Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington state law, and University of Washington policies collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking are among the forms of discrimination UW policy prohibits. Retaliation for raising concerns about any of these behaviors is also prohibited.
Title IX and UW policies apply to and protect students, staff, faculty, and other academic personnel at all campuses, sites, and programs affiliated with the University. Visitors are expected to follow the conduct expectations of UW community members and may report violations of policies by UW community members.
University of Washington Policies
Executive Order 31: Non-discrimination and Affirmative Action
- Prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity or expression;
- Also prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, and/or veteran status.
Executive Order 51: Sexual Violence Elimination
- Prohibits sex- and gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
- Describes education & training related to sex- and gender-based violence and harassment.
Executive Order 70: Compliance with the 2020 US Education Department Sexual Harassment Regulations
- Prohibits conduct as defined by the 2020 federal Title IX regulations;
- Requires certain personnel (Officials Require to Report) to report sexual harassment to the Office of the Title IX Coordinator or designee.
Student Conduct Code: Chapter 478-121 WAC
- Applies to students only;
- See Parts II and VII for prohibited conduct.
Student Governance Policies, Chapter 210: Student Conduct Policy for Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation
- Applies to students only;
- Includes information to assist students in understanding their rights and responsibilities.
Administrative Policy Statement 46.8: Domestic Violence in the Workplace and Reasonable Accommodations and Leave Related to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
- Applies to employees only;
- Prohibits domestic violence in the workplace;
- Outlines reasonable accommodation and leave available to employees impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Executive Order 54: Employee-Student Romantic Relationships and Conflicts of Interest
- Prohibits employees from engaging in a romantic relationship with a student or exercising authority over a student when the relationship creates a conflict of interest or could be perceived to do so.
Complaints about employees
- Administrative Policy Statement 46.3: Resolution of Complaints Against University Employees
- Executive Order 70: Compliance with the 2020 US Education Department Sexual Harassment Regulations
Complaints about faculty and other academic personnel
- Faculty Code and Governance, Chapter 25: Tenure of the Faculty
- Faculty Code and Governance, Chapter 28: Adjudicative Proceedings for the Resolution of Differences
Complaints about students