Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681)

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination, including pregnancy-related discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual violence, in all activities and programs of educational institutions receiving federal funds, which includes the University of Georgia.  See:

Although historically associated with sex equality in athletics, Title IX applies to all University services and academic programs both on and off campus including, but not limited to:

  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Class assignments & course offerings
  • Academic advising & instruction
  • Evaluation & grading
  • Discipline
  • Athletics
  • Housing
  • Health and counseling services
  • Recreational, residential life & extracurricular services and programs
  • Employment of faculty, staff and graduate assistants, including the recruitment, consideration and selection processes.

All University community members must comply with Title IX, including, without limitation: students, faculty, staff, university administrators, coaches, counselors and visitors.

Title IX Inquiries or Complaints
Title IX inquiries or complaints should be directed to:

E. Janyce Dawkins, JD/MBA
Director & Title IX Coordinator
Equal Opportunity Office
Holmes Hunter Building – Suite 119
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-7912 (ph)
(706) 542-2822 (fax)


U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481

Region IV – Atlanta
​Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 16T70
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
(800) 368-1019 (ph)
(800) 537-7697 (TDD)
(404) 562-7881 (local)

An OCR complaint form is also available online.   

Gender Equity in Athletics
Questions or complaints about gender equity in UGA’s athletic programs should be directed to:

Dr. Carla Williams
Executive Associate Athletic Director
Senior Woman Administrator
1 Selig Circle
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-9036

Types of Discrimination