Contact Us

Title IX Coordinator

Elizabeth W. Peterson
Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-7193

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Students

Nick Kehrwald
Dean of Students
Phone: 864-503-5107

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Academics

Amanda Karls
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Compliance
Phone: 864-503-5571

Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Athletics

Sarah Gildersleeve Jones
Associate Athletic Director/Student-Athlete Enrichment and SWA
Phone: 864-503-5052

If you have questions about the application of Title IX at USC Upstate, our reporting process, supportive measures, or resources (on-campus and off-campus), please contact the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Please know the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are not confidential resources. Your communications will be kept private, and only shared with individuals who have a need to know. Confidential resources can be found here.

For further information on Title IX or to file a complaint, you may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100; Phone: 800-421-3481; email:

Title IX Violation Report

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation, at USC Upstate, you can report it. Any individual can make a report by submitting an online report via the reporting link below, sending an email to, by calling (864) 503-7193, mail, or in person.

Please know that the submission of a report will not automatically initiate a formal complaint process but will serve as an initial step to assess whether a violation of university policy and Title IX has occurred and will connect those impacted with supportive measures and resources.