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Washington State University Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation

Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation (CRCI)

COVID-19 Updates

While under the Washington state Stay Home, Stay Healthy order our staff is working remotely. You may still reach us by phone and leave a message but be advised that responses may be delayed. For the quickest response to questions or concerns please email us at

Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

File a Complaint Form

Meetings and interactions will be primarily via emailZoom video conference, phone, or postal mail. If you need an accommodation to this process, please let us know.

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 Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sex and Gender Based Violence. 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 

    • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) was enacted in 1990 and requires institutions to publish an annual security report, maintain a crime log, issue timely warnings and maintain crime statistics.
  • 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

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FAQ for Collection of Personal Demographic Information