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.”

Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, unwanted behavior such as dating violence, nonconsensual sexual contact, 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 Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators

    Claudia Lyerly, Ed.D.
    Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resources - Aycock Hall

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

     Xavier Whitaker, Ed.D.
    Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Campus Center

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

  • 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

    Jill Hendricks, Ed.S., LPC
    Associate Director/Advocate

    Corey Hindman, Advocate

    Jamie Gaddy, 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