Title IX at Columbus State University
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination, including pregnancy-related discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual violence, in all activities and programs of educational institutions receiving federal funds, which includes Columbus State University. It provides that:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,
or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Title IX applies to all University services and academic programs both on and off campus including, but not limited to:
- Financial aid
- Class assignments & course offerings
- Academic advising & instruction
- Evaluation & grading
- Health and counseling services
- Recreational, residential life & extracurricular services and programs
- Employment of faculty, staff and graduate assistants, including the recruitment, consideration and selection processes.
All University community members must comply with Title IX, including, without limitation: students, faculty, staff, university administrators, coaches, counselors and visitors.
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing Title IX compliance
at the University, to include coordination of training, education, communications,
and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other
members of the University community.
Title IX inquiries or complaints should be directed to:
Region IV - Atlanta - Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 16T70
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
(800) 368-1019 (ph)
(800) 537-7697 (TDD)
(404) 562-7881 (local)
Filing a Title IX Complaint
Columbus State University students, faculty, staff, or third parties may file formal, written complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment against CSU students, staff, and faculty members by completing the online Title IX Complaint Form, or by delivering the complaint in person to the Title IX Coordinator.
An OCR complaint form is also available online.
Columbus State University is very fortunate to have a wealth of resources and collaborative offices on campus and in the Columbus/Phenix City area to provide assistance to parties in Title IX matters. Examples of such support services include but are not limited to: academic arrangements to minimize contact between the parties; housing arrangements to minimize contact between the parties or remove one person from harm; counseling assistance; police escorts; no contact orders; health services.
Please contact some of our resources below or the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss support services and interim measures.
- University Police
- Sexual Assault Support Center
Phone: 706-571-6010 or 1-800-656-HOPE
- Hope Harbor
- Counseling Center
- Student Health Clinic
- Student Affair
- Human Resources
- The CSU Sexual Misconduct Policy is under revision and will be updated and posted soon. CSU follows the USG Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF).
- Notice of Non-Discrimination under Title IX Policy Memorandum
- What to Do if You or Someone You Know Has Been Sexually Assaulted or Harassed
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training