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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

The College of Charleston is committed to promoting and protecting a learning and living environment where civil discourse, respect for the individual and appreciation for the diversity of human experiences are valued as compelling academic interest. The College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex and provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns.

Kimberly Gertner, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Title IX Coordinator, has been designated the administrator to oversee Title IX compliance-related responsibilities for the College. Additionally, Sarina Russotto, Chief EEO Investigative Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Leya Nelson, Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Investigations and Education, and Jeri Cabot, Dean of Students, serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinators. Ms. Russotto is responsible for conducting investigations where complaints are made against employees. Ms. Nelson is responsible for conducting investigations where complaints are made against or involving students. Together, the team trains students and employees on important topics such as how to identify and report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and other sexual misconduct, College policies and procedures, and on and off-campus resources.

The materials below provide additional information and resources for members of the campus community.

Coordinators will provide information on all options for complaint resolution.  They will work closely with the Office of Victim Services, the Sexual Misconduct Committee, Office of Public Safety as well as other offices on campus to educate the campus community about Title IX.