Support and resources are available to every member of the UW community, at all campuses and locations, whether or not an investigation is requested or a formal complaint is submitted.
The Know Your Rights & Resources guide is intended for any member of the University community who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, relationship or intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. The guide provides important information on resources and reporting options so that individuals can decide what feels right for their situation.
Know Your Rights & Resources guide introduces resources, such as:
- Confidential advocates: available to all students and employees during regular University business hours at no cost. Confidential advocates have legally protected confidentiality and share information with others when given express permission by the person who has experienced the harm or when required by law.
- SafeCampus: provides consultation and support when you have safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others, including concerns about unwelcome conduct or gender-based violence. You can contact SafeCampus anonymously at 206.685.7233 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reporting options: you have the right to make a formal complaint to the University and request an investigation. The investigation office(s) and/or confidential advocates can provide information regarding the complaint and investigation process.
- Supportive measures: available regardless of whether a complaint is filed, or an investigation is requested. Supportive measures may include course-related modifications, changes in work or housing locations, referrals for support or legal services, or restrictions on communication between two people.
- The Office of the Title IX Coordinator: assists any member of the University community with concerns or inquiries regarding sexual misconduct or sex- or gender discrimination. SafeCampus and the Title IX Coordinator strive to safeguard the privacy of individuals who have been impacted by sexual misconduct, but their staff does not have legally protected confidentiality.
The guide is available in two forms:
- The first has live links to information about campus and community resources
- The second is a text-only version
For additional information, please visit UW Sexual Assault Resources.
Confidential advocates have legally protected confidentiality and share information with others when given specific permission by the person who has experienced the harm or when required by law.
The Office of the Title IX Coordinator and SafeCampus do not have legally protected confidentiality but strive to safeguard the privacy of individuals who have been impacted by sexual misconduct. They share information as needed to respond to the requests of those who have been harmed, to assess community safety, or to comply with legal requirements.
The Know Your Rights and Resources guide provides information on resources and reporting options so individuals can decide what feels right for their situation.
Information can also be found on the UW Sexual Assault Resources website, as well as through national organizations such as RAINN and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.