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.


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

Claudia Lyerly
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
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, Room 242
678-839-9364

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: