Title IX Compliance at the University of Georgia

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University of Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and reads:

“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.”

The University of Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence. “Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.”

Title IX Coordinator

E. Janyce Dawkins
Director, Equal Opportunity Office
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA  30602
706-542-7912
ugaeoo@uga.edu

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing Title IX compliance at the University, to include coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Complaints

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination

If you have a complaint against any member of the University community, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office.

These complaints are handled by the University of Georgia’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (NDAH) Policy.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the address below, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov.

If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the agency, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

Gender Equity in Athletics

If you have a complaint about gender equity in UGA athletic programs, you should contact the Executive Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Dr. Carla Williams, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance matters related to gender equity in UGA athletic programs.

Leigh Futch - Interim
1 Selig Circle
Athens, GA  30602
(706) 542-8388
lfutch@sports.uga.edu