Centenary University is committed to maintaining an academic and work environment free from all forms of unlawful sexual or other harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Centenary University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Centenary adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Centenary does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, disability, veteran status, gender, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus, within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies. The Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator coordinates Centenary’s efforts to comply with any and all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the protected characteristics listed above.

Discrimination complaints are processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy.

It is the policy of Centenary University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the University’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. Centenary University has designated Christine Rosado, Director of Human Resources, to serve as the Title IX Coordinator, and Kerry Mullins, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students to serve as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  Each individual is available to any student, faculty, or member of the staff seeking additional information, support, or wishing to file a complaint related to sexual harassment, discriminatory harassment, dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  The Director of Human Resources also serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity officer for the University, and is the resource available to anyone seeking additional information or wishing to file a complaint.

The Title IX Coordinator is located in the Human Resources Office and can be reached at 908-852-1400 x2334. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is located in the Student Life Office and can be reached at x2105.

A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the U.S. Department of Education’s website or calling 800-421-3481.