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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in any educational programs and activities of education institutions that receive federal funding.  Piedmont University students and employees are covered by Title IX. 

Read our Title IX Policy [PDF], last updated 4/2021.

To obtain additional information and resources regarding reporting sexual assault or sexual misconduct, you may also reference our current:

Student Handbook

Course Catalog

If you believe you may be subject to sexual harassment, sexual violence or any form of sexual discrimination, the following administrators are available to respond to general concerns or questions or to address specific complaints.  


Emily Pettit, Associate Vice President for Student Success

101 Lane Hall Student Success Center, Demorest GA
1282 Prince Ave, #111, Athens GA
(706) 778-8500  x 1176               


Dr. Kim Crawford, Dean of Student Life & Leadership – Deputy Title IX Coordinator – 706-778-8500 ext. 1050 


Jim Peeples, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics – – 706-778-8500 ext. 1266 


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the federal regulations adopted under the act, prohibit sex discrimination in the employment setting.  The regulations define sexual harassment in the workplace as a distinct type of employment discrimination on the basis of sex.  In 1980, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidelines defining sexual harassment and stipulating that sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of Title VII.  Employee vs. employee complaints are handled by the Human Resources office via the provision of Title VII. 

Rose Mariee Allison, Director, Human Resources – Deputy Title IX Coordinator - - 706-778-3000, ext. 1108