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Title IX

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What is Title IX

Title IX LogoTitle 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.

Any student, Faculty*, or Staff* member who believes he or she has experienced or witnessed discrimination including sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking are encouraged to report such incidents to the Title IX Coordinators:

Title IX Coordinators

Dr. Melissa Batten
Vice President for Student Affairs
Building 1100, Room 107A
Conway, SC
Jackie Snyder
Vice President, Human Resources & Employee Relations
Building 200, Room 212A
Conway, SC
Tara Lahnen
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Building 200, Room 212E
Conway, SC

* 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).

HGTC Resources:

  1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Counseling Services
  1. Public Safety
  1. Title IX@HGTC – Information Guide
  2. Title IX Training

Local Resources

  1. Family Justice Center
  2. Rape Crisis Center

National & Statewide Resources

  1. DoD Safe Helpline (Military) - 877-995-5247
  2. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) - 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  3. FBI Human Trafficking Division - 888-373-7888
  4. Harriet Hancock LGBT Center - 803-771-7713
  5. SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault - 803-256-2900 | Toll Free 800-260-9293
  6. Take the pledge against sexual assault - http://itsonus.org/#pledge

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)


US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights

D. Stafford and Associates