Title IX Sexual Misconduct
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students or employees, which includes acts of sexual violence or sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Retaliation against those who raise complaints or participate in the complaint investigation and resolution process is also prohibited.
The University of Washington’s responsibilities under Title IX include responding to situations of sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment.
The policies prohibiting these behaviors for students are located in the Student Conduct Code, and for employees and other members of the University community, in Executive Order 51 and Executive Order 31.
The University recognizes that sexual misconduct affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, abilities and socio-economic status. While University officials encourage individuals to report sexual misconduct, we also want those impacted by sexual misconduct to understand their rights and what resources are available to them before making the decision to initiate a complaint.
If you are aware of a situation that potentially involves sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, related retaliation or other forms of sexual misconduct, you are strongly encouraged to call UW SafeCampus at 206-685-SAFE (7233) to arrange for affected persons to receive information about their rights and resources.
The University’s Sexual Assault Resources webpage provides those impacted by sexual misconduct with resources, options and university policies and processes.
For more information, watch this training video for all University employees, entitled “Responding to Individuals Impacted by Sexual Misconduct.”
SafeCampus is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week at the following numbers:
- Seattle: 206-685-SAFE (7233)
- Bothell: 425-352-SAFE (7233)
- Tacoma: 253-692-SAFE (7233)