Title IX is a federal law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. While Title IX is most often associated with gender based discrimination in athletics, the law is much broader. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all college programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admission, recruiting, financial aid, academic advising and programs, housing, athletics, student services, recreational services, residential life programs, health services, counseling services, registration, classroom assignments, grading and discipline. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The following individuals serve as primary contacts at Centenary College regarding Title IX:

David Orr
Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation and Facilities and Title IX Coordinator for the College
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Marcus Manning
Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation and Title IX Representative for Athletics and Wellness
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Campus and Local Resources

Information about Centenary's sexual harassment and sexual assault policies and procedures may be found in the Student Handbook, the Faculty Handbook, and the Personnel Policy Manual.

Visit the Centenary College Counseling Center. You may request an appointment with the Director of Counseling & Disability Services Tina Feldt at 318.869.5466 or tfeldt@centenary.edu.

Contact a Caddo Sexual Assault Advocate at 318.227.7900, 2900 Hearne Ave, Shreveport, LA. Advocates and forensic examiners are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year.

Visit Centenary Health Services for non-emergency medical care. The Counseling and Health Services Coordinator, Melinda Koch, is available at 318.869.5466 or mkoch@centenary.edu. For emergency medical care, please call 911.

For on-campus housing questions, please contact the Director of Residence Life, Montgomery Mewers, at 318.869.5110 or mmewers@centenary.edu.

If you have missed class or assignments due to an incident, please contact Assistant Provost for Student Support, Dr. Edward Ragan, at 318.869.5142 or eragan@centenary.edu for assistance. You may also receive assistance with changing sections of a class or dropping a class at any time and without penalty, when the request is an outcome of an experienced incident.

It is possible to initiate an informal or formal disciplinary process at Centenary for Title IX violations. To do so, please contact the Director of Student Conduct, Montgomery Mewers, at 318.869.5110 or mmewers@centenary.edu or the campus Title IX Coordinators Caroline Carlton (ccarlton@centenary.edu; 318.869.5717) or David Orr (dorr@centenary.edu; 318.869.5080).

To file criminal charges, please contact the Centenary Department of Public Safety at 318.869.5000, the Shreveport Police Department at 318.673.7300, or Police located in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.

You may request a directive for no contact through the Director of Student Conduct, Montgomery Mewers, at 318.869.5110 or mmewers@centenary.edu or the campus Title IX Coordinators Caroline Carlton (ccarlton@centenary.edu; 318.869.5717) or David Orr (dorr@centenary.edu; 318.869.5080).

You may have all directory information that is usually available through campus information made confidential by contacting Dr. Katherine Bearden at 318.869.5039 or registrar@centenary.edu.