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About the Office of Institutional Equity

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..."—United States Code.

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the University's commitment to equal opportunity for all members of its community.

It is our mission to provide an environment on campus that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment. We are committed and dedicated to the University’s nondiscrimination statement.

Meet Your Institutional Equity Team

Rodney Byrd Chief, Human Resources Officer

Rodney Byrd
Chief Human Resources Officer,  Assistant Vice President Human Resources, and Title IX Deputy Coordinator 
Phone: (678) 466-4232

Nikia Yallah, Assistant Director of HR

Nikia Yallah
Director, Employment Services, Institutional Equity, Employee Relations, EEO & Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (678) 466-4237

Dear Clayton State University Community,

The Office of Institutional Equity here at Clayton State University welcomes you to a new semester. The Office of Institutional Equity's (OIE) mission and top priority is to provide leadership, support, and programming on Title IX, equity, diversity, respect, and inclusiveness for all Clayton State University community members. OIE handles employee and student allegations involving sexual violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, bullying, protected class discrimination (race, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, and disability), retaliation, etc.

The Office of Institutional Equity invites you to review their website and take note of some important links and information below.