What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 & its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R Part 106 provides that “no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

At the University of West Georgia, 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.

The Title IX Coordinator monitors UWG’s compliance with Title IX, oversees investigation and adjudication of complaints, and delivers Title IX training to the UWG community. 

Reporting Options

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

  • Report to the University
    Title IX Office Email

    Erin Williams, J.D.
    Interim Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resources - Aycock Hall

    Deputy Title IX Coordinators

    Terri Walthour
    Interim Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO; Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Aycock Hall

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

    Xavier Whitaker, Ed.D.
    Sr. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Campus Center

  • Report to Law Enforcement
    University Police

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

  • Confidential Reporting for Students
    Health Services


    Counseling Center


    UWG Patient Advocates

    Corey Hindman, Advocate

  • Additional Reporting Options

    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
    US Department of Education

    61 Forsyth St. S.W.
    Suite 19T10
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8927
    Telephone: Phone(404) 974-9406
    Fax: Fax404 974 9471