Students that believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct under Title IX (sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact / intercourse, intimate partner violence, stalking, other forms of sex discrimination) have various reporting options and are encouraged to report.
If a report is made alleging a EWU student engaged in sexual misconduct your complaint will be handled through the student conduct process overseen by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
If a report is made alleging a EWU employee (faculty, staff, vendor, contracted employee) engaged in sexual misconduct your complaint will be handled by the Title IX Coordinator or designee.
If a report is made alleging a EWU student / employee engaged in sexual misconduct, the complaint will be handled by the Title IX Coordinator then forwarded to the student conduct process overseen by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
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. However, you can request assistance with interim measures and resources. 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.
You have the option to report misconduct anonymously. However, anonymous reports may affect EWU's ability to conduct an investigation into the alleged misconduct. You may contact the Title IX Coordinator directly or report to non-confidential reporting resources. The following are reporting options:
University Police Anonymous TIP LINE: 509.359.4286
* You may request to remain anonymous with the Title IX Coordinator.
Reporting to EWU
Students may report the alleged sexual misconduct in person directly to a non-confidential resource listed or the Title IX Coordinator. All EWU employees are mandated reporters of any alleged Title IX misconduct. Therefore, any alleged Title IX violation reported to any employee at EWU shall be reported to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours.
Reporting to Police
Students have the option to file a criminal complaint with EWU Police Department or the local Police Department if the incident occurred away from campus. If you report to EWUPD, they will notify the Title IX Coordinator. If you report to a local PD, they are not required to report and therefore EWU might not be informed of the reported misconduct.
Reporting to other resources
You may prefer to discuss an alleged Title IX violation with someone from other resources on campus. However, every employee at EWU (except CAPS) is required to report to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours.
State and Federal Reporting Options
Students have the option to report their complaints to the following external agencies if they believe EWU did not properly handle their complaint:
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Seattle Office 915 Second Ave, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099 Phone: 206-607-1600 or Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov Visit us on our site!
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Seattle Field Office, Federal Office Building 909 First Avenue, Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 TTY: 1-800-669-6820
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Washington State Human Rights Commission
711 South Capitol Way, Suite 402, P.O. Box 42490 Olympia, WA 98504-2490
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