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, sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, dating violence, domestic violence 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 

    Claudia Lyerly, Ed.D.
    Social Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resources - Aycock Hall
    Phone678-839-2981
    Email

    Erin Taylor, J.D.
    Social Equity Support Specialist 
    Human Resources - Aycock Hall
    678-839-5344

    Deputy TItle IX Coordinators

    Christina Brogdon
    Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, CHRO; Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Aycock Hall
    Phone678-839-6424
    Email

    Laura Clayton Eady
    Assistant Athletics Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
    Athletic Operation Building
    Phone678-839-9364
    Email

    Xavier Whitaker, Ed.D.
    Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Campus Center
    678-839-6423

  • Report to Law Enforcement
    University Police

    To report an incident or to reach other offices after hours:
    Phone678-839-6000

  • Confidential Reporting for Students
    Health Services

    Phone678-839-6452

    Counseling Center

    Phone678-839-6428

    UWG Patient Advocates

    Jill Hendricks, Ed.S., LPC
    Associate Director/Advocate
    Phone678-839-0641
    Email

    Corey Hindman, Advocate
    Phone678-839-5338

    Jamie Gaddy, Advocate
    Phone678-839-6452
    Email

     
  • 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
    Email: