Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Put a stop to sexual harassment. You are protected through Title IX.

Title IX at SPSCC

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to providing an inclusive, healthy and productive environment for our students to learn and our employees to work. The college does not tolerate violent, harassing, threatening, or intimidating behavior toward our students, staff, faculty, or visitors. Students learn and employees work best when they know they have a supportive environment in which to do so.

The safety of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors is our highest priority. SPSCC offers our campus community professional staff, resources, training, and policies that help ensure a safe environment on and off campus. With these people, tools, and means in place, we are confident that we have created a college in which people can learn and work at their best.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. _ 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is most commonly associated with gender discrimination in sports and is credited with advancing participation of women in athletics. However, the scope of Title IX is much broader. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities.

Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students and includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint.

Who do I report concerns to?

In case of an emergency, call 911.

If you would like to talk with someone about sexual and physical violence, please contact SPSCC's Title IX Coordinator:

Samantha Dotson,  Executive Human Resource Officer / Title IX Coordinator
South Puget Sound Community College, Building 25, Room 220
Phone: 360-596-5361

Samantha Dotson, ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Training, AGO Title IX Training Materials 2021, Certificates of Training

SPSCC Title IX Investigators:

Kevin Lineberger

Jody Shipper


Emergency Dial 911

Campus Contacts

Security Office:
Building 25

Counseling Services:
Building 22, Suite 260

Local Contacts

Local Police:
Lacey: 360-923-5209
Olympia: 360-704-8417
Tumwater: 360-754-4200