Mission

The University of Washington carries out the objectives of Title IX through a coordinated system of initiatives, programs, and services that collectively protect educational access, advance gender equity, and prevent and respond to sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender discrimination. Title IX applies to and protects students, staff, faculty, other academic personnel and visitors at the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses as well as other sites and programs affiliated with the University.

Vision

The University will be a leader and model within higher education for achieving gender equity, and providing and maintaining a respectful learning and working environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender discrimination.

Oversight

The Title IX Steering Committee provides strategic guidance for Title IX-related work at all UW campuses and locations.

Strategic priorities

The Title IX Steering Committee identified three Title IX-related strategic priorities for the University: campus climate; education and outreach; and, employee responsibilities. Work groups were appointed in 2018 to provide recommendations for action on the strategic priorities.

The steering committee and other University leaders have reviewed and discussed these reports, and work is underway to implement many of the recommendations. For more information about Title IX training, policy, and climate (coming soon) initiatives, review the working committee charge statements below.