Georgetown College Title IX
Title IX (sometimes spelled Title 9 or Title Nine):
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving financial assistance.”
--Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Georgetown College is committed to providing a safe learning, living, and working environment for all members of the College community and offering an environment free of discrimination. Consistent with the College’s institutional values as well as applicable law, the College addresses concerns relating to sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual exploitation, and discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, or related conditions, or the recovery therefrom.
Lactation rooms for students are available in the Ensor Learning Resource Center and in the Cralle Student Center. Lactation rooms for employees are made available based on individual circumstances.
The College engages in regular prevention and awareness training for students and employees to keep all campus community members as safe as possible.
Title IX Reporting
If you (or someone you know) have experienced or witnessed sex-based discrimination or harassment, including sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, or stalking, you are encouraged to tell someone promptly. All Georgetown College employees (except for confidential persons as outlined in the policy) are mandatory reporters and are required to forward any report of discrimination or sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator.
The College offers resources and supportive measures to community members impacted by sexual discrimination or harassment or who may be involved in a Title IX process.
To make a report or file a Title IX grievance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator by phone, mail, email, or in person. These reporting avenues are for non-emergency situations and are monitored during normal College operating hours.
Important contact information:
In an Emergency, please call 911
- Georgetown College Campus Safety 502.863.8111
- Georgetown Police Victims Advocate 502.863.7826 x.896
- Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass 1.800.656.4673
- Green House 17 Domestic Violence 1.800.544.2022
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Text or Call 988
A more comprehensive list can be found at the bottom of this page.
Title IX Coordinator
1st floor Highbaugh Hall
Georgetown College Title IX Training
The College ensures that all members of the Title IX team, i.e. Title IX coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appellate decision-makers, institution-appointed process advisors, and resolution facilitators receive regular Title IX training. The scope of the training includes but is not limited to, the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment as defined in 34 C.F.R. 106.30 (a), the scope of the College’s education program and activity, how to conduct an investigation and grievance process, including hearings, appeals and informal resolution processes, as applicable, and how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and biases.
The Title IX Coordinator has been trained using Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) resources. ATIXA’s training materials can be found here: Atixa, Title IX Coordinator, Level 1.pdf and Atixa, Title IX Coordinator, Level 2.pdf.
All Title IX Team members are trained using materials through Institutional Compliance Solutions (ICS). This includes the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, Investigators, Decision Makers, Appellate Decision Makers, Process Advisors, Resolution Facilitators, and any others as needed. Relevant training information can be found at Higher Ed. - Institutional Compliance Solutions (icslawyer.com) and here: ICS Higher Ed Inspection Links.pdf.
Georgetown College Title IX Policy
A copy of our policy, including the grievance process, which is in compliance with the 2020 Title IX Regulations, can be found below. Any questions regarding this policy can be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.