Title IX Policy Statement

Benedict College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education.  Benedict College does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, military or veteran status and forbids retaliation against anyone for engaging in protected activity.

This policy extends to all students, employees and applicants for admission and/or employment.  Further, it extends to all programs and activities supported by the College; including but not limited to the College of Extended Learning Services and College sponsored internships.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, Benedict College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender.  Sex includes sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and pregnancy or parenting status.

Benedict College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the College.  Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by Benedict College policy.

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the Benedict College community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Policy and Procedures on Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct.

Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email, using the contact information listed below for the Title IX Coordinator.  A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by contacting Campus Police at 803-253-5400.

Questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.  To view a complete copy of the Title IX Policy contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Elizabeth Fulford MHS, MHA, VSP
Title IX Coordinator
Benedict College
2330 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Office: 803-705-4838

Cell: 803-626-4504
Email: Elizabeth.Fulford@benedict.edu



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