The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is responsible for ensuring Georgia Southern University complies with applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.
The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX administer’s the University’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Sexual Misconduct policies. The office also conducts presentations and training on these topics.
We are located on Sweetheart Circle in the Rosenwald Building, Room 1066.
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 compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Georgia Southern, you can find a list of staff members here who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.
Office of Civil Rights
Anyone can file a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
To learn more, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintprocess.html
Visit OCR’s online complaint form: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Contact OCR: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/oas.html