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Title VI Compliance

SC State University’s Title VI Compliance Policy

SC State is an Equal Employee Opportunity (EEO)/ Affirmative Action (AA) employer and does not discriminate based on color, national origin, veteran status, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Additionally, SC State commits to complying with 49 C.F.R. part 21 and 49 C.F.R. part 3 03 including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related Nondiscrimination authorities as identified in the FMCSA Title VI Program Assurance. These authorities prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income, and limited English proficiency.

The Office of Human Resources (HR) at SC State monitors the policy on non-discrimination and equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and education to ensure that educational and employment opportunities are available to all eligible persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.

The Office of Human Resource promotes an environment where people honor one another as individuals, value differences and the special talents each employee bring to the community and respect the right of others as human beings irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation/gender identity, class, age, disability, religion, and national origin.

The Title VI Coordinator is responsible for the development, writing, submission, and implementation of the University’s Title VI Program Compliance Plan and subsequent updates.

South Carolina State University is subject to and will comply with the following: Statutory/Regulatory Authorities

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., 78 Stat. 252), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin);

  • Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973, (23 U.S.C. § 324 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex).
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.),
    (Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities);
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended, (prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability);
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 6101 et seq.), (prohibits discrimination on the basis of age);
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), (Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability);
  • 49 C.F.R. part 21 (entitled Nondiscrimination In Federally-Assisted Programs Of The Department Of Transportation-Effectuation Of Title VI Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964);
  • 49 C.F.R. part 27 (entitled Nondiscrimination On The Basis Of Disability In Programs Or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance);
  • 49 C.F.R. part 28 (entitled Enforcement Of Nondiscrimination On The Basis Of Handicap In Programs Or Activities Conducted By The Department Of Transportation);
  • 49 C.F.R. part 37 (entitled Transportation Services For Individuals With Disabilities (ADA));
  • 49 C.F.R. part 303 (FMCSA’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Regulation);
  • 28 C.F.R. part 35 (entitled Discrimination On The Basis Of Disability In State And Local Government Services);
  • 28 C.F.R. section 50.3 (U.S. Department of Justice Guidelines for Enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964);

Complaint Disposition Process

SC State’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Plan affirms that SC State University recognizes that any student or employee has equal opportunity and respect the rights of its campus community and thus, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or disability. If complaint is considered a student matter complainants should bring formal grievance at any time to University Title IX Coordinators or Dean of Students. There is a Title IX grievance form available via our website or a neatly written notice is acceptable. If complaint is considered a faculty or staff member complainants should write a formal grievance letter and present it to Human Resources or the Title IX Officer located in Lowman Hall.

The university in all instances and to the extent possible, will protect the privacy of all parties to a report of sexual misconduct or sexual assault. An administrative investigation under Title VI, VII and IX must be initiated if the University has enough information to reasonably determine key facts, e.g., time, date, location, and names of parties involved in an alleged incident. Ordinarily, this administrative investigation will include a review of statement obtained from either party, interviews with all parties, interviews with witnesses as appropriate and review of relevant documentary evidence. The University is obligated to conduct investigations regardless of the complainants’ requests. Retaliation is prohibited and shall be considered a serious violation of SCSU’s anti-discrimination policies. DocuSign Envelope ID: 7D5A7203-867E-473C-9EDD-9C123FCCE2AA DocuSign Envelope ID: 9EDB9030-21A7-472E-8234-A5019BBFDEBA 6 • Status of Corrective Actions Implemented by Applicant to Address Deficiencies Previously Identified During a Title VI Program Compliance Review – SC State has not experienced a Federally-conducted Title VI Program compliance review in the last five years.