A person who experiences sex- or gender-based violence, harassment, or discrimination may prefer to be identified as a survivor, a victim, a witness, or by another term.
Support and resources are available to every member of the UW community, at all campuses and locations, whether or not an investigation is requested. If you submit a report via the online Title IX reporting form, Title IX staff will provide information about supportive measures, explain formal and informal options, and provide referrals to additional resources.
Know Your Rights & Resources guide
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 sex- or gender-based discrimination. 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 additional 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 only 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. You can request anonymity when you contact SafeCampus at 206.685.7233 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resolution options: You have the right to make a formal complaint to the University and request an investigation. The Investigation Office, the Office of the Title IX Coordinator, and/or confidential advocates can provide information regarding the formal complaint process.
- Supportive measures: Intends to restore or preserve access to UW’s education and work environments and are available regardless of whether a formal complaint has been submitted. Examples include modifications of course-related deadlines, changes in class schedules, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence and/or mutual restrictions on communication between two parties.
The Office of the Title IX Coordinator assists any member of the University community with concerns or inquiries regarding sex- and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination.
SafeCampus and the Title IX Coordinator strive to safeguard the privacy of individuals who have been impacted, but their staff does not have legally protected confidentiality.
The guide is available in two versions:
- Guide with live links to information about campus and community resources
- Guide with text only without hyperlinks.
Confidential advocates have legally protected confidentiality and share information with others only when given specific permission by the person who has experienced the harm or when required by law.
The Office of the Title IX Coordinator does not have legally protected confidentiality but strives to safeguard the individual privacy and only shares 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.