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Notice of Non-Discrimination under Title IX Policy Memorandum


Notice of Non-Discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. As recipients of federal assistance, Columbus State University is required to comply with Title IX. As such, the institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs and activities it operates including admission and employment. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence such as sexual assault, stalking, and domestic and dating violence.

Title IX complaint procedures can be found in Columbus State University Sexual Misconduct Policy for complaints against non-students. Questions about this Notice and Title IX application at Columbus State University, contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Assistant Secretary, as provided below

CSU Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Secoy
Interim Director of Center for Accommodation and Access/Title IX Coordinator
Schuster 110
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 507-8757

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Aaron "Chip" Reese
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Student Rec Center 242
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 507-8652

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Shanita L. Pettaway, J.D., Ph.D.
Contracts Manager and Policy Coordinator
Richards Hall 206
Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 507-8904

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (800) 421-3481 or

If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the agency, you may do so at: