What is it?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Educational institutions that receive federal funding must provide equal opportunity to both sexes. The law 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.”
– Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Sexual Misconduct Policy
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has issued the Sexual Misconduct Policy, number 6.7, which our institution adheres to. Please click here to access this policy.
You can also find the Sexual Misconduct Policy in Georgia Southern’s Code of Student Conduct, chapter 10, here.
The Sexual Misconduct Policy addresses:
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
- Non-consensual sexual contact
- Non-consensual sexual penetration
- Sexual exploitation
- Sexual harassment
Inquiries & Complaints
Inquiries or complaints related to Title IX, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other forms of sexual misconduct may be directed to the university’s Title IX Coordinator and/or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The Title IX Coordinator for Georgia Southern is:
Amber J. Culpepper, J.D.
Rosenwald Building, Room 1066
P.O. Box 8035
Statesboro, GA 30460
Victor Hall, Room 243-244
You can file a report online with the Title IX Coordinator at the following link here.
While it is everyone’s responsibility at Georgia Southern to comply with Title IX, you can find a list of staff members here who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.
Anyone can file a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
The Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 TDD#: (800) 877-8339
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://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/OCR/contactus.cfm
Last updated: 9/8/2020