“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 Coordinator

Sean Cooke

Deputy Title IX Coordinator — EEO/Human Resources

Deena Forsythe

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – District Athletics

Duncan Stevenson

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Student Conduct

Julie Draper-Davis

Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Kelly Benson

District Affirmative Action Officer

Paula Henson-Williams

District Section 504 Coordinator

Davi Kallman