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 stalking, dating/domestic violence as defined by the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
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.
Sharon Stellato, Interim Title IX Coordinator
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.
- Appellate Decision Makers Refresher Training (PDF)
- Hearing Officer Training – Sexual Misconduct – Employees (PDF)
- Hearing Officer Training – Sexual Misconduct – Students (PDF)
- Hearing Panelist Refresher Training (PDF)
- Returning Title IX Investigator Training (PDF)
- Title IX Advisor Training (PDF)
- Title IX Coordinator Training (PDF)
Sexual Misconduct Resources
GGC Counseling and Psychological Services
GGC Health Services
Georgia Crisis and Access Line
24 hours/7 days a week
Gwinnett Medical Center (Lawrenceville)
Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion
Mosaic Georgia: Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center
24 hours/7 days a week
Gwinnett County Police
Lawrenceville Health Center