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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:
“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.”
Filing a Complaint of Sex Discrimination or Sexual Harassment
Any student, faculty, or staff member with questions or concerns about applicable University policies or who believes that they have been the victim of or witness to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence is encouraged to contact the University's Title IX Coordinator.
Individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of protected qualifications, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence may file a complaint with the University. Any concerns of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and/or sex discrimination, regardless of the identity of the accused, may be brought to the Title IX Coordinator.
Filing a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Online: You may file a complaint with OCR using OCR’s electronic complaint form at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.
Mail or Facsimile: You may mail or send by facsimile information to the address or phone number available at the Office for Civil Rights. You may use OCR’s Discrimination Complaint Form or write your own letter. If you write your own letter, please include:
- The complainant’s name, address and, if possible (although not required), a telephone number where the complainant may be reached during business hours;
- Information about the person(s) or class of persons injured by the alleged discriminatory act(s) (names of the injured person(s) are not required);
- The name and location (city and state) of the institution that committed the alleged discriminatory act(s); and
- A description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable OCR to understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination.
For those without current email accounts, Internet access may be freely available from your local public library, and free email accounts are available from several large providers.
Note: A recipient of federal financial assistance may not retaliate against any person who has made a complaint, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an OCR matter or to interfere with any right or privilege protected by the laws enforced by OCR. If you believe that you have been retaliated against for any of these reasons, you also may file a complaint with OCR.
The University encourages individuals to bring forward information and/or complaints about sexual harassment and sexual assault. Retaliation against any individual who, in good faith, reports or participates in the investigation of alleged violations is strictly forbidden and will be enforced by the appropriate members of the University's administration.
Title IX Resources
Main Phone: (678) 466-4230
Fax: (678) 466-4239
Location: Clayton State University, Clayton State East - Arbor Hall