The Office of Title IX & Equal Opportunity is responsible for ensuring the University of West Georgia complies with applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination based on 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.

For additional information, refer to BOR Policy 6.7 and UWG PL 4002 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment.  

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, staff, contractors, vendors, visitors, and guests. 

Reporting Options

Report complaints of discrimination and harassment to any of the following:.

Title IX Office 
Blake Wingo
Title IX Coordinator & Equal Opportunity Officer
Office of Legal Affairs - Mandeville Hall (room 211)
Phone: 678-839-4977
Fax: 678-839-4798

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Jordan
Assoc. Vice President for Student Affairs; Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Campus Center
Phone: 678-839-6423

UWG Cares
Anyone (including students, faculty, staff, and parents) may use the UWG Cares Report form to report discrimination or harassment. 

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 Advocate
Corey Hindman, Advocate

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