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Title IX

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is committed to ensuring a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all members of the ABAC community. ABAC does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities.

The College prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. ABAC will not tolerate sexual misconduct, which is prohibited, and which includes, but is not limited to, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and stalking.

ABAC strongly encourages members of the College community to report instances of sexual misconduct promptly. These policies and procedures are intended to ensure that all parties involved receive appropriate support and fair treatment and that allegations of sexual misconduct are handled in a prompt, thorough, and equitable manner.

What it Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and reads:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX Compliance & Key Contacts

Each university receiving federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts.

The Title IX Coordinator for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is Richard Spancake, Director of Human Resources. Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator can be found below:

Mailing Address
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Attention: Richard Spancake
2802 Moore Hwy Box 33
Tifton, Georgia 31793

Physical Address
Herring Hall, Room 105
First Floor

(229) 391-4887

The adoption of procedures to provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints is a critical function of the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator can assist persons alleging sexual misconduct in filing their complaints and/or overseeing the step-by-step procedures to be sure that appropriate time frames are met.

The Title IX Coordinator also assists in answering questions about university policies and resources related to sexual misconduct or discrimination.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator listed above, or can be referred to the U.S. Department of Education (contact information below):

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481

If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the U.S. Department of Education, you may do so by clicking here.

Key Contacts

Richard Spancake, Director of Human Resources

Sarai Mapp, Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Franzelle Pertilla, Deputy Coordinator

Spencer Stewart, Deputy Coordinator-Bainbridge

For Emergency: Contact ABAC Police at 229-391-5060 or call 911

Confidential ABAC Resources Include:
Counseling Center at 229-391-5135
Accommodation & Disability Services at 229-391-5132
ABAC Health Center at 229-391-5030

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The USG is committed to ensuring the highest ethical conduct of the members of its community by promoting a safe learning and working environment. To that end, this Policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct, a form of sex discrimination, as defined in its policy.