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 here at the University of West Georgia 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 complaints, and carries out on-going Title IX trainings.

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
    678-839-2981

    Juanita Hicks
    Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Aycock Hall
    678-839-6424

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

    Laura Clayton Eady
    Assistant Athletics Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
    Athletic Operation Building
    678-839-9364

  • Report to Law Enforcement
    University Police

    To report an incident or to reach other offices after hours:
    678-839-6000

  • Confidential Reporting for Students
    Health Services

    678-839-6452

    Counseling Center

    678-839-6428

    UWG Patient Advocates

    Jill Hendricks, Ed.S., LPC
    Associate Director/Advocate
    678-839-0641

    Corey Hindman, Advocate
    678-839-5338

    Jamie Gaddy, Advocate
    678-839-6452

     
  • 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: (404) 974-9406
    Fax: 404 974 9471
    Email: