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Interpersonal Violence

Laws and Policies

Interpersonal violence is prohibited by federal legislation and University of South Carolina policy, which guide the university's efforts in prevention, reporting and response.

These laws, acts and policies are administered by various entities within the university. The brief descriptions below explain how the items relate to interpersonal violence, and the link connects you to the appropriate office for more information.

Title IX

Title IX protects students from gender discrimination, including sexual violence and sexual harassment. The university's Title IX coordinator oversees Title IX-related policies and procedures, including complaints, investigations and resolutions.

Clery Act

The Clery Act sets standards for documenting and publicizing campus crime statistics. The university’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes information and crime statistics for the three previous years. Our Law Enforcement and Safety division monitors the statistics and produces the report.

Campus SaVE Act

The Campus SaVE Act prescribes requirements for campus sexual assault prevention, reporting and discipline. The act is an element of the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and an amendment to the Clery Act.

University Policies

In addition to federal, state and local laws, university policies govern the behavior of members of the university community, who are expected to comply on and off campus. Acts of sexual violence, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated and are a violation of university policy. The provost coordinates university policy.

Good Samaritan Policy

Consistent with the sentiment behind Chapter 53, Title 44, Article 19, of the Code of Laws for South Carolina (Drug or Alcohol-Related Overdose Medical Treatment), any student who files a complaint or who acts as a third-party witness in an investigation under this policy will not be subject to punitive disciplinary action by the office of student conduct for using and/or consuming alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the alleged incident, provided that any such alcohol or drug use does not place the health or safety of any other student at risk. 

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