Title IX Statement

It is the policy of Claflin University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.

Claflin University has a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators assigned to comply with the “Governing Law” and to respond to inquiries concerning Title IX.


The Title IX Coordinator/a Deputy Coordinator and/or a Campus Police Investigator will meet with an individual who is considering filing a Title IX complaint. At that meeting, information will be provided regarding the process for filing a complaint. For more specific information regarding Title IX, review University Policy Number 200.29: Policy on Harassment. 


Ms. Shirley Biggs

Director of Human Resources
Phone: (803) 535-5268
E-mail: confidential@claflin.edu 






Dr. Leroy Durant
Vice President for Student Development and Services
Phone: (803) 535-5341

Mrs. Marilyn Stacey-Suggs
Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance
Phone: (803) 535-5365
E-mail: mstacey-suggs@claflin.edu

Dr. Patrick Stearns
Associate Professor of Mass Communications
Phone: (803) 535-5721
E-mail: pstearns@claflin.edu

Ms. Marilyn Gibbs
Phone: (803) 535-5309
E-mail: mgibbs@claflin.edu

Mr. Steve Pearson
Chief of Campus Police
Phone: (803) 535-5444
E-mail: spearson@claflin.edu


Human Resources
(803) 535-5635

Campus Police
(803) 535-5444

Student Development and Services
(803) 535-5341

Counseling Department
(803) 535-5285

Health Services
(803) 535-5328

University Chaplain
(803) 535-5150

CASA/Family Systems
(803) 534-2272

NOTE: Please program the number(s)
in your phone in case of an emergency.