Title IX Resources, Rights & Options
Interim Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator monitors UWG’s compliance with Title IX, oversees complaints, and delivers Title IX training.
Erin Williams, J.D.
The University Police Department provides traditional law enforcement services, security, and emergency response to the University community 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year.
Health Services provides facilities and services for all students who have paid a health fee for the current term. These services include, but are not limited to, free and confidential assistance for those impacted by sexual assault. Services include medical treatment, forensic exam, medications and advocacy.
UWG Advocates are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) trained in victim, medical, and academic advocacy. In addition to victim services, guidance for treatment of mental health symptoms and for students impacted by illness, injuries, or family emergencies is available at no charge. To learn more about UWG Advocates, please visit their website.
UWG Advocate Crisis Line
A UWG Advocate is available 24-hours a day/7-days a week for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking.
Provides confidential counseling with licensed therapists.
West Georgia Prevention & Advocacy Resource Center (PARC)
The West Georgia Prevention & Advocacy Resource Center provides direct service to survivors of sexual assault, their families, and their friends. They have a 24-hour hotline available that provides crisis intervention and advocacy.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides phone and chat services are available to anyone who has been affected by relationship abuse, including those who are currently in abusive relationships, those who are working to heal, friends or family of victims and survivors and anyone in the community who has questions about domestic violence.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you'll to be routed to a local sexual assault service provider in your area. Trained staff can provide confidential support and connect you to resources in your area.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process.
- Parties to a complaint have a right to a prompt, thorough, equitable and fair review process.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to be informed of campus and community support services such as counseling, health, advocacy, and other services.
- The complainant and the respondent have a right to select an advisor of their choice and to have that person available for guidance and support during the Title IX process.
- Parties to a complaint have a right to have the complaint reviewed through a process which is administered by persons who receive annual training regarding how to conduct an impartial investigation and review that assures fairness and due process to the respondent and the complainant.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to be informed of and receive a copy of the grievance process.
- If a grievance is filed, the complainant and respondent have a right to a copy of all relevant evidence at least 10 business days prior to the hearing.
- The complainant and the respondent will have the right to review their own statement and make written comments regarding what has been recorded. An addendum may be added to the report prior to finalization.
- The complainant and respondent have a right to present any relevant evidence including witnesses, written/electronic statements and documentation during the Title IX process. Each party will provide the names and contact information for their witnesses. Reasonable attempts will be made to contact the witnesses.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to receive written or electronic notice of any meeting or hearing they are required to or are eligible to attend.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to ask questions of the Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, during Title IX hearings, the parties will have an opportunity for their advisor to cross-examine the opposing party. During sexual misconduct hearings, written questions for the opposing party may be submitted to the hearing officer, who will coordinate the questioning.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to make a statement prior to the hearing panel issuing any sanction(s).
- The complainant and respondent have the right to be simultaneously informed in writing of the outcome of the disciplinary proceeding including any sanction(s). Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not prohibit the complainant from receiving information about the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings including any sanction(s). Faculty or staff found responsible for a violation of the sexual misconduct policy will be subject to discipline up to and including written reprimand, suspension, demotion or termination.
- A student who reports having been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time they were sexually assaulted may be granted amnesty from University alcohol and drug related sanctions. Generally, the admission of alcohol or drug use will not adversely affect them in the University disciplinary proceedings nor will it be voluntarily reported to law enforcement. However, students may be referred to University of West Georgia Counseling Center for a drug and alcohol assessment and education. The amnesty policy does not provide protection from legal charges which a student may be facing because of their involvement with illegal drugs or alcohol.
- The complainant and respondent may have the right to appeal a decision.
- Anyone who has made a report or complaint, provided information, assisted, participated or refused to participate in any manner in the Sexual Misconduct Process, shall not be subjected to retaliation.
- During the investigation and adjudication of the matter, the student respondent has a right to remain silent without any adverse inference resulting. However, if the student respondent chooses to remain silent, the investigation and adjudication may ultimately still proceed. UWG employee Respondents are expected to cooperate to the fullest extent possible in any internal investigation.
- The complainant and the respondent have a right to regular updates on the status of the investigation and/or resolution.
- The complainant and the respondent have a right to the preservation of privacy to the extent permissible by law.
- The complainant and the respondent have the right to request recusal of any person involved in the investigation or adjudication of the complaint on the basis of bias.