Reporting Options for Complainants
Individuals that have been subjected to sexual misconduct are encouraged to report any incidents relating to sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, intimate partner violence, gender-based harassment, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators or their designee. Options to report include pursuing a complaint through the university investigatory and disciplinary process, pursuing a criminal compliant by contacting the university police or local law enforcement or pursuing both a criminal and administrative complaint simultaneously. Allegation(s) against non-students or non-employees will most likely not be investigated by EWU due to the fact EWU would not have jurisdiction over them to take disciplinary action. Criminal complaints can still be filed with the local law enforcement entity. If the Respondent is a community member at another university you may receive assistance with filing a Title IX complaint with the affiliated university's Title IX Coordinator.
Anonymous or Confidential Reporting
Individuals that have been subjected to sexual misconduct have the option to report anonymously. However, anonymous reports may affect or prevent EWU from conducting an investigation. Confidentiality may be requested but may not always be possible based on the circumstances as each complaint involves different circumstances.
All EWU employees, except licensed professional counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are mandated reporters. Therefore, any incidents of alleged sexual misconduct reported to an EWU employee (other than a licensed professional counselor at CAPS) will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours in compliance with policy. Employees that have been subjected to sexual misconduct are not required to self report the alleged incident they were involved in.