2013_SexualMisconductTitleIX

Sexual Misconduct / Title IX

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.

Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and prohibits such discrimination by students, faculty and staff. Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.), and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination. Sex discrimination constitutes sexual misconduct and includes both sexual harassment and sexual violence.

  • DID YOU KNOW sexual misconduct is any kind of unwanted sexual contact including sexual contact with someone who is unable to give consent due to intoxication, being underage, or mental disability?
  • WOULD IT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN THAT “hooking up” with your girl or boyfriend while they are incapacitated (physical and/or mental inability to make informed, rational judgments), posting/sharing revealing photos of someone without their consent, or showing/sending revealing photos to someone who doesn’t want to see them can all constitute sexual misconduct?

Coordinators:
To ensure compliance with Title IX, Georgia State University appointed a Title IX Coordinator and two Deputy Title IX Coordinators, who are listed below:
Title IX Coordinator
Responsibilities:

  1. Respond to reports of sexual misconduct by faculty and staff.
  2. Oversee Title IX complaints and identifying/addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs.
  3. Conduct Title IX Training.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Student Affairs
Responsibilities:

  1. Respond to reports of sexual misconduct by students.
  2. Conduct Title IX Training.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Athletics
Responsibilities:

  1. Title IX compliance of the GSU athletic program (i.e. gender equity in University Athletics).