What is Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
All students (as well as other persons) at Horry-Georgetown Technical College are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of educational programs and activities.
Title IX Coordinators
Vice President, Human Resources & Employee Relations
Building 200, Room 205B
* Faculty and Staff are required to report incidents to the Title IX Coordinators when involving students. The only HGTC employees exempt from mandatory reporting are licensed mental health professionals (only as part of their job description such as counseling services).
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Counseling Services
- Public Safety
- Family Justice Center
- Rape Crisis Center
National & Statewide Resources
- DoD Safe Helpline (Military) - https://www.safehelpline.org | 877-995-5247
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) - https://www.rainn.org | 800-656-HOPE (4673)
- FBI Human Trafficking Division - https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ | 888-373-7888
- Harriet Hancock LGBT Center - http://harriethancockcenter.org | 803-771-7713
- SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault - https://www.sccadvasa.org | 803-256-2900
- National Domestic Violence Hotline - https://www.thehotline.org | 800-799-7233
Take the pledge against sexual assault - http://itsonus.org/#pledge
Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex - including pregnancy and parental status - in educational programs and activities.
According to guidance received from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), under Title IX, colleges must not exclude a pregnant student from participating in any part of an educational program. Horry-Georgetown Technical College is committed to ensuring that pregnant students receive reasonable accommodations to ensure access to our educational programs. Students do not have to drop out of classes or academic programs or change educational plans due to pregnancy.
Policy 3.1.1: Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Statement
Policy 9.3.7: Student Code and Grievance Policy
HGTC’s Title IX Personnel (Coordinators, Investigators, etc.) are required to receive specialized training on dealing with reports of sexual discrimination. The content of that training is available at the links below:
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
- Title IX/VAWA Investigator Training
- Title IX Update: Final Regulations
- Annual Training for Advanced Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators
US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights
D. Stafford and Associates
- 2020 Title IX Regulations: Policy Implications and Practical Application
- Title IX Advisor Training
- Title IX Investigator Training
- Title IX Decision-Maker Training
SC Technical College System Office