Title IX Office

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The mission of the Title IX Office is to provide support, education, and policy compliance to prevent sexual discrimination and misconduct at Middle Georgia State University and to engage the campus community in creating a safe, supportive, and responsive campus environment.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing 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.

Jenia Bacote, J.D.
Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs
100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia 31206
Office: 478.471.3627 

To make a Sexual Misconduct Report or file a Formal Complaint

Contact the TItle IX Coordinator via email or phone.

Support services

Title IX Compliance at Middle Georgia State University

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and reads:
“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.”

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University's official Notice of Non-Discrimination can be read here.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Middle Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
“Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.”

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.

Questions regarding Title IX can go to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the U.S. Department of Education's  Assistant Secretary of Education.

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University System of Georgia Title iX personnel training

Title IX Coordinator Training

Title IX Investigator Refresher Training

Title IX Hearing Panelist Refresher Training

Title IX Hearing Officer Training: Student Sexual Misconduct

Title IX Hearing Officer Training: Employee Sexual Misconduct

Title IX Appellate Decision Makers Refresher Training