Members of the Coastal Carolina University community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which include sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
Coastal Carolina University believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to a responsible employee’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.
This policy applies to allegations of sexual misconduct that take place on Coastal Carolina University property or at university-sponsored events, regardless of their location. It may also apply to allegations of sexual misconduct that occur off-campus or online when it is determined that the conduct could have an on-campus impact or an impact on the educational mission of the University.