Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Georgia College prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.
Sexual discrimination includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment and acts of sexual violence such as sexual assault (including rape), sexual battery, sexual exploitation, physical abuse (dating violence and domestic violence), and stalking.
Examples of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX:
- Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular or other university program, regardless of the location;
- Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee's sex;
- Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or
- Disproportionate awards of athletic scholarships.
REMINDER OF EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITY
In the interest of complying with our responsibilities under Title IX, and Board of Regents/GC policies, any report of sexual misconduct to a responsible employee must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as practically possible. This immediate and direct reporting to the Title IX Coordinator ensures complaints are being addressed promptly and adequately, and most importantly, that parties are receiving essential resources.