Title IX

What Does Title IX Mean for Me?

Title IX allows students, faculty, staff and visitors on-campus to learn, work, and live in an environment free from discrimination based on sex and gender, and behaviors like sexual harassment, stalking, and non-consensual interactions.

If you are an Evergreen community member, Title IX creates a process for you to report harassment or discriminatory behaviors related to sex and/or gender, and seek resolution options if you want to.

If you work for the college, it means you are a Responsible Employee and must report any instances of potential sexual harassment or discrimination that you become aware of.

Examples of potential violations:

  • Gender Discrimination: discriminatory conduct based on a person's gender, gender expression, perceived gender, or gender stereotypes
  • Sexual Harassment: discrimination based on the person’s sex – characterized by unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Sexual Assault: actual or attempted sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent.
  • Stalking: engaging in conduct directed at another individual that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others, or to feel intimidated or harassed.
  • Dating/Domestic Violence: physical or sexual abuse or harm, or the threat of physical or sexual abuse including emotional abuse and psychological abuse.
  • Sexual Exploitation: taking non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of an individual for the advantage or benefit or anyone other than the person being exploited.

Are you the victim of a Title IX violation or a Responsible Employee aware of a potential violation?

Make a Title IX Report

For more information and questions related to Title IX, please contact Evergreen's Title IX Coordinator:

(360) 867-5224
Evans Hall 3009

Information for Involved Parties

Your Rights

At any point in the Title IX process, regardless of whether a Formal Complaint has been filed or not, both parties (Complainant and Respondent) have rights. Students, Faculty and Staff participating in any resolution process or complaint process have the right to:

  • A full, fair and impartial proceeding
  • Information about the potential policy violation(s) in question
  • Supply information on potential witnesses
  • Supply written statements
  • The ability to have an advisor of choice at all meetings and proceedings
  • The ability to review all evidence and documents that will be used to make a determination
  • The respondent will be presumed not responsible until the resolution of a disciplinary process

All individuals have the right to support and resources. Below, please find information for each party.

Information for Complainants

Information for Student Complainants (PDF, 4 pages)

Information for Employee Complainants (PDF, 4 pages)

Information for Respondents

Information for Student Respondents (PDF, 4 pages)

Information for Employee Respondents (PDF, 4 pages)

Information for Witnesses

Information for Witnesses (PDF, 2 pages)

The Title IX Coordinator can work with individuals to provide supportive measures, regardless of whether a Formal Complaint and a process is initiated.