Title IX at Greenville Technical College

Members of the Greenville Technical College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination. Additionally, all members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

Greenville Technical College complies with the provisions of Title IX and all other applicable non-discrimination laws and regulations.

Policy on Non-Discrimination
Greenville Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin or ethnic group, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age in educational programs and activities as required by Title IX.

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 Greenville 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.

ABOUT SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION

Sex-based discrimination and harassment is unwelcome, pervasive conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile environment.  It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances;
  • Stalking;
  • Requests for sexual favors, including “Quid Pro Quo”;
  • Other verbal and non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
  • Sexual violence;
  • Gender-based or gender identity-based harassment.

Title IX violations can occur between:

  • A student and another student;
  • A student and an employee;
  • An employee and another employee;
  • A student or employee and a third party (not associated with the college).

Title IX violations can occur:

  • On any college-owned or leased property;
  • At college-sponsored events regardless of location;
  • On-line (including social media and text messaging)*;
  • Anywhere in which individuals associated with the college could be present*.

*when it is determined that the misconduct could have an on-campus impact or impact the educational mission of the college.

 

RETALIATION

Retaliation, in any form, against anyone involved in a Title IX investigation will not be tolerated.

If you know or suspect that someone is the victim of retaliation as a result of their affiliation with an investigation, contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator immediately.

REPORTING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS

If you feel you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination or know someone who has, please report it immediately using one of the methods below.  Please include as much detail as possible. 

Throughout this process the college will protect the confidentiality and privacy of a Reporting Party to the extent possible under the law.   The college will make every reasonable effort to abide by a Reporting Party’s wish to remain anonymous; however, the college will balance requests for anonymity/confidentiality with the safety of other members of the community.

RESOURCES

Title IX Coordinator 
Michael Chasteen (864) 250-8144

Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Courtney Stokes (864) 250-8989

GTC Counseling Department 
CounselingServices@gvltec.edu  (864) 250-8322

GTC Campus Police  (864) 250-8911

Dean of Students  
Brett Gaffney  (864) 250-8100

Associate Dean of Students
Travis Gleaton  (864) 236-6523

VP for Student Services 
Dr. Matteel Jones  (864) 250-8177

Greenville Mental Health  (864) 241-1040

Julie Valentine Center  (864) 467-3633
(sexual assault)

New Horizons  (864) 729-8330
(dental, medical, counseling)

Safe Harbor  (864) 567-3636
(domestic violence)

Resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault
www.notalone.gov