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Title IX

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, in education programs and activities. Prohibited discrimination occurs when an MUSC student or employee is treated differently based on their sex or gender.

Mission Statement

MUSC is committed to maintaining a safe environment that is supportive of its mission and free from harassment and discrimination. To this end, MUSC actively engages in prevention and education efforts. It also prohibits sexual and gender-based misconduct (a/k/a “Prohibited Conduct”). MUSC will respond promptly and equitably to eliminate discrimination and harassment, and will remedy any adverse effects on the MUSC community.

 Policy and Complaint Procedures

Nondiscrimination Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity Policy and Procedures

What is considered Prohibited Conduct at MUSC?

Learn more about the kinds of behaviors that violate our policies and are considered “Prohibited Conduct.”

How can I report an incident of harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct?

MUSC strongly encourages individuals who have experienced, have knowledge of, or have witnessed harassment, discrimination or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff, or faculty to report the incident immediately to the university.

Learn how to report incidents to MUSC.

What happens when you report an incident to MUSC?

Learn about the resolution options, standard of evidence, and possible sanctions.

Employee Reporting Guidelines

Learn more about your responsibilities as an employee of MUSC.

Affirmative Consent and Incapacitation

Please refer to the Affirmative Consent guidelines for more information.

Resources for Students and Employees

MUSC is a caring community. Regardless of how you decide to proceed, there are many resources available to you both on campus and in the community.

Learn more about the resources for individuals impacted by harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.

Preservation of Evidence

MUSC recognizes that making the decision to report Prohibited Conduct often takes time. Individuals are strongly encouraged to take immediate steps to preserve all evidence that might support a future or investigation by MUSC, law enforcement or both.

Learn more about how to preserve evidence.

Information for Pregnant and Parenting Students

If you are a parent or expecting a child, please familiarize yourself with the following resources:

Parenting Student Guidelines

FAQs for Parenting Students

Letter from the Title IX Coordinator 

Letter from Title IX Coordinator

Title IX News Simons v Yale University




Title IX Coordinator

MUSC has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance with Title IX and to coordinate compliance with applicable provisions of the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 ("VAWA"), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. The Title IX Coordinator has multiple responsibilities, including but not limited to overseeing MUSC's response to reports of prohibited conduct, leading MUSC's education efforts for students and employees about sex and gender-based misconduct, resources, and reporting options; and tracking and monitoring patterns, trends, and issues of concern.

Daniela Harris 

Daniela Sorokko Harris, J.D.

Title IX Coordinator
Director of Civil Rights Compliance


Gender Equity Advisors

Daniel Smith 

Daniel Smith, Ph.D.

Gender Equity Advisor
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

Christina Lopez 

Christina Lopez, Ph.D.

Gender Equity Advisor
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences