Understanding Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which 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.
What is the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX states, in part:
No person.shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…
The policy of Georgia State University is to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability.
How do athletics comply with Title IX?
Under Title IX who is protected from sexual harssment?
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Students (male and female) and employees (faculty and staff) are protected from sexual harassment and may recover monetary damages.
Who is responsible for enforcing Title IX?
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for enforcing the law. Faculty, staff, and students can file complaints of sex discrimination with the Title IX Coordinator. Retaliation against complainants is prohibited.
Who is the Title IX coordinator for Georgia State University?
As a resource, the Office of Opportunity Development – AA/EEO Training and Compliance provides in-person educational sessions for compliance with Georgia State’s policies and guidelines. Focus and interpretation of key terms and definitions, and examination of state and federal laws will be reviewed to educate the audience in the support of Georgia State’s commitment to appropriate conduct of faculty, staff, and students as members of the university community.
Sexual Misconduct and Georgia State University Related Policies
Educational sessions on Title IX sexual misconduct and Georgia State policies include specific definitions of what constitutes sexual misconduct and how to respond as a responsible employee. Upon completion of this educational session, attendees will be able to:
- Define sexual misconduct
- Understand the federal laws and Georgia State policies related to sexual misconduct
- Identify inappropriate behaviors of a sexual nature
- Understand an employee’s responsibility in responding to sexual misconduct
These educational sessions are available for faculty, staff and students in a classroom setting sessions include an interactive presentation and engaging dialogue with the audience using specific examples and appropriate discussion on the subject matter.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
To help promote a violence-free campus, the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents has mandated and required that all faculty and staff members “receive specific education and training with regard to reporting responsibilities, requests for confidentiality and other matters related to the prevention of sexual misconduct.” This mandate is in accordance with the approved recommendations from the Campus Safety & Security Committee. The sexual misconduct related training is being offered in person and via Haven for Employees, is an online learning module that will provide you with the appropriate information on the prevention of sexual misconduct and your role as a responsible employee.*Employees are invited to attend an in-person sexual misconduct educational session or complete Haven for Employees so the university is in compliance with the Board of Regents mandate. If you have not attended an in-person session, Haven for Employees is an option for you to receive the information.
Haven will take you about 45 minutes to one hour to complete you do not need to complete the course in one sitting. Haven consists of two parts, Part 1 includes a pre-survey and course content. Fifteen days after you have completed Part 1 you will receive an email notifying you that Part 2 is ready.
Responses are anonymous, Georgia State will only receive information about the faculty and staff body as a whole and will not see individual faculty and staff answers.
**Select the link below to begin the module:
Instructions for accessing the course:
- Login using your campus ID and password
- Register by selecting your age group, status (faculty or staff), agree to the terms of service, select next and begin the course
Tips for completing Haven for Employees:
- Use Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers (updated versions).
- Make sure to login using your campus id (example: employee1) do not use your Georgia State email.
- You may stop the training and pick back up at a later time, click on the link above to return to the Georgia State login page.
- You will complete Survey1 and the Pre-Course Quiz before you begin the training modules.
- You cannot skip or advance to other areas of the training.
- There are interactive elements (accurate responses must be achieved to proceed to the next module).
- When requesting help take screenshots to assist in troubleshooting efforts, send to email@example.com
- Request the In-Person Sexual Misconduct Training schedule via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
One Park Place
P.O. Box 3983
Atlanta, GA 30303