New Events and Initiatives Promote Transparency and Promotion in Equity and Compliance

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal law that prevents discrimination on the basis of sex, the Office of Equity and Compliance Programs is partnering with several campus units and divisions to highlight the impact of this law on Georgia Tech and higher education.

In 2019, the offices of Title IX and ADA were re-organized into one office, Equity and Compliance Programs, and moved under the umbrella of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Equity and Compliance Programs’ goal is to ensure non-discriminatory behaviors on the basis of sex, gender identity, and disability on Georgia Tech’s campus.

When Alexis Martinez, executive director of Equity and Compliance Programs arrived at Tech in summer 2021, she expressed a desire for more transparency between her office and the campus community. To support that commitment, Equity and Compliance Programs released an inaugural annual report highlighting the work the office has done in the past year.

“It’s a delicate balance,” Martinez explained. “The nature of our work is extremely sensitive, and there are many factors that prevent us from sharing full details of cases with the community. We hope that the information provided in this first annual report will contribute to the important dialogue about prevention practices, our responsibilities to each other, and building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all Yellow Jackets.”

In addition to the annual report, the office is teaming up with the Georgia Tech Library, Office of the President, and the Office of General Counsel to continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Tuesday, November 8

Tabling for Ethics Week
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 9

Picture a Scientist Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
5–7 p.m.
In-person, Scholars Event Theater, first floor of the Price Gilbert Memorial Library

 

Tuesday, November 15

Conversation with Cabrera featuring Sherry Boschert, award-winning journalist, and author of 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Scholars Event Theater, first floor of the Price Gilbert Memorial Library

Register at c.gatech.edu/boschert

 

If you would like to report an incident of discrimination or sexual misconduct, please contact the Office of Equity & Compliance Programs. Information can be provided through the online reporting forms available at equity.diversity.gatech.edu/report

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For More Information Contact

Tammy Parrett (she/her/hers)
Communications Manager
Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
tammy.parrett@gatech.edu