A copy of the response submitted to OCR by WSU can be found by visiting the Title IX and OCR page.
U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding university processes for responding to sexual violence concerns under Title IX. WSU is carefully reviewing the proposed rule and intends to provide feedback consistent with the values and needs of our communities before the January 28, 2019 deadline. We encourage you to learn about and review the rule, and welcome your input; we are particularly interested in any specific aspects of the rule that you find promising or concerning.
For more information and/or to leave feedback on the proposed change visit Title IX and OCR.
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 of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI): CRCI 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: