The University System of Georgia is committed to ensuring a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the University System of Georgia community. The University System of Georgia 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 University System of Georgia will not tolerate sexual misconduct, which is prohibited, and which includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and stalking. The University System further strongly encourages members of the University System community to report instances of sexual misconduct promptly. These policies and procedures are intended to ensure that all parties involved receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and that allegations of sexual misconduct are handled in a prompt, thorough and equitable manner.
Support services are available through the Office of Counseling Services, Student Health Center, Office of Disability Services, Residence Life & Housing, Human Resources, the ATTIC, Temporary Student Leave of Absence, and Campus Police.
The College of Coastal Georgia and the University System of Georgia have established several policies designed to foster a more welcoming and inclusive community. For more information, please visit the following resources:
In accordance with Title IX, students should be permitted to make up any coursework or educational activities/assignments that are missed due to any documented medically necessary absences or conditions that arise during pregnancy and delivery. Depending on an individual’s situation, this may include doctor’s appointments, medical complications, hospital visits, and delivery. For more information, please review the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students. Students are encouraged to review the College’s Temporary Student Leave of Absence process.
In accordance with applicable federal and state law, the University System of Georgia (USG) prohibits its faculty, staff and students from engaging in any form of prohibited discrimination or protected status harassment (including sexual harassment), and expects these individuals to refrain from committing acts of bias within the System’s jurisdiction. The University System of Georgia complies with applicable Federal and State law which provides that it shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer, because of the sex (including gender and pregnancy discrimination), age, disability, national origin, race, religion, genetic information, or veteran status of any person, to discharge without cause, to refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against any person with respect to any matter directly or indirectly related to employment or academic standing.