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.
Jenia Bacote, J.D.
Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs
100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia 31206
O: 478.471.3627 F: 478.757.2626
Title IX Compliance at Middle Georgia State University
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and reads:
“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.”
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University's official Notice of Non-Discrimination can be read here.
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
Middle Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
“Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.”
The University's full policy on Sexual Harassment and Misconduct can be read here.