Statement of Non-Discrimination

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. Inquiries concerning the federal laws and their application to the College may be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer, the Director of Human Resources, Marie Howell, 3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118, 803-535-1207, who serves as the College’s Section 504, Title II, and Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Information

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to the discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C §1681

Title IX prohibits:

•    Gender Discrimination
•    Sexual Harassment
•    Sexual Assault
•    Stalking
•    Intimate Partner/Relationship Violence
•    Bullying and Cyberbullying
•    Retaliation

To ensure compliance with Title IX, the College has a Title IX Coordinator as the primary contact responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the College’s non-discrimination policy and for making the policy available to the College community.

OCtech Policy Link:

Policy 8.004

Inquiries concerning the application of these laws to programs and activities of the College or any individual who believes he or she has been discriminated against in violation of the College’s non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination or who has witnessed discrimination against another may obtain information and assistance regarding the College’s policies and procedures from the following resources:

Employee and Applicant Contact:


Marie S. Howell

HR Director, EEO Officer, and
Title IX Coordinator
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Building A, Office 1001C
803-535-1207
howellms@octech.edu

Student Contact:

Dr. Sandra Davis
V.P. for Student Services and Deputy Title IX
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Building S, Office 126
803-535-1218
davisss@octech.edu

Individuals with inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may also contact:

Washington DC (Metro)
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020
FAX: 202-453-6021; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov