Title IX

Reporting options

If you have experienced sex or gender discrimination, including sexual assault, relationship or intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct, you have the right to make a formal complaint and request an investigation.

Before requesting an investigation, you may wish to speak to a confidential advocate. Confidential advocates can help you consider your reporting options and explain what to expect if you decide to make a formal complaint.  They can also explain and help facilitate supportive measures and other resources that feel right to you and your situation.

Supportive measures are available to you whether or not you choose to submit a formal complaint. Visit the Title IX Support & Help page, which includes a link to the Title IX Know Your Rights and Resources guide, and/or contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator for more information.

To submit a complaint about an employee, contact:

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO)
UCIRO complaint and investigation process overview.

To submit a complaint about a student, contact:

Title IX Investigation Office
Title IX complaint and investigation process overview.

For faculty and staff: if you become aware that someone has experienced sexual misconduct, visit the Title IX Faculty and staff resources page to understand your obligations and options as a University employee.


You have the right to report to the police and to make a formal complaint to the University. You can report to both, to just the police, to just the University, or to neither. It is your choice.

State and Federal Reporting Options

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Seattle Office 915 Second Ave, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Phone: 206-607-1600

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Seattle Field Office, Federal Office Building 909 First Avenue, Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: 1-800-669-4000 TTY: 1-800-669-6820

Washington State Human Rights Commission
711 South Capitol Way, Suite 402, P.O. Box 42490 Olympia, WA 98504-2490
Phone: 1-800-233-3247