The Office of Title IX & Equal Opportunity 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 PL 4002 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment 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 discrimination and harassment should be reported to any of the following:

Title IX Office

Blake Wingo
Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Officer
Office of Legal Affairs - Parker Hall
Phone: 678-839-4977
Fax: 678-839-4798

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

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

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

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

UWG Cares

Anyone (including students, faculty, staff and parents) may use this form to report discrimination or harassment. 

University Police

To report an incident or to reach other offices after hours:


Health Services

Counseling Center

UWG Patient Advocates
Corey Hindman, Advocate

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
Fax: 404-974-9471