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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The following are examples of types of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX:

  1. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location;
  2. Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee’s sex;
  3. Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or disproportionate awards of athletic scholarships.

Pursuant to Title IX and its regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106), Georgia Highlands College’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

The Title IX Coordinator:

  1. promotes the creation of policies, procedures and notifications designed to ensure university compliance with Title IX;
  2. oversees implementation of compliance procedures, including investigation and disposition of complaints;
  3. answers questions and provides guidance about Title IX compliance and the university’s related policies and procedures;
  4. acts as liaison to the state and federal agencies that enforce Title IX;
  5. helps ensure the campus community and university employees with Title IX compliance responsibilities are adequately trained and educated; and
  6. monitors all other aspects of the university’s Title IX compliance.

GHC’s Title IX Coordinator:

Virginia “Ginni” Siler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer) Floyd Campus

*Responsible for ensuring Title IX compliance including monitoring and investigating the complaints of GHC faculty, staff, and students.

3175 Cedartown Hwy SE

Rome, GA 30161

706.802.5134

gsiler@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Faith Miller (Human Resources Director) Remote

fmiller@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Stephanie Stewart, MBA-HR, SHRM-CP (Human Resource Manager)  

1100 South Marietta Parkway

Marietta, GA 30060

678.872.8503

sstewart@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Athletics Department:

Phil Gaffney (Director of Athletics) Floyd Campus

3175 Cedartown Hwy SE

Rome, GA 30161

706.204.2201

pgaffney@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Cartersville Instructional Site:

Leslie Johnson (Dean) Cartersville Instructional Site)

5441 Hwy. 20 NE

Cartersville, GA  30121

678.872.8072

ljohnson@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Floyd Campus:

Todd Jones (Vice President for Student Affairs/Campus Dean)

3175 Cedartown Hwy SE

Rome, GA 30161

706.368.7738

tjones@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Marietta Instructional Site:

Ken Reaves (Dean)

1100 South Marietta Parkway

Marietta, GA 30060

678.872.8511

kreaves@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Douglasville Instructional Site:

Julia Areh, (Site Director)  

5901 Stewart Parkway

Douglasville, GA 30135

678.872.4201

jareh@highlands.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Douglasville Instructional Site:

Lyric Sprinkle (Special Assistant to Dean)

5901 Stewart Parkway

Douglasville, GA 30135

678.946.1103

lsprinkle@highlands.edu

 

Please contact the above Title IX Coordinators with any questions or complaints about sex discrimination and potential violations of Title IX.