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Title IX

Thank you for visiting the Piedmont College Title IX webpage.  The Title IX Policy is presently under review.  Where the date of the reported conduct precedes the effective date of the Revised Policy, the definitions in existence at the time of the report will be used.  Where the date of the reported conduct precedes the effective date of the Revised Policy, the process in existence at that time will be used until such time as the Revised Policy is adopted.  At the time of adoption of the Revised Policy, the process under the Revised Policy will apply. 

Should you have questions, please contact: 

Fred Bucher, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management & Safety and Title IX Coordinator, Daniel Hall, Room 208 (706) 776-0102 - fbucher@piedmont.edu 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in any educational programs and activities of education institutions that receive federal funding.  Piedmont College students and employees are covered by Title IX. 

Title IX Policy and Procedures

If you believe you may be subject to sexual harassment, sexual violence or any form of sexual discrimination, the following administrators and faculty are available to respond to general concerns or questions or to address specific complaints. 

Click Here to obtain information and resources regarding reporting sexual assault or sexual misconduct.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any on- or off-campus resources for further information. 

Click Here for employee responsibilities regarding Title IX. 

HUMAN RESOURCES 

Rose Mariee Allison, Director, Human Resources – Deputy Title IX Coordinator - rallison@piedmont.edu - 706-778-3000, ext. 1108 

STUDENT SERVICES 

Dr. Kim Crawford, Dean of Student Life & Leadership – Deputy Title IX Coordinator – kcrawford@piedmont.edu 706-778-8500 ext. 1050 

Mark Jestel, Director of Residence Life - mjestel@piedmont.edu – 706-778-8500 ext. 1357 

ATHLETICS 

Jim Peeples, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics  jpeeples@piedmont.edu – 706-778-8500 ext. 1266 

STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Sue Smith, Disability Support Coordinator & Student Success Coach – ssmith@piedmont.edu – 706-778-8500 ext. 1504 

Gayle Robinson, Director of Counseling Services – grobinson@piedmont.edu – 706-778-8500 ext. 2821 

 

Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, as amended, and the federal regulations adopted under the act, prohibit sex discrimination in the employment setting.  The regulations define sexual harassment in the workplace as a distinct type of employment discrimination on the basis of sex.  In 1980, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidelines defining sexual harassment and stipulating that sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of Title VII.  Employee vs. employ complaints are handled by the Human Resources office via the provision of Title VII.