Title IX at Columbus State University


Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex, including discrimination related to pregnancy and sexual harassment / sexual violence, in all activities and programs of educational institutions receiving federal funds, including Columbus State University. It provides that:

“No person in the United States should, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of,

or be discriminated against in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. ”

Title IX applies to all university services and academic programs on and off campus, including, but not limited to:

  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Class assignments and course offerings
  • Academic advice and teaching
  • Assessment and rating
  • Discipline
  • Athletics
  • Housing
  • Health and counseling services
  • Recreational, residential and extracurricular services and programs
  • Employment of faculty, staff and graduate assistants, including recruitment, review and selection processes.

All members of the college community must comply with Title IX, including, but not limited to: students, faculty, staff, college administrators, coaches, advisers and visitors.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring and overseeing Title IX compliance at the university, including coordinating training, education, communications and the administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
Requests for information or complaints relating to Title IX should be addressed to:

Region IV – Atlanta – Civil Rights Office
US Department of Health and Human Services
Atlanta Federal Sam Nunn Center, Suite 16T70
61 Forsyth Street, southwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8909
(800) 368-1019 (phone)
(800) 537-7697 (TTY)
(404) 562-7881 (local)

Filing of a Title IX complaint

Columbus State University students, faculty, staff, or third parties can make formal, written complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment against CSU students, staff, and faculty by completing the online form. Title IX Complaint Form, or by delivering the complaint in person to the Title IX coordinator.

A OCR complaint form is also available online.

Support services

Columbus State University is fortunate to have a multitude 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 parties; housing arrangements to minimize contact between the parties or remove a person from harm; advisory assistance; police escorts; no contact order; health services.

Please contact some of our resources below or the Title IX coordinator at [email protected] to discuss support services and interim measures.



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