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“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

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is most commonly associated with gender discrimination in sports and is credited with advancing participation of women in athletics. However, the scope of Title IX is much more broad. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities.

Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students and includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator and/or the VP for Human Resources can address faculty, staff and student concerns related to sexual harassment, sexual assault and other actions that fall within the college’s obligations under Title IX.

District Title IX/EEO Coordinator
Holly Gorski
Vice President for Human Resources
253-964-6519

District Affirmative Action Officer
Paula Henson-Williams
253-864-3229

District Section 504 Coordinator
Tami Jacobs
253-964-6581

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – District Athletics
Duncan Stevenson
253-964-6612

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Pierce College Puyallup
Agnes Steward
253-840-8403

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Tami Jacobs
253-964-6581

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Kelly Benson
253-964-6716

Click here for more information on filing a complaint.

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District Title IX/EEO Coordinator

Holly Gorski
Vice President for Human Resources
253-964-6519

District Affirmative Action Officer

Paula Henson-Williams
ctcLink Project Director/District Affirmative Action Officer
253-864-3229

District Section 504 Coordinator

Tami Jacobs
Dean of Student Success
253-964-6581

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Duncan Stevenson
Director of District Athletics
253-964-6612
District Athletics

Agnes Steward
Dean of Student Success
253-840-8403
Pierce College Puyallup

Tami Jacobs
Dean of Student Success
253-964-6581
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Kelly Benson
Dean of Student & Enrollment Services
253-964-6716
Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord