Lander University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Lander University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission.

Lander University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid.  This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy of Non-Discrimination is intended to meet Lander University ‘s responsibilities under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Violence Against Women Act, the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act and applicable provisions of the South Carolina Human Affairs Law.

Please review Lander University's Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Non-Harassment Policy and the Employee Handbook to learn more about the various types of prohibited conduct, rights of involved parties, and the applicable grievance and resolution procedures.

 

Complaint Options 

A complaint may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by phone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, in-person to appropriate contact personnel listed below or via the online complainant form. When brought to the attention of Lander University, any such discrimination will be promptly and fairly addressed and remedied by Lander University in accordance with the appropriate grievance process. 

Inquiries or complaints of discrimination or harassment may be addressed to the following individuals on campus:

Tracy Clifton, Title IX Coordinator/Student Bias Complaints
Office: Grier Student Center GC-346
Phone: 864-388-8055           
Email: tclifton@lander.edu

Jalysa Green, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students/Civil Rights Investigator
Office: Grier Student Center GC-346
Phone: 864-388-8905
Email: jgreen@lander.edu

London Thomas, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and ADA Employee Liaison
Office: WN 102 Human Resources
Phone: 864-388-8051
Email: lthomas@lander.edu

Erin Nodine, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Athletes
Office: Horne Arena
Phone: 864-388-8554
Email: enodine@lander.edu

Sam Abney, Director of Disability Services
Office: Genesis Hall
Phone: 864-388-8885
Email: sabney@lander.edu

Cheryl Lewis, ADA Employee Liaison
Office: WN 102 Human Resources
Phone: 864-388-8237
Email: clewis1@lander.edu

 

Internal Complaint Forms

File a Title IX Complaint

File a Discrimination/Bias Complaint

 

External Resources

Inquiries may also be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

 

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
By e-mail to education@usdoj.gov
By telephone at (202) 514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)
By fax at (202) 514-8337

 

For complaints involving employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Greenville, SC Local Office
Location: 301 N. Main Street, Suite 1402, Greenville, SC 29601-9916
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: 864-241-4416
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

 

Related Links:

Title IX

Americans with Disabilities

Student Disability Services

Protecting Minors on Campus

 

Other Complaint Options:

Hazing Complaint Form

Student Complaints and Inquiries (General Complaints: Instructional and/or Non-Instructional)