Statement of Equal Opportunity

Statement of Equal Opportunity

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, spouse of military member, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all 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 contracting for goods and services.

All work and campus environments shall be free from unlawful forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation as outlined under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Georgia Fair Employment Act of 1978, as amended, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and other related mandates under TCSG Policy, federal or state statutes.

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.

Any violation or questions may be directed to any member of the Campus Equity & Compliance Team: Shalonda Sanders, Title IX Coordinator (all campuses), Executive Director for Human Resources, Valdosta Campus, Brooks Hall, Room 547, or call (229) 333-5356, or email shalonda.sanders@wiregrass.edu; Sabrina Cox, Title IX Designee/Investigator, Director of Distance Education, Coffee Campus, Room 145, or call (229) 468-2022, or email sabrina.cox@wiregrass.edu; Amanda Walker, Student ADA & Section 504 Investigator, Special Populations Coordinator, Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Charles Harris Learning Center, Room 632, or call (229) 468-2242, or email amanda.walker@wiregrass.edu (student ADA & student disability claims only); Keren Wynn, Title IX Designee/Investigator, Vice President for Administrative Services, Valdosta Campus, Room 325, or call (229) 333-2103, or email keren.wynn@wiregrass.edu; Katrina Royal, Student ADA & Section 504 Coordinator (all campuses), Student Success Coordinator, Valdosta Campus, Berrien Hall, Room 107, or call (229) 333-2100 ext. 1236, or email katrina.royal@wiregrass.edu (student ADA & student disability claims only); or April McDuffie, Title IX Designee/Investigator, Associate Vice President for Adult Education, Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Charles Harris Learning Center, Room 400A, or call (229) 468-2103 ext 4103, or email april.mcduffie@wiregrass.edu; Yolanda Woodall, Title IX Designee/Investigator, Human Resources & Career Services Coordinator, Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Charles Harris Learning Center, Room 630C (229) 333-5356, or email yolanda.woodall@wiregrass.edu; or email campusequityandcompliance@wiregrass.edu.

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.