Equal Employment Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University is committed to ensuring that all persons are able to learn, work and enjoy a workplace, educational and living environment that is free from discriminatory harassment, treatment or services. The policy of equality extends to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the university. It applies to: (1) persons who wish to participate in and benefit from programs and activities along with those who are now participants; and (2) persons seeking employment and those employed. Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA), and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008, provide for previously excluded or neglected classes of people to share fully in the American way of life. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era is prohibited. It is the policy of Coastal Carolina University that no person be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to, discrimination in any program or activity of the University. It is also the policy in the University to recruit, hire, train and promote employees without unlawful discrimination.
To ensure compliance with equal employment opportunity programs, the President of the University has designated an EEO Officer as the primary contact responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the University’s EEO related policies, including non-discrimination, and for making the policy available to the University community. In addition, an EEO Investigator has been appointed to fully investigate matters reported and recommend any steps to be taken.
Inquiries concerning the application of these laws to programs and activities of Coastal Carolina University or any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of the University's EEO Policy (on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability or veteran status) or who has witnessed discrimination against another, may obtain information and assistance regarding the University's policies and responsive processes from the following resources:
- Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff and students with inquiries concerning the application of EEO programs and activities are encouraged to contact:
Kimberly B. Sherfesee, MA SPHR
Coastal Carolina University
95 University Boulevard
- Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff and students with inquiries regarding allegations of discrimination are encouraged to contact:
Denise Perez, MS
EEO Investigator/Title IX Coordinator
Coastal Carolina University
Kearns Hall 104B
Confidentially report any allegations of discrimination at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/39758/index.html
- Individuals with inquiries concerning the application of EEO may also contact:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/howtofile.cfm