Washington State University Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy and Resources for Assistance

The strategic plan of Washington State University calls for an “environment of trust and respect in all that we do.” Discrimination and sexual harassment destroy mutual respect and a trusting environment. This policy expresses the commitment of WSU to maintain an environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. This policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, or others having an association with the University.

WSU is committed to the principles of free inquiry and free expression. Vigorous discussion and debate are fundamental to the University, and this policy is not intended to stifle teaching methods or freedom of expression. Discrimination and sexual harassment are neither legally protected expressions of speech nor the proper exercise of academic freedom. Sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination compromise the integrity of the University, its tradition of intellectual freedom, and the trust and respect expected in the University community.

Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR) will conduct prompt and effective investigations of incidents of alleged discrimination and sexual harassment; informing supervisors of the progress in the conduct of investigations; and report the results of the investigations to the supervisors, complainants and complaint respondents.

Click here, to access the University’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15).

For more information, contact:

Compliance and Civil Rights
French Administration, Room 225