The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Title IX

Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The Citadel is responsible for preventing and responding promptly, equitably, and effectively to sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence.

 

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity against students, faculty, and staff in the provision of programs and activities including, but not limited to:

  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Academics
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Athletics
  • Services
  • Guidance
  • Discipline
  • Housing
  • Pregnancy and Parenting

 

Title IX Requirements applied to Athletics

  • Participation: Title IX requires that women and men be provided equitable opportunities to participate in sports. Title IX does not require institutions to offer identical sports but an equal opportunity to play;
  • Scholarships: Title IX requires that female and male student-athletes receive athletics scholarship dollars proportional to their participation; and
  • Other benefits: Title IX requires the equal treatment of female and male student-athletes in the provisions of: (a) equipment and supplies; (b) scheduling of games and practice times; (c) travel and daily allowance/per diem; (d) access to tutoring; (e) coaching, (f) locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities; (g) medical and training facilities and services; (h) housing and dining facilities and services; (i) publicity and promotions; (j) support services and (k) recruitment of student-athletes.

 

Prohibition against Retaliation

Retaliation against persons involved in sexual discrimination, harassment, or violence cases, whether victims, complainants, witnesses, accused persons or respondents, is prohibited and shall be considered a serious violation of The Citadel’s anti-discrimination policies. Retaliation can subject the offender to sanctions independent of the anti-discrimination allegation.

Members of The Citadel community who believe they have been discriminated, harassed, abused, or otherwise violated based on their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity should contact a campus Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX matters should be reported to the following Citadel officials:

John Gedney
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Compliance, Bond Hall 310
843-953-6881
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Shawn Edwards
Chief Diversity Officer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Office
843-953-6989
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Kroupa Kathy
Associate Athletic Director, Senior Women’s Administrator, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
McAllister Field House
843-953-6604
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Janet Shealy (matters involving cadets)
Director of Campus Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)
Thompson Hall - Room 105
843-953-7277
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Individuals may also file a formal Title IX complaint with:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service: 800-421-3481
Facsimile: 202-453– 6012
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Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

 

 

The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.

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