What is Title IX?

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is responsible for ensuring the University of West Georgia complies with applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

Please refer to BOR Policy 6.7 and UWG Policy 6.2.3 for additional information.  

Title IX Compliance - Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 et seq.) is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. It reads in part: 

"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." -34 C.F.R. Part 106

At the University of West Georgia, the term "sexual misconduct" includes, but is not limited to, such unwanted behavior as dating violence, domestic violence, nonconsensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual penetration, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and stalking. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations apply to the entire University community, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as contractors, vendors, visitors, and guests. 

Reporting Options

Complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination should be reported to any of the following:

Title IX Office

Erin Williams, J.D.
Associate General Counsel; Interim Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs - Mandeville Hall
678-839-3801

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Terri Walthour
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO; Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Resources - Aycock Hall
678-839-6424 

Laura Clayton-Eady
Associate Athletics Director; Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
Athletic Operation Building
678-839-9364 

Dr. Jennifer Jordan
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Campus Center
678-839-6423
jjordan@westga.edu

University Police

To report an incident or to reach other offices after hours:
678-839-6000

Health Services

678-839-6452

Counseling Center

678-839-6428

UWG Patient Advocates

Corey Hindman, Advocate
678-839-5338
 

Anyone can file an independent complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR). To learn more please contact:

Office of Civil Rights - Atlanta Office
U.S. Department of Education

61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Suite 19T10
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8927
Telephone: 404-974-9406 
Fax: 404-974-9471 
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