Notice of Non-Discrimination

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or genetic information in its programs and activities, including admissions and employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other applicable statutes, regulations, and USG and ABAC policies.

ABAC prohibits inappropriate conduct based on gender or sex, sexual discrimination and harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence in its programs and activities. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature such as sexual touching, sexual comments, jokes, or gestures, or distributing sexually explicit material. Sexual violence is a physical sexual act taken against a person’s will or when a person is incapable of consenting due to alcohol or drug use. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

The following person has been designated as the Title IX Coordinator to serve as the campus coordinator for overall Title IX campus compliance and discrimination policies relating to the employment arena: Richard L. Spancake, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at 229-391-4887 or rspancake@abac.edu.

The ABAC Title IX Deputy Coordinators for students are Dr. Alan Kramer, Athletic Director/Assistant Dean of Students at 229-391-4928 or akramer@abac.edu; Dr. Franzelle Mathis-Pertilla, Associate Professor of Business at 229-391-4837 or fpertilla@abac.edu; and Mr. Spencer Stewart, Director of Student Services (Bainbridge) at 229-243-3017 or spencer.stewart@abac.edu. Students and employees are encouraged to report issues involving inappropriate conduct/harassment/discrimination based upon protected factors. Sexual assault and sexual violence should be reported immediately to the ABAC Police Department at 229-391-5660 or if off campus call 911.

For confidential counseling and assistance, contact Dr. Shubha Chatterjee in the Office of Counseling and Accommodation Services at 229-391-5135 or email schatterjee@abac.edu.  In addition, the ABAC Health Center provides confidential services.  You may contact the ABAC Health Clinic Director Mrs. Carmen Counts, RN at 229-391-5025 or email ccounts@abac.edu.

ABAC also prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in its programs and activities, including admissions, employment, treatment, and access. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries or assistance: For inquiries of assistance, contact Dr. Shubha Chatterjee in the Office of Counseling and Accommodation Services at 229-391-5135 or email schatterjee@abac.edu.