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Cyber Harassment Resources

Cyber Harassment Resources

Online Resources

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

The mission of the Internet Crime Complaint Center is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners. Information is analyzed and disseminated for investigative and intelligence purposes to law enforcement and for public awareness. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online provides information and resources to educate and empower global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely. F

Crash Override

Crash Override is a crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing online abuse. They are a network of experts and survivors who work directly with victims, tech companies, lawmakers, media, security experts, and law enforcement to educate and provide direct assistance working to eliminate the causes of online abuse. is an online resource site for cyberstalking victims: information on reporting a cyberstalker, online privacy tips, and tips for safer socializing online on social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube.

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative addresses how traumatic and distressing it can be to find your intimate images online when you didn’t consent to them being shared and works with all of the major social media and tech companies to provide you with a list of how to report this violation on all of their platforms.

Online Safety by Feminist Frequency

Feminist Frequency provides an online guide to staying safe online and preventing cyber harassment. utilizes specially-trained young volunteers to design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying.

Confidential Resources

In most instances,  service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

WSU Counseling and Psychological Services (For Students)

WSU Counseling and Psychological Services provides confidential and private counseling and can provide information about referrals and options, including helping you to access services related to academics, housing, transportation, and medication referrals.  Washington Building, Room 302, 509-335-4511 (M-F, 8-5), 509-335-2159 (after hours).

WSU Cougar Health Services 

HWS offers a range of health services for students. 509-335-3575. To learn more, visit Health and Wellness Services.

WSU Employee Assistance Program (For Employees)

WSU EAP provides confidential and private counseling to WSU employees and can provide information about referrals and service provider options in the local community. 509-335-5759. To learn more, visit the Employee Assistance Program.

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse       

ATVP provides supportive services to all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and stalking.  Among the many supportive services offered (shelter, crisis intervention, support group, etc…), ATVP’s legal advocates can help you assess safety needs and help you obtain protective orders.  Services are confidential, free of charge and offered without discrimination. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.  ATVP also houses the Whitman County Crime Victim Service Center, which offers many of these services to all victims of crime. 509-332-4357 or 1-877-334-2887.

University Resources

These offices share information only on a need-to-know basis but cannot guarantee confidentiality.  Unless designated as a confidential resource, WSU employees are required to report incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct to CRCI or the WSU Title IX Coordinator.

Office of the Dean of Students

DOS can assist you in coordinating resources and support, such as making changes in classes or your schedule.  This office also can help your resolve housing issues, notify faculty if you will be leaving campus for a short time, and assist you with other challenges you may encounter.  This office also has Student Conduct Advisors available to help students understand the conduct process, resources, and their options.  French 134,  509-335-5757.

Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI)

CRCI works closely with OSC on student matters or HRS on employee matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  CRCI conducts investigations, makes findings of fact, determines whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  CRCI also provides trainings about discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  Interpretive services available.  French 225, 509-335-8288.

Center for Community Standards

CCS administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  CCS participates in investigative meetings with CRCI and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  French Ad 130, 509-335-4532.

Human Resource Services (HRS) 

HRS is a full service office designed to assist individuals with their employment needs.  HRS occasionally works with CRCI when matters that implicate EP 15 may also implicate policies within the purview of HRS.  HRS may also work with supervisors to address any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the preliminary investigation is complete.  509-335-4521.

Office of the University Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community.  The ombudsman provides information relating to university policies and procedures and facilitates the resolution of problems and grievances through informal investigation and mediation.  The office does not replace or supersede other university grievances, complaint, or appeal procedures.  509-335-1195.

Access Center

The Access Center provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the educational environment. 509-335-3417.

Office of Veterans Affairs & Student Veterans Center (SVC) 

The WSU SVC is a place to meet fellow veteran students, relax between classes, use the ample table space for study groups, take advantage of student computers and printers, learn about VA education benefits and University resources, employment and involvement opportunities, and attend various workshops.  Located within the SVC, the Office of Veterans Affairs can answer questions concerning VA education benefits, while serving as a liaison to other university offices, schools, the VA, and the military services.  The transition from military service to higher education can be challenging.  The SVC and Office of Veteran Affairs can provide you with the support to help you reach your goals.  509-335-1234.

Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC)

GIESORC promotes education, empowerment, and engagement for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally constituents across the Washington State University system.  GIESORC also provides resources, education, advocacy, and training to students and employees.  Information regarding names changes, gender neutral bathrooms, and health insurance is also available on their website.  509-335-8841.

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to assist students throughout their educational journey at WSU and beyond.  Their web page lists various resources to help students lead successful and productive lives.

Cougar Success

Cougar Success aims to help students navigate and take advantage of all the opportunities and resources available at WSU.

Police Resources

WSU Police Department 

Law enforcement for on-campus incidents.  509-332-2521.

Pullman Police Department

Law enforcement for all off-campus incidents.  509-334-0802.


Legal Resources

Northwest Justice Project Free Legal Hotline

CLEAR is Washington state’s publicly funded legal aid program.  CLEAR provides free legal assistance and representation to those who qualify on the basis of income. 1-888-201-1012.

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