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Washington State University Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation

Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation (CRCI)

Office Name Change – August 1, 2019

Please note, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation was previously called the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity. The name change occurred on August 1, 2019, to better communicate the purpose and services of our office.

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI) is the WSU resource for information on:

  • Complaint Investigation

    • CRCI 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.
  • Civil Rights Consultation and Technical Guidance

    • CRCI is a resource for the university community for questions relating to civil rights compliance, requirements, and obligations.  CRCI also actively monitors university programs and provides compliance recommendations as appropriate.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance

    • CRCI monitors activities and provides technical guidance to ensure WSU is in compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws.
  • Title IX Compliance

    • WSU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex. CRCI provides Title IX technical guidance and grievance procedures to the university community, including providing resources and support for individuals who experienced stalking, intimate partner violence, or sexual misconduct.
  • Clery Compliance 

  • ADA Compliance 

    • WSU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability, and WSU is committed to providing accessible programs and services.  CRCI provides technical guidance to the university community about our obligations under the ADA, as well as grievance processes for those who experience discrimination on the basis of their disability.
  • Education and Training

    • CRCI is committed to raising awareness about civil 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 

News and Events 


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

WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey

For questions about the survey please contact our office or visit the below link:

FAQ for Collection of Personal Demographic Information