Support is available to every member of the UW community, at all campuses and locations.

Sexual assault 
Resources are available for preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

Confidential Advocates
Advocates provide a free, confidential place to seek support, information, and assistance for any member of the UW community who has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or other forms of sexual misconduct. Advocates are available on all three campuses. Speaking to an advocate does not require an individual to make a report or to participate in an investigation or conduct process.

SafeCampus is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week and works with UW partners to assess and respond to personal and workplace safety concerns. SafeCampus is the designated office for employees to contact if they become aware that someone in our University community has experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and/or other forms of sexual misconduct.

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  • Phone:
    • Seattle: (206) 685-SAFE (7233)
    • Bothell: (425) 352-SAFE (7233)
    • Tacoma: (253) 692-SAFE (7233)

If you feel overwhelmed or are having trouble coping with problems on your own, seeking counseling might be a good option for you. Campus-based and community resources are available to students and employees.

UW Graduate School
The Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and Student Affairs provides assistance and support for post docs and graduate students on all three UW campuses.

Office of the Ombud
The Office of the Ombud offers a collaborative and confidential place to discuss University-related challenges. This office does not conduct investigations but can help assess complaint resolution options and navigate University resources.

Title IX Coordinators
The Office of the Title IX Coordinator provides information and assistance to individuals who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns or questions regarding any aspect of sexual misconduct or gender equity at the University of Washington. This includes answering questions for individuals who may have received a notification that their conduct is being investigated.

Human Resources
Human Resources can assist staff with complaints and/or conflict resolution. A number of individuals and offices are available, and employees may choose whichever option they are most comfortable with.