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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination at educational institutions that receive 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 information, counseling services, registration, classroom assignments, grading and discipline. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. This can take many forms including:

  • Verbal or written harassment
  • Sexual assault, including rape and other unwanted sexual touching
  • Stalking (when done on the basis of sex)
  • Dating or domestic violence

Schools are legally required to respond to and remedy hostile educational environments.


Notice of Complaint’s Rights and Resources

This document contains information for complainants of violent crimes regarding your rights on campus and available resources on campus and in the community.


Title IX Contact

David Orr serves as primary contact at Centenary College regarding Title IX. Call him at 318.869.5080 or email at

File a report

Complete this form to file a report.

How do I support a friend

Validating a friend's experience is an important part of their healing process and helping them to take needed steps to get support. Visit the link to see resources on how to support a friend and yourself.


There are both on and off-campus resources to support your physical and mental health.

Contact Info

David Orr

Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation and Title IX Coordinator for the College

Gold Dome 205

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.