The 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 and 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
Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: Georgia Southern University Title IX Coordinators
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.
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.
The Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office can be contacted as follows:
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