Centralia College Title IX Statement

Members of Centralia College (CC) campus community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual misconduct and any other form of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination and violence.

CC does not tolerate sexual misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment (in person, by text, or online)
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual stalking
  • Gender-based Hate Crimes


What is Title IX?

Title IX helps to foster safe and respectful college environments that better protect students, faculty, and staff from incidents of sex- or gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, relationship violence and abuse.

Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State's Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations.

Title IX is part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. CC is one of those recipients.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” — Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Why Is Title IX Important?

Title IX helps to foster safe and respectful college environments that better protect students, faculty, and staff from incidents of sex- or gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, relationship violence and abuse.

The safety of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors is our highest priority. Centralia College offers the campus community professional staff, resources, training, and policies that help ensure a safe environment on and off campus. With these people, tools, and means in place, we are confident we have created a college in which people can learn and work at their best.

Learn More: Know your Rights: Title IX (source: US Department of Education)

Where Does Title IX Apply?

  • On- and off-campus education programs and activities
  • All academic programs
  • All athletic and student activities
  • Workplace on or off campus

What Is Not Title IX?

  • Title IX does not apply when a Centralia College student is not involved.
  • Centralia College does not have jurisdiction or authority over non-students.
  • Title IX does not cover cases that occur off-campus unless the event is part of a school-sponsored activity.

Who Does Title IX Apply To?

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Board members
  • Vendors and visitors

What Are Centralia College’s Responsibilities?

  • The college is obligated to provide a prompt, thorough, and equitable investigation of sexual misconduct or sex-based discrimination of a Title IX issue.
  • Title IX ensures that both reported parties in an event have an equal opportunity to be heard and participate in the full grievance process.
  • Work to end sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Remedy the impact across the campus community.
  • Prevent the reoccurrence of violence or discrimination.
  • Increase education and awareness of Title IX.

Centralia College will seek to fully protect the privacy of the Complainant, consistent with the legal obligation to investigate, take appropriate remedial and/or disciplinary action, and comply with the federal and state law, as well as CC policies and procedures. Although Centralia College will attempt to honor Complainant’s' requests for confidentiality, it cannot guarantee complete confidentiality. Determinations regarding how to handle requests for confidentiality will be made by the Title IX Coordinator.

The Title IX Coordinator will inform and attempt to obtain consent from the Complainant before commencing an investigation of alleged Sexual Harassment. If a Complainant asks that their name not be revealed to the Respondent or that CC not investigate the allegation, the Title IX Coordinator will inform the Complainant that maintaining confidentiality may limit CC’s ability to fully respond to the claims and that retaliation by the Respondent and/or others is prohibited.

If the Complainant still insists that their name not be disclosed or that CC not investigate, the Title IX Coordinator will determine whether CC can honor the request and at the same time maintain a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the Centralia College community, including the Complainant. Factors to be weighed during this determination may include, but are not limited to:

  • The seriousness of the alleged Sexual Harassment;
  • The age of the Complainant;
  • Whether the Sexual Harassment was perpetrated with a weapon;
  • Whether the Respondent has a history of committing acts of Sexual Harassment or violence or has been the subject of other Sexual Harassment or violence claims or findings;
  • Whether the Respondent threatened to commit additional acts of Sexual Harassment or violence against the Complainant or others; and
  • Whether relevant evidence about the alleged incident can be obtained through other means (e.g., security cameras, other witnesses, physical evidence).


Joy Anglesey
Vice President of Human Resources & Equity
Title IX Coordinator
Centralia College

600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
Email Joy Anglesey