What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or by subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance.”

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all college programs and activities, including but not limited to, admissions, recruiting, financial aid, academic programs, student services, counseling and guidance, athletics, housing, and employment.


Any person (whether or not alleged to be the victim) may report sex or gender discrimination or harassment, including Sexual Harassment, in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator found below in the Notice of Nondiscrimination.

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, BCCC has designated the following employees as individuals with the authority to institute corrective measures on behalf of BCCC: Senior Staff, Academic Deans, Continuing Education Directors, Division Directors, and Human Resources Director and Specialist. Accordingly, these employees are required to report discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender to the Title IX Coordinator.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Beaufort County Community College(“BCCC”), in compliance with and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations (“Title IX”) and other civil rights laws, as well as in furtherance of its own values as a higher education institution, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities. Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the values and standards of the BCCC community; are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the BCCC community expects and deserves; and will not be tolerated.BCCC is committed to providing programs, activities, and an education and work environment free from discrimination and harassment and to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting and fair and timely resolution of those behaviors. Inquiries concerning discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender may be referred to BCCC’s Title IX Coordinator, Stacey Gerard, or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Mark Nelson.

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Stacey Gerard, Vice President of Continuing Education
Building 8, Room 808A

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Mark Nelson, Vice President of Administrative Services
Building 1, Room 208

Individuals also may make inquiries regarding discrimination or harassment to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Phone: 800-421-3481
email: OCR@ed.gov.

Title IX Training Modules

As required by the Title IX Final Rule, we are providing access to the slides for all our Title IX Training Modules:

Training and Prevention​

Please call a Title IX Officer to schedule a workshop for your class or campus organization!

BCCC Employees: An online Title IX training module is available 24/7 in Blackboard. To access, please visit the BCCC Professional Development Portal course and log-in with your BCCC username and password at the prompt.

Contact Us

BCCC’s Title IX officers have responsibilities related to preventing and addressing sex and gender discrimination or harassment within the college.

Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Stacey Gerard

Vice President of Continuing Education

Title IX Deputy Coordinator: Mark Nelson

Vice President of Administrative Services