Equal Opportunity Institution

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) abides by the Technical College System of Georgia’s Policy 2.1.1. Statement of Equal Opportunity.  The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran or military status, marital status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I financed programs, educational programs, and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services. To review in its entirety, please access the TCSG Policy Manual and reference the corresponding policy and subsequent procedures.


All work and campus environments shall be free from unlawful forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation as outlined under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Georgia Fair Employment Act of 1978, as amended, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and other related mandates under TCSG Policy, federal or state statutes.

The Technical College System (TCSG) and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. TCSG and each technical college shall develop procedures for implementing this policy and for addressing employee and student complaints of unlawful discrimination for all work units and colleges, as mandated by federal compliance guidelines.

The following persons has been designated to manage inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Title IX Coordinator 

Serving Students on the Griffin Campus, Henry County Center, and Fayette County Center

Eben Risper, Assistant Director of Student Support Services Special Populations
Griffin Campus
501 Varsity Road
Building 100, Room 102
Griffin, GA 30223
Email: eben.risper@sctech.edu
Telephone number: 770-228-7382

ADA/504 Coordinator

Serving Students on the Griffin Campus, Henry County Center, and Fayette County Center

Teresa Brooks, Special Services Coordinator/Sign Language Interpreter
Griffin Campus
501 Varsity Road
Building 100, Room 103
Griffin, GA 30223
Email: teresa.brooks@sctech.edu
Telephone number: 770-228-7258

Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator

Serving Students on the Flint River Campus, Butts County, and Jasper County Center

Mary Jackson, Special Services Coordinator
Flint River Campus
1533 Highway 19 South
Room A-252
Thomaston, GA 30286
Email: mary.jackson@sctech.edu (make clickable)
Telephone number: 706-646-6224


Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator  (Employee complaints)

Beth Burns, Director of Human Resources
Griffin Campus
501 Varsity Road
Building 100, Room 131
Griffin, GA 30223
Email: beth.burns@sctech.edu
Telephone number: 770-229-3454

Any complaints filed against the Title IX Coordinator or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by:

Dr. Xenia Johns, Vice President for Student Affairs
Griffin Campus
501 Varsity Road
Dundee Education Technology Center, Room 115
Griffin, GA 30223
Email: xenia.johns@sctech.edu
Telephone number: 770-228-7348

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination