Title IX & Equal Opportunity
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.
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.
Complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination should be reported to any of the following:
Title IX Office
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
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