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Title IX - Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Winthrop University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and in other activities operated by the University and is required by Title IX, and specifically 34 C.F.R. Part 106.9, not to discriminate in such a manner. This extends to employees of and applicants for employment or admission to Winthrop University.

For any questions regarding harassment and discrimination or reporting procedures, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (803) 323-2273 or email  If an employee of Winthrop University learns of any information that could relate to a sexual assault involving anyone within the Winthrop community, please contact Human Resources or if after hours or unable to reach the office immediately, please refer to the Employee Checklist.  Other helpful resources, including a chart of resources for victims are provided below.

Dr. Kimberly Faust serves as the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns may be directed as follows:

Dr. Kimberly Faust
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
114 Tillman Hall
(803) 323-2225

Training Resources
Harassment and Discrimination Training

Additional Resources
Employee Sexual Assault Protocol Checklist
Sexual Misconduct Support Flowchart
Sexual Misconduct Information Report Form
U.S. Department of Education Title IX Information
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Student Handbook
Human Resources
303 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4861 (fax)
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