Equal Opportunity & Title IX

Georgia Southern University


tour_rose_lgThe Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office, formerly the Diversity Services Office, has been established to compile and publish the University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan, investigate complaints of alleged violations of the rights of persons based on membership in protected classes, and serve the University’s interest in promoting a diverse campus climate.

The Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office is located in Sweetheart Circle in the Rosenwald building Room 1066.

We offer Sexual Harassment Training to any department upon request.

Title IX Compliance — Notice of Non-Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. It reads in part:

“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.”

–Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.  This office administers the University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Georgia Southern University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at Georgia Southern University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Georgia Southern, you a can find a list of staff members here who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.


Georgia Southern Title IX Coordinator:

Joel Wright, J.D.

P.O. Box 08035
Rosenwald Building
Statesboro, GA 30460

The Equal Opportunity & Title IX  Office can be contacted as follows:

Phone: 912-478-5136
Fax: 912-478-0197
TDD: 912-478-0273
Email: eeo-titleix@georgiasouthern.edu

If you are unable to establish contact with the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office for any reason, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs at 912-478-7481

Anyone can file a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

To learn more, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintprocess.html

To visit the online complaint form: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

Or to contact OCR: Contact OCR

Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office • PO Box 8035 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5136