Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and reads: “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.”
Georgia Gwinnett College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.”
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing Title IX compliance at the College, to include coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the GGC community.
What is GGC's policy on sexual misconduct?
GGC is proactive in its efforts to address and reduce instances of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, in order to create and maintain a welcoming learning and working environment. It’s our responsibility to ensure compliance with federal law by demonstrating that our processes and procedures are operated in a manner consistent with Title VII and Title IX regulations and provisions, as well as the Violence Against Women Act.
GGC faculty, instructors, administrators, supervisors, other responsible employees, and all persons in positions of authority, even if they are also students (e.g., residential assistants, teaching assistants and student managers), must report to the Office of Diversity and Equity Compliance any complaints they receive or knowledge they possess (whether direct or indirect) of any discrimination or harassment that is prohibited under the NDAH policy and the student sexual misconduct policy. Failure to make a report by a person in a position of authority is a separate violation of the NDAH policy and the student sexual misconduct policy.