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Legal Affairs, Ethics and Compliance Division

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."

All University community members must comply with Title IX, including, without limitation: students, faculty, staff, university administrators, coaches, counselors and visitors.

Support Services

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 any of our resources below or the Title IX Coordinator at to discuss support services and interim measures.

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.

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:

Sarah Secoy
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Schuster 110
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: (706) 507-8757
Fax: 706-507-8775

Amber Dees
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Richards Hall 313
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: (706) 507-8634

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)

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
Phone: (800) 421-3481

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