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GICA Compliance Collaborative Program
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The Compliance Collaborative Program (CCP) of the Georgia Independent College Association is the first program of its kind in the nation. Established in 2016, the CCP is comprised of 14 GICA member institutions. Originally focusing on providing consulting services to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, GICA and the CCP Steering Committee have extensively expanded the scope of the services provided.

CCP Members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Unlimited access to the services of the CCP Consultant
  • Numerous webinars scheduled throughout the year for all campus constituents
  • Topics vary depending on changing laws. Recent topics included Trauma Informed Response, Title IX, Clery Act, Emotional Support and Service Animals, Campus Speech, and Reporting Policy.
  • Webinars are recorded and access to recording provided to all CCP members
  • Multiple in-person full-day training seminars offered in convenient locations throughout Georgia
  • Assistance in policy review and formation
  • Policies reviewed range from Title IX to ADA accommodations to Missing Students to Service and Assistance Animals
  • Regular list-serve distributions to provide updates as needed
  • Monthly newsletters on relevant federal laws
  • Access to resource folder (currently under development)
  • Assessment of the status of CCP members’ compliance initiatives


    Mission Statement

    The mission of the GICA Compliance Collaborative Program (CCP) is to support each participating CCP member institution as it develops and enacts policies and procedures that are compliant with state and federal laws, mandates, and guidance. The staff of the CCP support campuses in this process by offering training, consultation, guidance, and policy review and recommendations.


    Is your campus interested in joining the CCP?

    If your institution is interested in becoming a CCP member, contact Lisa Macke at lmacke@georgiacolleges.org.

    CCP Consultant

    Judith W. Spain, J.D., CCEP, is an attorney licensed to practice in KY, OH, PA, and NY. Judy is a tenured Professor. She was employed at Eastern Kentucky University, a large public regional institution, as their General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and initiated and implemented their inaugural compliance program. Judy was also employed at Manhattanville College, a small private liberal arts institution, as their General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and developed and implemented a compliance program. Judy is the author of Higher Education Compliance: Blueprint for Success, which provides a step-by-step process for designing and implementing a compliance initiative. All CCP Members receive this book to assist in the evaluation process prior to developing a compliance initiative.

GICA Member Institutions