Fort Valley State University’s first priority is a safe campus operating ethically and efficiently. No student or employee should ever feel unsafe, harassed, or pressured to keep secret their witness to an unethical act. If this ever occurs, please say something.
In an urgent situation, don’t waste time trying to figure out what number to call. Call 911 to reach local first responders who can address your concern immediately, especially with regards to immediate health and safety issues.
Report Major Violations
You can file an electronic report for incidents involving assault, rape, fraud, abuse, discrimination, harassment, actual or threats of violence, and other forms of physical, financial, ethical, academic, verbal, and environmental misconduct at any time of the day or night using the online form operated by a third party provider here. Reports made here are also sent to the University System of Georgia Board of Regent Ethics And Compliance Unit.
Major concerns involving assault, rape, fraud, abuse, discrimination, harassment, threats of violence, and other forms of financial, ethical, academic and environmental misconduct can be reported at any time of the day or night by calling the reporting hotline. Reports submitted here are also submitted to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This includes sexual assault or harassment, discriminatory decision-making, failure to provide equitable opportunity, or disproportionate scholarship awards. Learn more about reporting Title IX violations here.
File a Complaint or Concern
Fort Valley State University is committed to reviewing concerns and complaints thoroughly and attempting to resolve them in an expeditious manner. The most direct route to resolving complaints is to go directly to the supervisor of the department, or report the concern to the most applicable area, such as Human Resources, the Office of Legal Affairs, or in certain instances, the Office of the President.
Fort Valley State University is committed to equal treatment to all members of the University community in regards to their personal and professional concerns. The objective of the complaint procedure is to ensure that concerns are acknowledged and promptly resolved.