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Office Name Change – August 1, 2019

The WSU Office for Equal Opportunity will assume a new name, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI), on August 1, 2019, to better communicate the purpose and services of our office.

The Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for:

  • Complaint Investigation

    • The Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) is WSU’s central intake and referral office for discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct complaints from students, staff, faculty, and visitors or guests.
  • Executive Policy #15

    • WSU’s Executive Policy #15 prohibits discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  This policy expresses WSU’s commitment to maintain an environment free of all forms of discrimination.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance

    • Monitors activities to ensure WSU is in compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws.
  • Title IX Compliance

    • Title IX reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
  • ADA Compliance 

    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.  The ADA includes both mental and physical medical conditions.  Title II of the ADA applies to the university and includes regulations covering access to university programs and services.
  • Education and Training

    • Raising awareness surrounding human rights and equal employment opportunity issues. By engaging in educational endeavors, it is our hope to improve campus climate, improve best practices, and help secure a diverse workforce that can meet the needs of the University.

What to Know:

File a Complaint 

Polices and Procedures 


To take the WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey, please contact our office or visit the below link:

WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey

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FAQ for Collection of Personal Demographic Information