The University has many policies either prohibiting or outlining the process by which to address sexual misconduct, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and other sexual misconduct.

Some of these policies apply to all members of the University community whether students, faculty, or staff. Other policies apply only to students or only to University employees. Additionally, some individual schools or departments have professionalism policies that cover more conduct. Below are links to some of the University’s policies.

Sexual Violence Elimination Policy (Exec. Order 51)
The University’s policy prohibiting sexual misconduct, including domestic violence, relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking and addressing prevention and response.

Non-discrimination and Affirmative Action (Exec. Order 31)
The University’s policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Employee-Student Romantic Relationships and Conflicts of Interest (Exec. Order 54)
The University’s policy regarding employees engaging in romantic relationships with students, actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and exercising authority over a student.

Resolution of Complaints Against University Employees (APS 46.3)
Policy covering reporting options and investigation process for complaints alleging that the behavior of University employees may have violated the University’s non-discrimination and non-retaliation policies (Executive Order No. 31).

Policy on Domestic Violence in the Workplace and Leave Related to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking (APS 11.7)
Policy regarding leave available to University employees impacted by domestic violence/relationship violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Violence in the workplace includes relationship violence and stalking that intrudes into the workplace.

Student Governance and Policies, Student Conduct Policy for Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation, Chapter 210
Student Conduct policy designed to comply with the University’s responsibilities under federal and state civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, and the Washington Administrative Code.

Student Conduct Code (Chapter 478-121 WAC)
The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter detailing the Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington.