The following policies are administered by the appropriate office at UGA, and are provided as references for those looking to participate in the investigative process.
Equal Opportunity Office (EOO)
The University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status by any member of the University Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for any member of the University Community. Incidents of harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal or expulsion from the University.
This policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct, which 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 University of Georgia (“UGA”) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study for all, including individuals with disabilities. To that end and in compliance with federal and state laws, this policy (“Policy”) provides general guidelines and permitted uses of animals assisting individuals with disabilities while on UGA property.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The University of Georgia (“UGA”), as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. UGA is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, working, and studying. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, University System of Georgia (“USG”) policy, and UGA policy, UGA prohibits the harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status by any member of the UGA Community, on campus, in connection with a UGA program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for any member of the UGA Community. Incidents of harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal or expulsion from UGA.
Individuals, including UGA students and employees, and participants in UGA’s programs or activities, may be entitled to reasonable accommodations or modifications for a disability. The Director of the Equal Opportunity Office is the designated ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and is responsible for UGA’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations.
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. The Director of the Equal Opportunity Office is the designated Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for UGA’s compliance with Title IX, and other related statutes and regulations.
Complaint procedures related to prohibited discrimination and harassment are found in the UGA Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy and the USG Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Any inquiries or complaints involving the abovementioned laws or policies may be addressed to the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office and Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:
For assistance with reporting matters of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, you may also reach out to your campus or area Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Gender Equity in Athletics
1 Selig Circle
Athens, GA 30602
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Gwinnett Campus
Dr. Laura Crawley
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA 30223
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Buckhead Campus
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, NE Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30326
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (800) 421-3481 or email@example.com. For the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, visit https://ocrcas.ed.gov/contact-ocr.
If you wish to fill out a complaint online with the agency, please contact OCR via the form provided here: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Qiana N. Wilson
Director, Equal Opportunity Office
Revised: March 2022
Consistent with the requirements of applicable federal and state law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as such laws may be revised or amended, with their respective applicable implementing regulations, including Title 34, Subtitle B, Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations and with the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy of the University of Georgia ("UGA"), UGA does not discriminate on the basis of sex in employment, programs, services, or activities.
All recruitment is conducted without regard to sex except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification ("BFOQ"). There are presently no positions at UGA for which sex is a BFOQ. There are, however, positions having job-related physical requirements that are not sex-based and that are not used as a subterfuge for exclusion of females. Both male and female applicants, students, employees, recipients of programs and services, and participants in activities have an equal opportunity to apply and be considered for any available job, program, service, or activity for which they are qualified.
UGA does not make any distinction based upon sex, either in employment opportunities, wages, hours, and benefits, conditions of employment or as to the normal age of retirement. Any conditions of employment or eligibility for programs, services, or activities related of marital status, parental status, or age shall apply regardless of sex. UGA provides appropriate and comparable physical facilities for both males and females.
Policy regarding leaves of absence applies equally to all employees regardless of sex. Employees availing themselves of maternity leave are permitted to work as long as allowed by their health care providers and may return to work in like manner. No mandatory time limits exist for maternity or any disability leave. Disability due to pregnancy shall be considered as any other disability and appropriate sick leave provisions shall apply.
UGA does not restrict one sex to a certain classification. Notification of all job opportunities is made available to all employees, regardless of sex, and all employees are encouraged to apply, regardless of sex. Both male and female employees within a job class have equal access to any training programs. Violations of the UGA policy on sexual harassment will be treated as a form of discrimination subject to the same level of vigilance, enforcement, and sanction as other forms of discrimination.
Sexual harassment policy is currently administered by the Equal Opportunity Office and may be reviewed on the Equal Opportunity Website.
The Title VII and Title IX Officer of the UGA is the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office, E. Janyce Dawkins. Inquiries regarding this sex discrimination policy should be directed to the office of the undersigned at the address and telephone number below.
Director, Equal Opportunity Office
Revised: November 2015
ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Pursuant to applicable federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Revised Order 4, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as such laws may be revised or amended, with their respective applicable implementing regulations, including Title 34, Subtitle B, Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (collectively, "applicable laws") and to applicable policies ("policies") of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the President of The University of Georgia ("UGA"), UGA continues its affirmative implementation of equal opportunity to employees, students, covered contractors and vendors, and applicants for employment, admission, or contractor or vendor status. UGA will act in matters of employment, admissions, programs, services, and activities free of prohibited bias with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information and disability.
Accordingly, UGA will not discriminate in employment, admissions, programs, services, or activities with regard to any position for which the applicant, employee, or student is qualified and will make reasonable accommodation for disabilities. UGA provides this certification of equal employment opportunity as a federal fund recipient, contractor, and vendor or supplier to federal contractors and requires like certification from non-exempt vendors, suppliers, and sub contractors.
The Affirmative Action Plan implementing applicable law is administered by the undersigned. Telephone inquiries concerning this Plan may be directed to her office at (706) 542-7912.
Equal Opportunity Office
Revised: November 2015
PROTECTED VETERANS - FACULTY, STAFF AND JOB APPLICANTS
The University of Georgia ("UGA'') is a government contractor subject to Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 ("Act") that requires contractors to apply affirmative action guidelines to the employment and advancement of Vietnam era veterans and qualified disabled veterans.
The University of Georgia agrees to take affirmative action to employ and treat qualified veterans without discrimination based upon their disability or veteran’s status in all employment practices. The University will ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements without regard to disability or veteran status.
All University personnel policies and practices are reviewed in order to prevent the addition of qualification requirements that may eliminate consideration of persons with disabilities or qualified veterans. All position qualifications are reviewed to ensure they are job-related or consistent with business necessity and the safe performance of the job.
The University prohibits retaliatory action against any employee or applicant for employment who identifies as a veteran or who makes a charge of employment discrimination or participates in an investigation or inquiry into an employment discrimination complaint.
Equal Opportunity Office
Revised: August 2018
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PLAN
In accordance with federal law, recipients of federal financial assistance, including the University of Georgia (“UGA”), are required to comply with the applicable provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as its implementing regulations and Executive Order 13166. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
UGA takes reasonable steps to ensure limited English proficiency (“LEP”) populations have meaningful access to its programs and activities. The U.S. Department of Justice defines LEP individuals as: “Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.” Whether particular barriers need to be removed for an LEP individual is determined on a case-by-case basis. Should the need arise and upon request by an LEP individual, UGA may provide LEP individuals with assistance through various services, so long as the assistance does not unreasonably interfere with academic standards or create an undue burden on the University’s available resources and costs.
UGA’s LEP plan is prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office.
If students, faculty, or staff require assistance with changing the primary language for University-provided Microsoft products, please contact the UGA Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UGA welcomes students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and others from around the world. While our original website content is developed in English, we realize that not all of our viewers are proficient in reading English. To help all who are looking for information on our processes or services, we ask that you utilize one of these translation services - Google Translate and Bing Translate. Simply select your language of preference, enter the UGA URL (e.g., eoo.uga.edu), and click “translate.”
We understand that not all words and concepts translate well into other languages. However, we believe these tools could be useful. Please e-mail the office staff at email@example.com, if you require any further assistance.
Automatic Website Translation
To make the website more accessible to speakers of non-English languages, UGA Extension uses an automated translation service to translate the site in a cost effective and practical manner.
Users can access the translation service via the dropdown in the top right corner of UGA Extension web pages. The service is available in web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Please note that the service is not available in Edge or Internet Explorer.
Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
Any current employee who is arrested, is the subject of a warrant, or charged with a crime (other than a minor traffic offense) shall report such incident to the Office of Legal Affairs within 72 hours of the employee becoming aware of such charge, warrant, or, in the case of an arrest, release from incarceration. Failure to report as required under this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action, including termination of employment.
To define those officials of the University of Georgia (“University”) who are authorized to execute contracts on behalf of the University and to describe the procedure for review and approval of contracts prior to execution.
A grievance or disciplinary review will be available to handle claims that a person has been harmed by any action that violates the policies of either the University of Georgia ("the University") or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia ("the Board of Regents") or for requested disciplinary review pursuant to the University policy.
The University of Georgia is committed to the safety and well-being of children and the prompt reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA)
Guidelines for the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure for instructors and tenure-track faculty.
The Academic Affairs Policy Manual covers the University’s academic policies and procedures.
The authoritative source concerning Board-approved policies and procedures governing academic matters is the Board of Regents Policy Manual. In the event of conflict with the Academic Affairs Policy Manual, the Regents Policy Manual prevails.
The University of Georgia Statutes are expressly subject to the Policies of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
Human Resources (HR)
Office of Student Conduct (SCO)
The Code of Conduct provides information to students and organizations about their rights and responsibilities as members of the UGA community.