Preventing discrimination, harassment,
and sexual misconduct is everyone's job!

Sexual harassment and sex discrimination is:

    • not allowed
    • illegal
    • against EGSC’s policies, rules, and regulations

What you deserve:

    • To live, learn, and work in a place that promotes
      • integrity
      • civility
      • mutual respect
    • Effective prompt and private response if you experience discrimination

The Title IX Coordinator handles all complaints under the Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy for students, faculty, and staff.

What sort of complaints?

Contact the Title IX Coordinator if you need to complain about:
        • Sexual harassment
        • Dating violence
        • Domestic violence
        • Someone stalking you
        • Behavior targeted toward you based on your gender-identity or pregnancy.
        • Retaliation against you if you make or assist someone with a complaint.

How to make a complaint:

In person:

Sherrie-HelmsSherrie Helms

Associate Vice President for Student Conduct & Title IX
JAM Center – B163
Phone: 478-289-2360
Email: shelmsFREEOMNIUPDATE

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Except as noted on the college’s Academic Calendar)

How else can you make a report or complaint?

Who investigates a complaint?

EGSC employees with advanced training.

The current Title IX investigators are:

        • Sue Bragg, Instructor
        • Tayla Brown, Academic Center for Excellence Tutor
        • Meghan Crews, Interim Library Director
        • Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services
        • Georgia Mathews, Director of Retention
        • Bonnie Nash, Library Associate
        • Jessica Todd, Associate Professor

Who can assist you with a Title IX complaint?

EGSC Trained Title IX Advisor Pool

      • Susan Bragg, Instructor 
      • Tayla Brown, Academic Center for Excellence Tutor
      • Meghan Crews, Interim Library Director
      • Deborah N. Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services
      • Jaehyuk Lee, Associate Professor
      • Georgia Mathews, Director of Retention
      • Bonnie Nash, Library Associate
      • Breana Simmons, Professor
      • Astraea Thigpen, Interim Institutional Services Coordinator
      • Jessica Todd, Professor
      • Jeffrey  Waller, Academic Center for Excellence Testing Coordinator
      • Sheila D. Wentz, Director of Financial Accounting
      • Shawna Williams, Associate Professor

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a broad federal law prohibiting gender-based discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funds.  It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities, including admissions, athletics, employment, housing, financial aid, recruitment, clubs and organizations.

Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students.  It includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

Where can you read EGSC's full policy on discrimination?

You can read, download, or print EGSC’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policy.

More questions about how Title IX works at EGSC?

From launching sexual assault awareness campaigns and anti-violence initiatives to implementing non-discrimination policies and wellness programs, East Georgia State College will continue to actively support and protect the campus community’s overall well-being. Everyone’s help is vital to these efforts and greatly appreciated.

Any inquiries about the application of Title IX or to make a report should be directed to the following:

Sherrie Helms
Associate Vice President for Student Conduct & Title IX
JAM Center – B163
Phone: 478-289-2360
Fax: 478-289-2136
Email: shelmsFREEOMNIUPDATE or titleixFREEOMNIUPDATE

Or

Assistant Secretary in the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012;
TDD: 1-800-877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov

2020-21 Training Materials

Confidentiality

    • All of the services provided by the Office of Title IX are private and confidential.
    • Any information about your contact with our office will not become part of your academic record.
    • We cannot release any information about your discipline record to any office or individual without your consent.

When does confidentiality end?

    • If we need to tell someone to protect you or others
    • If we’re required by law

How will you know if that happens?

Before we release any information about you, we will make every attempt to talk with you.