Any university faculty or staff member, except those exempted through patient privacy laws, who is notified of an incident of student sexual misconduct must report the incident to the Title IX coordinator.
Individuals who witness or become aware of an incident of student sexual misconduct are encouraged to report the incident to Michele Reed, Title IX coordinator, at 706-721-0901, or visit us in person at 919 15th Street.
Under Title IX, Augusta University is obligated to investigate and potentially take action when an incident of sex or gender discrimination or sexual misconduct is made known to a “responsible employee.” A responsible employee is defined as: (a) any employee who has the authority to take action to redress the harassment, discrimination or misconduct; (b) any employee who has the duty to report harassment, discrimination or misconduct to appropriate school officials; or (c) an individual who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or responsibility.
The University System of Georgia has further defined an employee’s role in reporting sexual discrimination and misconduct, and refers to such individuals as “mandatory reporters.”
The university system has made the following guidelines available to mandatory reporters:
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