The Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance oversees the College’s equal opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination, harassment and related policies, and investigates complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, prohibited amorous relationships and violations against persons in the protected classes.
Diversity and Equity Compliance investigates complaints of alleged violations of the rights of persons based on membership in protected classes and serve the College’s interest in promoting a diverse campus climate.
What is Title IX?
"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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." —Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Georgia Gwinnett College is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence and stalking. Georgia Gwinnett College provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and GGC policy.
All staff (including student employees) and faculty have the responsibility for helping make GGC a safe and welcoming community. If you know of an incident of sexual misconduct or any discrimination on the basis of sex, you must immediately report it to a member of the Title IX team.
What is Diversity?
Diversity is essential to the educational experience and central to all parts of the GGC’s mission. GGC embraces our responsibility to create a welcoming environment for all members of the community, including underrepresented faculty, staff and students; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons; persons of disadvantaged socioeconomic status; and nontraditional and international students.
Major Office Functions
- Faculty, staff and student discrimination/harassment complaint investigations and inquiries
- Policy and program development and implementation
- Liaison to diverse constituencies
- Review and monitor equal opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination and harassment policies and complaint procedures