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Complaint Procedures

Discrimination and harassment are against the law and University policy. It is the policy of the University to enforce strictly campus policies, which prohibit acts of discrimination against or harassment of students based on:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Genetics
  • Veteran Status

Any student with a complaint of discrimination or discriminatory harassment should contact the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity. Students can file complaints against faculty, staff, other students, student organizations, or any entity affiliated with or doing business with the University. If you feel that you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, based on any of the above protected bases, contact the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity for assistance, or submit your information to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity using the Complaint Form, below.

Complaint Form:

Harrassment Complaint Form

You may submit the form by fax, by mail or in person.

To Fax:
- Complete the form.
- Print the form.
- Fax to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (864) 503-5364 (fax).

To Mail or Return in Person:
- Complete the form.
- Mail or return the completed form to:

University of South Carolina Upstate
Attn: Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Note: For the PDF version, you must have the full version of Adobe Acrobat to save the completed form. If you only have Adobe Reader (a free program), you will need to print the form and fax, or you will need to use the online submission form.

The Office of Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity will also:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Assist you in finding options to resolve your concerns
  • Clarify and explain University non-discrimination policies and procedures and how they may apply to you
  • Advise you of the University's confidentiality practices
  • Refer you to other departments or offices for additional support or mediation as appropriate
  • Advise you of your rights and recourse under the law and University policy

If you decide to file a complaint, the staff will:

  • Walk you through the complaint process
  • Ask you to provide a written statement about the incident(s)
  • Provide an opportunity for you to identify witnesses or individuals who will support your claim
  • Investigate the complaint
  • Keep you informed of the progress of the investigation
  • Advise you of the outcome of the investigation
  • Direct the findings of the investigation to appropriate University personnel for review and appropriate action

EOP complaints should be filed no less than 180 days from the date of the alleged incident(s).  

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USC Upstate
800 University Way
Administration Building, Rm 310
Phone: 864-503-5344
Fax: 864-503-5364
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