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Case Name University of South Carolina ED-SC-0001
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State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Education
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
In 2010, after receiving a report of race discrimination on the University of South Carolina ("USC") campus, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") examined USC's policies and practices related to the handling of complaints of discrimination and harassment under federal ... read more >
In 2010, after receiving a report of race discrimination on the University of South Carolina ("USC") campus, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") examined USC's policies and practices related to the handling of complaints of discrimination and harassment under federal civil rights laws, including Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following its investigation, the DOJ reached a settlement agreement, under which USC agreed to improve its policies and practices; train students, faculty and administrators on their responsibilities under USC's policies; and respond to such complaints in a timely and effective manner. USC was also to train select administrators, faculty and students to lead future trainings on campus; adopt revised anti-discrimination and harassment policies before the start of the 2011-12 school year; and initiate training during the spring 2012 semester.

Heather Turner - 06/05/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Defendant-type
College/University
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Title IV, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000c et seq.
Defendant(s) University of South Carolina
Plaintiff Description Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2010 - 2012
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity Through the State Courts
By: Michael Rebell (Columbia University, and Campaign for Educational Equity)
Citation: (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
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Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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