Title IX

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 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.



Ms. Shirley Biggs
Director of Human Resources
(803) 535-5268

Deputy Coordinators

Dr. Leroy A. Durant
VP Student Development & Services
(803) 535-5341

Mrs. Leah Cromer
Senior Employee Relations Generalist
(803) 535-5134

Mrs. Marilyn Stacey-Suggs

Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance
(803) 535-5365

Dr. Patrick Stearns
Associate Professor of Mass Communications
(803) 535-5721

Ms. Marilyn Gibbs- Drayton
Library Director
(803) 535-5309

Mr. Steve Pearson
Chief of Campus Police
(803) 535-5444

Reporting Resources

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 these numbers in your phone in case of an emergency.

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