President's Office

Office of Title IX

Title IX at East Georgia State College

The safety of students, faculty and staff is a top priority at East Georgia State College, and we are committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect. Every member of the EGSC community has an obligation to stay informed about Title IX in order to recognize and take steps to prevent discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct, and to respond effectively if such behavior does occur. All Title IX complaints, as well as complaints under the Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, are managed by the Title IX Coordinator.

The Title IX Office is located on the Swainsboro campus in the Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center in Room B163.  Sherrie Helms, Associate Vice President for Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator, is available to assist with any Title IX concerns or discrimination and/or harassment concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact her by phone at 478-289-2360 or via email at

Reports can be filed with the Title IX coordinator via the following methods:

Investigators assigned to Title IX, discrimination or harassment cases are employees with advanced training in such matters. The current Title IX investigators are:

  • Sue Bragg, Instructor, Social Sciences
  • Tayla Brown, Academic Center for Excellence Tutor
  • Meghan Crews, Interim Library Director
  • Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services
  • Georgia Mathews, Director of Retention
  • Bonnie Nash, Library Associate
  • Jessica Todd, Associate Professor of English and Spanish


EGSC Trained Title IX Advisor Pool

  • Susan Bragg, Instructor, Social Sciences
  • Tayla Brown, Academic Center for Excellence Tutor
  • Meghan Crews, Interim Library Director
  • Jaehyuk Lee, Associate Professor
  • Georgia Mathews, Director of Retention
  • Bonnie Nash, Library Associate
  • Cynthia Reese, Student Conduct Coordinator (employee case advisor only)
  • Jessica Todd, Professor of English
  • Jeffrey  Waller, Academic Center for Excellence Testing Coordinator
  • Shawna Williams, Associate Professor of Spanish

EGSC Trained Panel Members

  • Terri Brown, Director of eLearning
  • Jeniba Dart, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Darlene Dickens, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Antre Drummer, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • David Gribbin, Director of Institutional Research
  • Susan Howell, Registrar's Office Counselor
  • Michael Moran, Director of Admissions
  • Sheila Wentz, Director of Financial Accounting
  • Sara Young, Registrar's Office Processor
  • Mary Waalkes, Professor of History


Title IX Protects You

What is Title IX? Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a broad federal law prohibiting gender-based discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funds.  It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities, including admissions, athletics, employment, housing, financial aid, recruitment, clubs and organizations.

• Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students.  It includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

• The following link provides information about EGSC’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policy. Through our policies, procedures, and practices, the college will facilitate prompt, thorough, and fair investigations and adjudication of complaints of gender-based and sexual misconduct.

     EGSC's Non-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy    

From launching sexual assault awareness campaigns and anti-violence initiatives to implementing non-discrimination policies and wellness programs, East Georgia State College will continue to actively support and protect the campus community’s overall well-being. Everyone’s help is vital to these efforts and greatly appreciated.

Any inquiries about the application of Title IX or to make a report should be directed to the following:

Sherrie Helms, Associate Vice President for Student Conduct and Title IX Coordinator

East Georgia State College
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Telephone: 478-289-2360
Fax: 478-289-2136


Assistant Secretary in the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339

2020 Training Dates

  • Wednesday, August 12th (via Microsoft Teams)- Title IX Coordinator Training
  • Friday, August 14th (via Microsoft Teams)- Returning Title IX Investigator Training
  • Monday, August 17th (via Microsoft Teams)- Hearing Officer Training (Student Conduct)
  • Wednesday, August 19th (via Microsoft Teams)-Returning Hearing Panelist Training
  • Friday, August 21st (via Microsoft Teams)-Hearing Officer/Administrator Training (Employee)
  • Tuesday, August 25th (via Microsoft Teams)- Appellate Officer Refresher Training
  • Wednesday, August 26th or Thursday, August 27th (via Microsoft Teams) - Title IX Advisor Training


2020 Training Materials

It’s On Us PSA

It’s On Us PSA

University System of Georgia Student Advisory Council

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