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.

No one will be denied employment at or admission to Centenary University on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, handicap/disability or veteran status, gender, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, citizenship, ethnic or national origin. The University does not discriminate on the basis of any of the aforementioned protected bases in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified by federal law and regulations. The Senior Human Resources Generalist/Compliance Officer/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 Susan Nesmith, Senior Human Resources Generalist, 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/staff seeking additional information 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 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 x2364. 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.