Title IX & Equity

What is Title IX?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states 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.

What is Equity?

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent technical colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, a veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all TCSG and technical college-administered programs, federally financed programs, educational programs, and activities involving admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services.

TCSG and the technical colleges are expected to promote the full realization of equal opportunity through affirmative and continuing practices. TCSG and each technical college shall develop Affirmative Action Plans based on federal guidelines to ensure compliance with applicable mandates. Each is required to report and monitor Affirmative Action Plan data as directed by federal compliance guidelines.

What is ADA Section 508?

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the law governing the accessibility of information technology (IT) in the Federal government. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

Reporting Issues:

Report an Equity complaint.

Report a Title IX complaint.

Report an ADA Section 508 (electronic and information technology) complaint.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and its constituent technical colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all TCSG and technical college-administered programs, federally financed programs, and educational programs and activities involving admissions, scholarships and loans, student life and athletics. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services. Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) is a unit of the TCSG.

The Technical College System and technical colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: a TTY/TDD. Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Title IX, ADA & Section 504 Coordinators:

  • Cathy Montgomery, Counseling & Special Services Director, Room 1141, Golden Isles Campus, Brunswick GA 31322, (912) 262-9995
    cmontgomery@coastalpines.edu

Title IX, EEO & AA Coordinators:

  • Katrina Howard, Human Resources Director, CPTC, 1777 West Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545, 912.427.5876, khoward@coastalpines.edu

  • Brittany Coleman, Human Resources Coordinator, CPTC, 1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, Georgia 31503, 912.287.4098, bcoleman@coastalpines.edu

How Do I Report a Concern?

Individuals may submit a report about a person of concern in a few different ways: