Title IX Compliance at UWG
Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:
"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."
--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Notice of Non-Discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The University of West Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment or admissions and prohibits such discrimination by students, faculty and staff. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.). Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence and stalking.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it has the effect of interfering with, denying or limiting someone’s ability to participate in a or benefit from the university’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differential (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

Sexual misconduct is a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX. Sexual misconduct refers to “physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use or drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.” Sexual misconduct includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

Complaints regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct can be reported to any of the following individuals:


Claudia Lyerly
Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources - Aycock Hall

Juanita Hicks
Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Aycock Hall

Laura Clayton Eady
Assistant Athletics Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
Athletic Operation Building, Room 242

Report sexual misconduct or harassment using our online form.