Protected Rights and Title IX - Coastal Carolina University
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EEO and Title IX


What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including Coastal Carolina University. This means that the University’s educational programs and activities must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.


Title IX Coordinator

All educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. Title IX coordinator(s) play a critical role in helping a school ensure that every person affected by its operations, including faculty, staff and students, is aware of their legal rights under Title IX and that the school and all of its employees, through its policies, procedures and practices, complies with its legal obligations. 


EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity)

For information about EEO at CCU, click here.


Antoinette Bellamy, Director of Protected Rights and Title IX Coordinator can be reached at or 843-349-2382.