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?
For more information and questions related to Title IX, please contact Evergreen's Title IX Coordinator:
Evans Hall 3009
Information for Involved Parties
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 Respondents
Information for Witnesses
The Title IX Coordinator can work with individuals to provide supportive measures, regardless of whether a Formal Complaint and a process is initiated.