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Where can I find Furman's policies on discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct?

Discrimination and harassment
Sexual misconduct

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment

What do I do if I've been harassed, discriminated against on the basis of my gender or subjected to sexual misconduct?

You should bring your situation to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator or any of the Deputy Coordinators.

How can I file a complaint?

Complaints should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator of the survivor's choice/preference and/or personal comfort level. The survivor may be a student, faculty, staff or visitor on campus.

You may also contact a coordinator to report discrimination based on violations of federal and state law or regulations, and University policy based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

What is Title IX?

Title IX refers to Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and provides: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance***". 20 USC 1681.

Title IX prohibits colleges such as Furman University from discrimination on the basis of sex in the provision of its educational and co-curricular programs. Title IX has received most attention in its application to college and high school athletics. However, it applies to all programs and services at federally funded colleges, with few exceptions.

Who are Furman University's Title IX Coordinators?  What do they do?

The University's Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources. The Title IX Coordinator has responsibility for overseeing all Title IX compliance, including complaints of sexual misconduct.

All instances of harassment or sexual misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator
Pamela Barkett
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
(864) 294-3730
Deputy Title IX Coordinators    
Jason Cassidy
AVP & Dean of Students (864) 294-2093
Idella Glenn
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (864) 294-3104
Paula Gabbert
Associate Academic Dean
(864) 294-2064
Assistant Chief Human Resources Officer
(864) 294-3102
Kristen Davis
Human Resources Generalist
(864) 294-3101
Elaine Baker
Associate Athletic Director/
Senior Woman Admin/Sports Medicine
(864) 294-2130

What on and off-campus resources are available to me?

Is there any place on campus where I can report concerns that maintains confidentiality?

Chaplain's Office  (864) 294-2133  
Counseling Center (student's only) (864) 294-3031

What other resources are available on campus?

Housing & Residence Life (864) 294-2092
Human Resources (864) 294-2217
Sexual Assault Advocates:
      1. Berkey, Jessica Associate Director, Student Activities (864) 294-2068
      2. Boyd, Stephanie Alcohol & Drug Education Coordinator (864) 294-2292
      3. Frazier, Chermanda Assistant Director, Residence Life (864) 294-2955
      4. Helms, Greer Assistant Director, Residence Life (864) 294-2345
      5. Irwin, Kristin Assistant Director, Career Services (864) 294-2106
      6. Strobel, Marian Faculty - History (864) 294-3072
Student Health Services (864) 294-2180
Student Life (864) 294-2202
University Police Department (864) 294-2111

What resources are available off campus?

Campus Conduct Hotline (866) 943-5787 
Julie Valentine Center for Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Recovery (864) 467-3633  

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


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