns. Employees have many ways in which they can report a concern or incident related to this Code. They may discuss it with their manager, Senior Officer and/or the Human Resources Office. Employees may also contact Lighthouse Services, using this link. Such reports may be made confidentially and anonymously.
Regular business matters that do not require anonymity should be directed to the employee’s supervisor and should not be submitted using this service.