Unlawful Discrimination

Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity monitors the University's compliance with federal and state regulations and university policies related to Affirmative Action. The office also supports a non-discriminatory and harassment-free learning and working environment. Applicants for employment, employees and prospective and enrolled students of the university are protected against discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation and genetics.

Incidents of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation are against the law and University policy. The University enforces the equal opportunity policies which prohibit acts of discrimination, harassment and retaliation against faculty, staff, and students based on:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Citizenship status
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Familia status
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Genetics
  • HIV/AIDS Status
  • Military/Veteran Status
  • National Origin
  • Pregnancy/Related Medical Condition/Breastfeeding
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

Any individual with an allegation of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, based on the protected classes above, involving faculty, staff, students, student organizations, or any entity affiliated with or doing business with the University, should contact the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator. For more information on the university’s response to unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, please review our reporting process, support , and resources, available at USC Upstate.

Civil Rights Violation Report

Report a concern regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, based on a legally protected class. Any individual can make a report by submitting an online report via the reporting link below, sending an email to titleix@uscupstate.edu, by calling (864) 503-7193, mail, or in person.

Make a Report