Title IX

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Mission: The Office of Title IX promotes institutional compliance, education, and collaboration to encourage a safe, responsive, and supportive environment at Middle Georgia State University.
 
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring Title IX compliance at the University, to include coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community.

 

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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
Title IX 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."

MGA's Notice of Non-Discrimination >>

Middle Georgia State University is committed to ensuring a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the University community. Pursuant to Section 6.7 of the Policy Manual of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (BOR), federal and state laws and regulations, and our vision, mission, and values, Middle Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities. To that end, this policy prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The institution abides by the BOR Policy 6.7, which states as follows:

In accordance with federal and state law including, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the University System of Georgia (USG) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities or in employment. The USG is committed to ensuring the highest ethical conduct of the members of its community by promoting a safe learning and working environment. To that end, this Policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct, a form of sex discrimination, as defined herein.

MGA is committed to reducing incidents of Sexual Misconduct as defined in BOR Policy 6.7.

When Sexual Misconduct does occur, all members of the MGA community are strongly encouraged to report it promptly through the procedures outlined in this Policy. 

Filing a Report or Formal Complaint for Sex-Based Discrimination/Misconduct
Any individual may make a report, but the institution does not have notice of the report until information is known to a Responsible Employee or the Title IX Coordinator. The report may be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator in multiple formats to include: writing, email, phone, letter, fax, interview, or other method that provides the basis of the complaint of sexual misconduct. There is no specific information required to constitute a report; however, the report should contain as much information as can be provided. 

 

Incident Reports may be made online via the Office of Title IX Reporting Form. Formal Complaints may also be made online via the Formal Complaint Form for Title IX/Sexual Misconduct.

 

The options for non-emergency anonymous reporting can be found at Ethics & Compliance ReportingIf this report is an emergency or if there is imminent risk to your well-being or that of another person, please contact MGA Police at 478-471-2414 or dial 911. Please be sure to state your campus location upon making contact with the dispatcher. Also, links to download the RAVE Guardian Mobile Safety App can be found HERE.
 
University Title IX Coordinator
Jenia Bacote, J.D.
Chief Officer of Campus Culture & Community/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Campus Culture & Community/Title IX
Middle Georgia State University
100 University Parkway, SLC Room 275
Macon, Georgia 31206
Phone: 478.471.3627
Fax: 478.757.2626
Email:  


Effective August 11, 2020, the University System of Georgia's updated policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct can be found HERE. Further policy procedural standards for students and for employees.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and complaints may be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Phone: (800) 421-3481
Email: ocr@ed.gov

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