Title IX Information

Title IX & Discrimination

Members of the Florence-Darlington 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.

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

Policy on Non-Discrimination

Florence-Darlington 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.

Specifically Title IX states 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. Sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against an individual who, in good faith, asserts his or her rights under Title IX or other applicable federal laws and state laws prohibiting illegal discrimination.

All students (as well as other persons) at Florence-Darlington 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.

Training Materials for Title IX Personnel
About Sexual Harassment under Title IX

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


Florence-Darlington Technical College does not and will not tolerate retaliation, in any form, against anyone involved in a Title IX investigation.

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 immediately.

Pregnancy Accommodations

Title IX provides protections to ensure you are NOT being discriminated against based on pregnancy. Protections include: medical appointments, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, and recovery needed afterwards.

  • Professors’ policies and practices also cannot discriminate against students because of pregnancy or related conditions.
  • Universities must treat pregnancy as they would a disability by allowing excused absences and flexibility in turning in assignments and/or taking exams

These protections were created to ensure that pregnant students can continue their education without significant disruption. Pregnancy can be a trying circumstance. Therefore, utilize every resource available to you!


  • A larger chair or desk
  • Additional breaks during class
  • Rescheduling test or assignment dates
  • Excused absences due to pregnancy-related conditions
  • Submitting work after missed deadline
  • Opportunities to make up missed work

How Do I Request Accommodations or report discrimination due to pregnancy?

Genell Gause

Reporting Possible Violations

If you feel you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination or know someone who has, please report it immediately using the link below or by contacting any Faculty, Staff or Security Officer..  Please include as much detail as possible. 

  • You may also directly contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator
Terry Dingle
Associate Vice President Human Resources/Internal Relations
5000 Building
Office 5215

Genell Gause
AVP Student Services
5000 Building
Office 5316