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Following the discussion and decision, the appropriate university representative will provide a written response to the
student outlining the decision within five business days.
If this response does not resolve the issue, the grievance may continue through the following process in order:
1. Dean of Student Life
In each instance the student with the grievance should contact the next office within three business days of notification from
the previous office. The CIU official will reply back within five business days of notification from the student filing the
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex
in education programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or
sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. According to Title IX, the perceived
perpetrator may be any member of the CIU community, current student or employee, male or female. If a student, male or
female, believes that he/she has been a victim of discrimination on the basis of sex, it should be immediately reported to
the Dean of Student Life.
Title IX Compliance Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational
program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of
sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
Columbia International University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and
provides resources and services to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination,
including sexual violence.
Sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence have a profound impact on a victim's academic,
social, working, and personal life, and negatively affects victims' friends and families, other students, co-workers, and
members of the university community. To combat this complex problem, CIU provides resources and educational
programs designed to prevent sexual violence and other acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, provide
information about what to do when an incident has occurred, and increase awareness of campus and community
resources for support and response.
Victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence are encouraged to seek
support and report the incident. CIU has appointed a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators to oversee CIU’s
response to Title IX complaints, develop training and education programs/materials for faculty, staff and students, as well
as monitor the effectiveness of CIU’s Title IX compliance efforts.
If a person believes that a violation has occurred, please report it to the appropriate CIU office listed below. CIU will not
tolerate any form of retaliation towards a person reporting a violation. A comprehensive policy is available online in the
Student Life section ofmy.ciu.edu
Title IX Compliance Officers:
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Jim Lanpher, Office of the Provost, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203.
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Employee related compliance matters:
Don Jones, Director of Human Resources, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC
29203. (803)807-5009 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics related compliance matters:
James Whitaker, Athletics Director, Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203. (803)
Student and general compliance matters: