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Title IX Resources

If you are in imminent danger, have recently been harmed and/or are in need of medical attention, call 911 immediately.


What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that students and employees in educational settings, regardless of sex, are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on gender.

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 academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other educational program or activity operated by a recipient who receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964).

Title IX works together with state and district policy to ensure all Centennial students are safe at school by reducing barriers and protecting students from environments that interfere with safely accessing educational programs or activities. Also prohibited are behaviors or incidents that create an intimidating, offensive or hostile educational climate for another Centennial student.

Centennial will investigate all reports. You may report anonymously, however, anonymous reports are difficult to investigate & respond to. We cannot institute safety (or supportive) measures if we do not know the identity of the person harmed/impacted.

  • U.S. Department of Education: Q&A Regarding Final Title IX Rule

    • Sexual Harassment: Under Title IX, all of the following are considered forms of sexual harassment: 
      1. Sexual harassment
        1. Conditioning access to educational benefits on unwelcome sexual conduct (“quid pro quo”); or
        2. Engaging in unwelcome conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a student equal access to a school’s education program or activity.
      2. Sexual assault
        1. Forcible or nonforcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; or
        2. Unwelcome sexual conduct that occurs without consent or when under the influence of drugs/alcohol, while unconscious or elicited using physical force, coercion, or explicit or implied threats.
      3. Dating (or domestic) violence
        1. Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with another.
      4. Stalking
        1. A  pattern of behavior intended to cause fear or intimidation
    • Discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status: discrimination or unequal access to educational programs or opportunities based on pregnancy or parenting status
    • Gender inequity in athletics or education programs: unequal access based on sex to athletics, co-curricular or educational programs; inequitable access to facilities, participation, scholarships or other educational benefits.
    • Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity: under Oregon law, discrimination includes “any act that unreasonably differentiates treatment, intended or unintended, or any act that is fair in form but discriminatory in operation, either of which is based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability.” Oregon law broadly defines “sexual orientation” as "an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth".
  • If you are in imminent danger, have recently been harmed and/or are in need of medical attention, call 911 immediately.



    1. Talk to a trusted adult, administrator, counselor, or district Title IX contacts, or
      • ​​​​​​​The individual who receives the report and/or information will contact building or district Title IX coordinator

         2. Complete a Complaint Form (online form coming soon)

    Not sure who can help?  

    Contact your School Compliance Officer (SCO): List of School Compliance Officers

    The SCO is the building point of contact to: 

    1. receive all school-based reports of bullying, harassment & discrimination;
    2. conduct safety planning for impacted student(s);
    3. act as the main point of contact for Title IX reports, investigations & associated interventions; and
    4. ensure all incidents are cross-reported to DHS, Title IX etc as needed and appropriate.

CSD Title IX Team Contacts

Student Cases: Denise Wright, Director of Student Services, email:, phone: 503-762-3630

Staff Cases: Dr. Tasha Katsuda, Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources, email:, phone: 503-762-3640

List of School Compliance Officers