On February 22, 2017, the federal administration withdrew previous guidelines which supported the rights of transgender students to use facilities that aligned with their gender identity. While this may have an impact at other educational institutes, WSU remains committed to supporting the rights of its students to participate in the programs and facilities which align with their gender identity. WSU also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or sex and/or gender (Executive Policy 15). Resources and support options are available to all students. To learn more about resources and support options, visit:
- Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC): GIESORC promotes education, empowerment, and engagements for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally (LGBTQA) constituents across the WSU system. Reach us at: Compton Union Building (CUB), Room 401, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 509-335-6428.
- Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO): OEO is the central intake office for complaints relating to discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. Reach us at: French Administration Building, Room 225, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 509-335-8288, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Campus specific resources are also available for students with academic or medical concerns, and for students who are interested in getting involved. For campus specific resources, visit the following: