COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the College’s commitment to public health during the COVID-19 social distancing protocols, the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs will be moving to an off campus working model until restrictions are lifted. Contact with the EOP office can be made by calling or emailing to the information found below. EOP is dedicated to ensuring continuity of supportive and interim measures for individuals at the College of Charleston. 

We understand that needs can shift during this time, so we welcome communication with our office so we may best support our students, faculty, and staff. Arrangements may be made to meet via Zoom or teleconference, depending on the need and resources of the individual contacting EOP. We will continue to strive to be adaptable and dynamic to meet the needs of our community.

Investigations and hearings will be conducted remotely, and remedies provided, to assure that any discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.  Please note:  University policies (http://eop.cofc.edu/policies-and-procedures/index.php) on discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur in person between members of the university community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct.  Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect under remote conditions just as they would if they were at work or in class physically.

Anyone impacted by discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct, or anybody needing to discuss or request a reasonable accommodation, is encouraged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity immediately to make a report and/or to inquire about resources that remain available both on- and off-campus. Staff are available to provide information, guidance, and other resources to address concerns during normal business hours and we will be regularly checking email and voicemail accounts to respond to any inquiries we receive during this time.