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.


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.


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

Strategic priorities

The  Steering Committee has identified three Title IX strategic priorities for the University. Work groups were appointed to provide recommendations, and the Title IX Steering Committee and other members of University leadership are discussing the reports and evaluating implementation strategies.