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About the Office of Institutional Equity

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the University's commitment to equal opportunity for all members of its community.

It is our mission to provide an environment on campus that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment. We are committed and dedicated to the University’s nondiscrimination statement.

Meet Your Institutional Equity Team

Rodney Byrd Chief, Human Resources Officer

Rodney Byrd
Chief Human Resources Officer,  Assistant Vice President Human Resources, and Title IX Deputy Coordinator 
Phone: (678) 466-4232

Nikia Yallah, Assistant Director of HR

Nikia Yallah
Director, Employment Services, Institutional Equity, Employee Relations, EEO & Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (678) 466-4237