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Title IX, Coordinators, and their Roles

What is 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,
  2. Extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location;
  3. Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee's sex;
  4. Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or
  5. Disproportionate awards of athletic scholarships.

Pursuant to Title IX and its regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106), the University of North Georgia's (UNG) 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.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators

Person Role Campus Location Email
David Marling Title IX Coordinator DAH Downtown Office Bldg. 111
Alyson Paul Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Stewart 365
Darren Martin Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Downtown Office Bldg.
Mary Rob Plunkett Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Memorial Hall
Stacie Rowley Deputy Coordinator - Title IX GVL Student Center
Michelle Brown Deputy Coordinator - Title IX OCN Administration
Kelly Manley Deputy Coordinator - Title IX OCN Faculty Center
Misty McDonald Title IX Investigator DAH DOB 114
Blake Podsen Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Memorial Hall 120
Brandi Williams Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Stewart 365
Derrick Holmes Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Stewart 361
Kelly McFaden Deputy Coordinator - Title IX DAH Dunlap 212D
Robert Robinson Deputy Coordinator - Title IX GVL Student Center 147

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