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Washington State University Office for Equal Opportunity

Title IX

BACKGROUND:

  • 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.”
  • Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
  • WSU Executive Policy 15 prohibits discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence).  For more information, visit Executive Policy 15 Website.
  • WSU Standards of Conduct for Students prohibits discrimination and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence).  To view the standards, visit Standards of Conduct for Students Website.

FUNCTIONS:

The Title IX Committee is formally charged with advising the President of the University on matters relating to the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. These deal with nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Specifically, the committee is charged with monitoring, evaluating, and determining if sex equity exists in the areas of Financial Aid, Student Housing, Admissions, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Compensation, and with coordinating the university’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations, including the investigation of Title IX complaints.  For more information, visit the Title IX Committee Home Page.

PROCESS:

Information about the complaint process can be found at:

Printer-friendly, one-page resources and processes flyers in PDF format for individual campuses are also available here:

The above resource information can also be found on our website by visiting the Resources Home Page.

Washington State University Amnesty Statement:

Washington State University (WSU) encourages students to report incidents of sexual violence without fear of consequences for having possessed or consumed alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the incident.  WSU’s primary concern is to ensure the safety of the students involved and gather relevant information so the University can address the student(s)’ concerns.  Generally**, WSU will refrain from imposing formal discipline for alcohol or drug use and/or possession under the Standards of Conduct for Students for victims and potential witnesses of sexual violence in order to facilitate reporting and resolution of sexual violence concerns.

This practice will not provide relief from disciplinary action for other alleged violations of the Standards of Conduct (e.g., hazing, theft, drug/alcohol manufacture or distribution).  Moreover, students who distribute alcohol and/or drugs that intentionally, or through negligence, contribute to the sexual violence will not be granted the same consideration.

**In rare circumstances where OSC has concerns that a student’s repeat or severe misuse of alcohol or drugs will result in additional harm if unaddressed, the University may impose care-driven educational sanctions to address those concerns.

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lead Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly D. Anderson

Director

Office for Equal Opportunity

509-335-8288

anderson34@wsu.edu

Washington State University

French Admin 225

Pullman, WA 99164-1022

Fax – (509) 335-5483

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Melynda Huskey

Interim Vice President

Student Affairs

509-335-2193

melyndah@wsu.edu

Anne McCoy

Associate Director of Athletics

Athletics

509-335-7149

amccoy@wsu.edu

Title IX Liaisons

Nancy Youlden

WSU Vancouver

Vice-Chancellor

Student Affairs

360-546-9559

studentaffairs@vancouver.wsu.edu

Danielle Kleist

WSU Tri Cities

Director of Student Life and Services

509-372-7104

danielle.kleist@tricity.wsu.edu

James Mohr

WSU Spokane

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

509-358-7534

james.mohr@wsu.edu

Ciera Graham

WSU Everett

Associate Director Student SVCS

425-405-1600

cagraham@wsu.edu

Dixie Kearney

CAHNRS

Office of Human Engagement

509-335-9825

dixie.kearney@wsu.edu

Debbie O’Donnell

WSU Global Campus

Director of Marketing and Communications

509-335-4680

debrao@wsu.edu