Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Georgia Southern University

Title IX

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
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking

How to file a complaint

The Title IX Coordinator for Georgia Southern is:

Amber J. Culpepper, J.D.
Rosenwald Building, Room 1066
P.O. Box 8035
Statesboro, GA 30460

You can file a report online 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.

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://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/cfapps/OCR/contactus.cfm

Last updated: 3/5/2019

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