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 ("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 on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. LCC is one of those recipients.

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a short and simple federal law:

“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.

WHERE DOES TITLE IX APPLY?

  • On and off-campus
  • All academic programs
  • All athletic and student activities
  • 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- or gender-based discrimination. This obligation remains even in the absence of a formal complaint.
  • Title IX ensures that both parties in a reported event have equal opportunity to be heard and participate in a grievance process.
  • End harassment
  • Remedy the impact
  • Prevent reoccurrence of violence or discrimination

When must Centralia College Act?

  • Once the college knows or reasonably should have known about a situation.

Who is a Responsible Employee?

Any college employee

CONTACT

Julie Huss, Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Title IX Coordinator
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA  98531
360-623-8474
Email Julie Huss

Robert Cox, Vice President for Student Services
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
360-623-8385
Email Robert Cox